Since becoming a writer I have had little involvement except with word of mouth promotion for our site as well as local beer. I am finally taking this opportunity to catch everyone up with what I’ve been up to these past few months as well as what I’ve seen in regards to the local breweries. To start with I have completed my first two homebrews. The first was an American pale ale with Cascade and Willamette hops. The second was an imperial stout single hopped with galaxy hops. I named this one Galactic Imperial Stout trooper. For a first time brewer most reviews of my beer had only praise and constructive advice. I recently procured a propane burner which will allow for more controlled temps. (my first two brews took place on a kitchen stove) An apricot Kolsch is next on the brew list followed by a hazelnut porter. Anyone who wants to possibly collaborate on these and any other brews please don’t hesitate to contact me.
The local craft beer is also showing up in Trader Joe’s (my employer). Both Indiana stores carry Triton’s Fieldhouse Wheat, Railsplitter IPA, and Magnificent Amber. Flat 12’s Half Cycle IPA, My name is Amber, and Pogue’s Run porter are also there. Upland’s Dragonfly IPA, Wheat, and Bad Elmer’s Porter are regulars. Three Floyds Alpha King and Robert the Bruce have also made brief appearances.
That’s it for this time guys and gals. Cheers!! -D.Vern