Sunday, April 15, 2012

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

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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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