'Student Brewed' Beer

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by dodgechargerfan, Dec 24, 2010.

    Dec 24, 2010
  1. I just picked up a couple of jugs o' beer from the college's teaching brewery: www.firstdraft.ca

    One Lager. One Ale.
    We're going to test run them on Boxing day.
    I used the safe way to transport precious cargo. :D

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    They call those jugs "Growlers" :confused:
    They only had Ale in regular bottles and I wanted both the Lager and Ale. So, I went for a couple of Growlers.

    Super fresh beer. There's a hand-written label on each with the date that it was bottled - usually the day you buy it because they sell so much of it.
    It's good in the unopened bottle for about 7 days. Once, you open it, 3 to 4 days.

    $15 a Growler and when you bring back the empty, you can refill it for $10.
    A growler holds 64 fl oz (or 1.9L depending on which way you face when you fill it messedup0 )

    This teaching brewery is at the same college at which my daughter is studying culinary.
    They have a teaching winery too that has already won awards against the commercial wineries.

    Review on Sunday night... or maybe Monday morning. :sb:
     
  2. Dec 24, 2010
  3. Mark Wein :mad:

    Nice! I use my daughters car seat for similar purposes :weebz:
     
  4. Dec 24, 2010
  5. jaxn slim Your Worst Nightmare

    Cool.

    I keep my beer in kegs and will often take a growler out to a party. It's a handy way to carry around a 1/2-1 gallon of beer.

    That would be awesome to get a degree in beer.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2010
  7. Coda MWGLF's **** Connoisseur

    ...is a "growler" bottled the same way a regular bottle is?...
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010
  9. Lerxst spaghetti and blankets

    Growlers are bottles filled from beer that's already kegged.

    http://beeradvocate.com/articles/384
     
  10. Dec 24, 2010
  11. Lerxst spaghetti and blankets

    Awesome stuff! It's great to support local breweries....and teaching breweries on top of that.

    'Round here it doesn't get much fresher than grain to glass!
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  12. Dec 24, 2010
  13. Nice!

    The store at the teaching brewery had a couple bags like that in the corner. Different brand though.

    And I learned something new. I had never heard of a growler before.
     
  14. Dec 25, 2010
  15. Lerxst spaghetti and blankets

    A brewpub I visited several months ago had their pool room walls lined with various spare sacks of grain:

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  16. Dec 27, 2010
  17. I shared the Lager with my brother yesterday.

    Very nice.
    First impressions were bright, fresh, fruit type aromas and flavours.
    Then it settled in as a nice clean taste. Not too hoppy.
    Very easy to drink but not lost along with food.

    We had some nice cheddar cheeses - Guinness Irish Cheddar, Irish Whiskey Cheddar and a red win cheddar.
    Some pretzels with a jalapeƱo yogurt dip.
    Some potato chips with ricotta based dip.
    Various crackers with onion and chive cream cheese spread.

    The lager held up well against those flavours.

    *sniffs bottle cap*

    We never got to the chili and baked beans....
    Maybe I'll try the ale with that today.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2010
  19. Lerxst spaghetti and blankets

    Do you know what style of lager that was? Typically in most pale lager styles fruity aromas/esters are considered a fermentation flaw.
     
  20. Dec 27, 2010
  21. Not sure. but I'll find out when I go back to get my growler refilled.

    Those were my impressions - and more about the first sniff, really.
    After that, there really wasn't much of a fruitiness to it.
     

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