The daily beer painting is of none other than my world famous homebrew known as Clendan Ale. I know that I said I was going to brew smaller batches, around the one-gallon size, but this Year of Beer project has actually required more commercial beer than normal. I am proud to show off my Clendan Ale, as it is the perfect example of a session ale! Right in there at 4.2%, this is a perfect all day sipper. I still won’t operate heavy equipment after drinking it, or any other beer for that matter.
This beer is 100% Centennial hops with a small hop bursting sequence for the last 15 minutes of the boil. It tastes like a fruity, hoppy pale ale. I like Centennial hops, half the formula for a Pacific Northwest pale ale, the other half being Cascade. I’m almost done brewing for the season, as all my fermenters are full, and the temperatures are getting too high for fermentation (yes, even in Alaska)! This weekend I’ll brew a couple of batches of beer for my sister’s wedding in July, and that will be it for the year.
Cabin building season is here! What could be better than homebrew after a full day of building a log home? Well, the Benner Clendaniel Homestead is getting more homelike every season, hoping to enclose the house next summer 2015!
Here’s a shout-out to Coach Mac at Begich Middle School, who inspired me to paint this homebrew beer painting! Hope your track and field team did really well yesterday!