Sunday, April 22, 2012

#14/54 AHS Dos Equis Amber Lager (3A)

Dos Equis is a lager that was originally brewed by the German-born Mexican brewer Wilhelm Hasse in 1897. The brand was named Siglo XX ("20th century") to commemorate the arrival of the new century, and the bottles were marked with the Roman numeral for 20 ("XX"), thus "Dos Equis" which is Spanish for "two X."
Dos Equis XX Imported Beer logo
Dos Equis - Stay Thirsty my friends
"The Most Interesting Man in the World"

"I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis."

"Stay thirsty, my friends."

BJCP Style 3A
Date Brewed 41021
ABV 4.73
OG 1.049
FG 1.013
Calories 139
SRM 14.4
7 lb Extra Pale Extract
4 oz Malto-Dextrin
1 lb Vienna Malt
6 oz Crystal 20L Malt
1 oz Black Patent Malt 
Hops-Bittering 1.25 oz Tettnang
Hops-Flavor .25 Tettnang and .25 Saaz
Yeast WL940 Mexican Lager
Hops-Flavor .5 oz Tettnang
Yeast WL940 Mexican Lager

Sunday, April 15, 2012

#13 Northern Brewer - Dry Dock Paragon Apricot Blonde (#13/56/105)

Dry Dock Brewing Co. logo

Blonde ale: pale, refreshing, balanced. Already a crowd-pleaser, but add in apricot and you’ve got one of Dry Dock Brewing Co.’s most popular beers. A very light, slightly sweet malt body is the foundation, accompanied by minimal hopping and classic American yeast. The secret here is using real apricot puree, which contributes fresh apricot flavor, additional body and a bit of fruity tartness. Some apricot extract added at bottling supports the flavor and extends it. The perfect end to a summer evening, or an excellent pair for a light almond pastry.

Northern Brewer - Dry Dock Paragon Apricot Blonde
Dry Dock Brewing Co.Paragon Apricot Blonde pint

BJCP Style 20
ABV 5.2
OG 1.055
Calories 160
SRM 8.1
IBUs 17
ABV 5.1%
6.3 lbs Gold Malt Syrup
1 lb Golden Light Dry Malt Extract
8 oz Briess Caramel 20L
Hops-Bittering .75 oz Cascade
Yeast Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Secondary Apricot Puree

Dry Dock Brewing Company of Aurora CO is one of the hottest up and coming breweries in the US. In the 6 years that it has been open, it has racked up more than a dozen World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival medals, including Small Brewing Company of the Year. But to try one of their amazing brews you’d have to live in the tiny section of Colorado they cater to. Good thing for the rest of us Dry Dock has worked closely with Northern Brewer to develop these Pro-Series beer kits.  Northern Brewer sourced the same ingredients and kept all the recipe particulars the same, just scaled down to homebrew size.

Check out the Dry Dock Beer Menu

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