Friday, January 16, 2009

Beer choices and selections

While the bank plays "phone tag" with the SBA, I'm started finalizing much of the logistics and strategies about the brewery. One of the more difficult ones to think of was how many and what kinds of beers to brew.

While everyone has their favorite beer style to drink, it may not be a beer style that a majority of beer drinkers like. While I enjoy a good super hopped IIPA or a super sour lambic, the average beer drinker may not. So with that in mind, I have developed Doodle Brewings first beer to be a Belgian Dubbel called "Dubbel Doodle."

Belgian Dubbels, in my opinion, are very easy to drink, have a little bit of a punch to them, and are still a very classy artisian beer. Plus, my wife really likes dubbels, and we all know that the person letting you spend lots of money on beer is someone you have to cater to.

With that said:

The Dubbel Doodle pours a dark mahogany with a slight red at the edges of the glass. The aroma reveals a malt sweetness with hints of toffee and raisin present but not dominating. The first sip fills your tounge with a caramel like sweetness with a slight plum/raisin aftertaste lingering. The last sip leaves you with an empty glass and an empty feeling, until the next time you are able to enjoy another one of these hand crafted artisinal beers.

At least, that's the way the test batches are. I'm sure the final product will be much better after more testing and some various tasting panels.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Another Waiting Game

It's all in the banks hands now. I'm just waiting on that phone call...