Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 T.Ra.Sh. Mexican Lager

The 2015 T.Ra.Sh. Mexican Lager is gone.

A couple of Mexicans helped me drink it. It didn't last very long.

There is nothing particularly Mexican about the T.Ra.Sh. Mexican Lager.

It does use White Labs WLP940 yeast, which is called "Mexican Lager Yeast", which apparently originates from Mexico City. I guess that gives the beer something of a Mexican lineage.

But, when I think of Mexican beer, this is not what I picture.

Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 X-Mas Ale

Well, once again I find myself writing a blog post well after I had intended to get it posted. This time, I'm getting to the brew-day post after I have been drinking the beer for awhile.

Oh well. It is a tasting post as well...

The SheppyBrew Brewery has a tradition of brewing a special Christmas Seasonal winter warmer every year. I started way back in 2009 and have done one every year since. See X-Mas Ales 2009 - 2015 for links to all the recipes.

Every year, the beer is pretty big (for me) with dark amber or brown color with lots of caramel malt flavor. I changed the recipe up every year adding different spices except for the past couple years where I just made the base beer.