Craft Brewing with Style – Part 6

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hello and welcome back to what’s brewing with Augustine oh your look behind the curtain of all things craft beer craft coffee and craft food and the trials and tribulations of becoming a craft brewery I am your host Augustine Iacopelli I am a cofounder or at least trying to be a cofounder of Augustine oh brewing company which is going to be a brewery and coffeehouse in Wichita Kansas and we tend to intend to take it beyond Wichita Kansas to your neck of the woods as well so it thanks for tuning in and we are in a a series of episodes that are exploring both the styles brewed here in Wichita Kansas and those brewed in your community and around the world and in doing this we are utilizing one of the primary templates for looking at and judging craft beer in the United States in particular and around the world in that is through the beer Judge certification program I am a BJCP P judge myself I took a really long hard test to get there and so I have, feelings both ways on looking at style in terms of following it versus just doing your own thing a special and a commercial level it really is a balance between understanding the need for the science and the need to have targets that were aiming for along with the fact that ultimately craft beers about exploration club craft beers about the art of doing it so we’re picking up on category for today which are the pale multi-year peer loggers and done well these are excellent beers in my opinion I think that some of these styles are styles that you can expect at Augustine oh brewing we are going into the realm of loggers a little bit more than we expect some of our competitors will be doing in the local market everybody’s can use to walking into a a craft brewery and picking up parallels and IPAs and things like that will certainly have our fair share of those as well but there’s something to be said about a really nice multi-clean beer and we have a process in house that the will allow us to stock loggers in a way that many other of our competitors are not able to do or at least not able to do as well as we will be able to sell the first in this uphill multi-European logger category is a category for a which is the Munich Hellas category Munich Ellis is clean multi-and it’s a gold colored German logger I got a smooth and grainy sweet malt flavor and also you can, get a nice soft and it’s up partly due to the yellow water that she’s done on the a Munich Hellas and the dry fashion it dries out to at the tail and other subtle spicy floral or herbal hops and their the but with the hopping on on the style because it is kind of a lighter style hops are kept pretty restrained and there’s not a lot of them in there in most of the craft beer examples that I’ve at least drank it and because of the cannot the carbonation that’s they are in the maltiness that’s there and basically being overall restrained beer this is another category that sold made well is a wonderful beer to just sit around and have a few pints with the friends so this is a good beer tent to go to and it is one that will be looking to two as well this is another one of those categories which is a a very rare category that dimethyl sulfites also known as DMS is not considered a fault so yeah it in for those of you don’t know what what that is is it comes across as a slightly cooked corn flavor on the beer and it can it when it’s really bad it can get to almost a cooked cabbage certified flavored at that point DMS is a fault in any beer because most of us do not want to drink that in our craft beers so another thing with respect to the flavor on the spirit it has a moderately multi-start and it’s got sweetness second grainy sweetness on it there really shouldn’t be any residual sweetness I have had some homebrew examples as well as Evenson craft beer examples where this style finishes off actually fairly sweet it shouldn’t be sweet it should to have a very distinct dry finish at the end and the especially of its fully H doubtfully attenuated mouth feel on this is a medium body so well it is a lighter style it it can I it fills you up as well so this is style also that was created in Munich in 1984 at the spot and brewery to compete with other Pilsner type beers that were very popular at the time and it is still the most popular style to date in southern Germany the sub beer this dear Titus drank all the time as just basically a table beer if you’re in the Munich so some of the ingredients are important on the style as well how you want Pilsner malt but Continental Pilsner malt is a really ideal and then you utilize the size or type hop varieties and yeast is also important needs to be a nice clean German yeast I used on the Munich Hellas the next one that will go over to is actually a fairly close but it’s kind of a mid range between the Munich Hellas and the Hellas box as well in it is called a spear it is a a smooth and clean pale German logger that has a’s, moderately strong at a multi-finish in flavor and 80 hop character that is not overwhelming again this is another category that the mold comes through and is that the big presentation it’s not like American styles were often times we like to present the hops and make the hops the the showpiece I this is a style that the represents a lot of the modern German beer that is served if you go to Oktoberfest hence it’s called fest beer and since 1990 the majority of the beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich has been the style and the export beer that’s made for us here in the United States is mainly that the traditional amber style and that is a kind of a US produced interpretations not like the same beer that you taste if you go to Oktoberfest one of the things that is the case at Oktoberfest as well is that really when you’re dealing with fest beer this is intended to be a beer that is more coif avoid it something that could be easily drank in quantity and that’s that that’s the point of it now I will say that quantity it is still pretty high octane coming in at 58 to 63 ABV so this event Augustine and you are listening to Augustine oh brewing’s what’s brewing with Augustine a podcast and we will be back starting off with Hellas blocking the next episode thanks for listening

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