Red Velvet on tap today – Western Medicine, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, and more.

Yup, it’s St. Valentines Day today, and as usual, we have Red Velvet on tap. We add chocolate to our popular Red Glare to get a richness that is similar to the cake it is named after. This is a very small batch, so be sure to get in and have some today because it will be gone tomorrow.
We judged a homebrew competition a few months ago at Imperial Beverage in Kalamazoo, and the winning beer is being brewed at our production plant for statewide distribution. Currently known as Western Medicine (name to be changed for the market), this beer is very similar to a citrusy/herbal summer beer that we make. Using grapefruit instead of clementines and lemons, and using basil instead of thyme, this light American wheat beer is so refreshing, we think you’ll want more than one. We tapped a trial batch yesterday, and it will go quick as well. Come in and have some, and let us know what you think about it. We are tweaking the recipe for scaling it up to our big system.
Ok, so finally a beer that is in a bigger batch, and not going away too quick – Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stout is a multiple award winning recipe from The Sons of Liberty Homebrew Club. We had some of the members in for a brew session after Christmas, and now the beer is ready. It has an interesting nuttiness from the toasted oats used in the mash, and hints of cinnamon and vanilla add to the layers of this beer.

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