Tag Archives: Solera

Lambic brewing year 3, plus Lambic blending year 2 and Framboise

It’d been far too long since I posted an update to this blog. Apologies for that, but I’m finally getting around to writing up some of the progress in the Lambic project. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since the first brew. Lambic project activities have become one of my favorite traditions. What could be […]

Lambic brew day, year 2, plus year 1 Lambic blending and bottling, and year 1 Kriek

I can hardly believe it’s been over a year since we committed our first batch of Lambic to the barrel. This time, things are a little more intense, as now we need to blend off 1 barrel the first batch of 1 year Lambic, brew Lambic for year two, AND rack off for Kriek to […]

Lambic Project 6 Month Tasting

When you are involved in long ongoing beer projects, the typical situation of beers seeming to take forever to complete (even though you’re waiting at most a month), get’s turned around and things move much faster than you’re prepared for. (Hence my ridiculously late Sour Brown bottling earlier in the year) The Lambic Project is […]

Lambic Brew Days 2 and 3

Every blog post probably shouldn’t start with how bad at blogging I am, but here goes… I have endless things I could say about this all, but the act of typing it all out, uploading photos, dealing with annoying software etc, is barrier enough to make my time between posts oscillate between, “maybe i’m do […]

My Solera Sour Brown Ale, Featured on Basic Brewing Radio

I recently did two things that I would typically never do, and that is sending out beers for complete strangers to review, and then being interviewed about said beers for the world to hear. The former is largely because I typically eschew competition, and the second because it’s horrifying to hear my speaking voice played […]

Chasing a dream… Lambic

Having brewed predominately sour beers for the past few years now, I’ve for assorted reasons, always avoided Lambic. I’m sure it’s some combination of the mythical significance it holds within the brewing community at large, and with that the lore of how incredibly difficult it is to produce. Turbid mashes, fussy microbes, and assorted other […]

Big brew day. 20g for the Solera Golden Ale Barrel

One of the best things about the advanced stages of homebrew obsession is being involved in ongoing barrel projects. This was the first big group project I got involved in and my second project using the Solera method. At some point I need to document more of that here, but I’m terrible at posting, so […]