Monday, August 30, 2010

Hop harvest & Bar Lee Whine

So I harvested the hops yesterday. Kinda dissapointed in the yeild. Only about 8 ounces wet. But I have talked to other farmers in the area and their yeilds were 1/2 of normal this year...

Hope to get a couple ounces when dried. That will do a couple batches of beer....
ALSO. Thinking about going big! Bar Lee Whine. Just have to come up with the grain bill and recipe....more to come.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Newhaus Hefeweizen update

Well. After a weekend away I figured I would come back to a pretty quiet fermenter. Nope. Slowing, but still moving pretty steady. Seems like another few days at least.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Abita Dinner Photos, etc

A great time at the Abita Beer Dinner. Good beers, great food and company!
Brickwall Tavern - Asbury Park,NJ

The Brickwall. Cool place.

The Amber and Purple Haze. Great beers for food pairings.

Their Wit. Very Popular with the group.

Some beer dinner folks.

Jockamo....hoppy goodness.

And the food!!! wow....

Turbodog. How can you go wrong with a name like that!

And food like this!

And the Finale. An Abita Rootbeer float. (with a ginger snap)
And the Hybrid Taxi rides were fun too....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fermentation Update & Abita Beer Dinner

Just a quick fermentation update on the Newhaus Hefe. We have a solid fermentation going. It started a bit warm so I used the wet tee shirt trick. (not that one...come on!) I hadn't used it before but it worked great. It lowered the carboy temp by 3 or 4 degrees....just what I needed.

Also. Tonight is the Abita Beer dinner at the Brickwall Tavern in Asbury Park,NJ. I'll post photos and info tomorrow.

PLUS: check out Abita's SOS info posted in ALL ABOUT BEER today. A Weizen Pils!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Newhaus Hefeweizen

So the first NJ brew....Newhaus the fermenter.....
Hot Liquor Tank

Da Grains
They sent a plane to check on us.

The Mash!

Assistant Brewers!

Hey...what is in there?

HEY....knock that off!!!

The Brew!

Now....the choppers are coming in....

Hey....what's going on?


The Brew!

Saturday, August 7, 2010 that a brewing platform?

Since our recent move, I have been asked "when is your next brew day?" Well....first I had to stain "the brewing platform". Plus a list of other things.... :)

Abita beer Dinner at The Brickwall Tavern

August 17th we are headed to the Brickwall Tavern for a night of beers and food. 5 Course dinner and 5 Beers from a great Louisiana brewery. Abita. We did a test drive at the Brickwall last week and loved their beer list, food and atmosphere.

Check them out:

And check Abita out at:

Photos and followup after the fun and frolic.