Hey Everyone. Most of you probably know that everyone involved with Good Scarlett either a) just had a baby, or b) is about to have a baby.
As a result, there is not much brewing going on at the moment.
There are still tentative plans for another Big Brew Day in the not-to-distant future - probably around St. Patty's Day. Keep an eye on your in-boxes or check back here in March for details as they solidify.
Our big brew days are even bigger now! We're brewing TWO batches each brew day for a total of 40 gallons of sweet sweet beer.
The flip side of the coin is that our brew days less frequent, so we want to make each one even more special. You can help us do that by joining us for the day! We'll break out the grills so you can char up various meat products, blast some tunes, and generally make an all day party of it.
We'll be sending out an evite soon for our next Big Brew Day. If we accidentally forget to send you one, contact us and we'll get you on the list!
This weekend will be the first in quite some time that we're not freezing our butts off for the glory of brewing. Spring has arrived at Good Scarlett HQ.
At the plate is the Edel-Hell again (A.K.A. Edelicious!). If we could brew more than 20 gallons of this liquid gold we would because this beer is impossible to keep around. Not too many people have tasted it yet because, frankly, we've been hoarding it. We promise to let some of this batch out in to the wild for people to try.
On deck is Shawn's Triple A (American Amber Ale) - another fantastic beer. I had a pint of it on St. Patrick's Day and was again reminded of how tasty this hoppy ale is.
In the hole, possibly the Four Shepherds Stout although we may put in a pinch hitter as we still have a lot of stout at the moment. We're also performing some equipment upgrades that will allow us more flexibility in our brewing schedule. Right now we have to stick to an Ale, Ale, Lager, Lager pattern. The equipment upgrades will free us from having to follow any pattern at all. This means that we could brew the Edel here again if we wanted. Awesome.
The Whitetail Ale has been kegged. Obviously, we waited a bit too long to brew this "holiday" style beer - I don't think Memorial Day is supposed to count. We'll do better next year. This beer is a slugger (for us) at 6.7% ABV. We don't usually make beer this strong (we like to drink beer, not fall down) but it was a big hit last year. We recommend drinking it while already in the prone position to save time.
We're really pleased with the new Helles. We've been working on a good Hell for a long time and this may be the one. We're brewing it again next week, so we'll see if it was a fluke or not. I have faith.
The beer is definitely the lightest colored beer we have ever made. It's probably a 3-4 SRM (think Budweiser) and it has fantastic flavor. It's well balanced and has the driest lager finish we have ever produced (thank you fermentation temp control).
This is a session beer without a doubt. I tend to hang around the tap when I'm having a few because the need for a refill comes fast and often.