Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Beers!

I hope everyone's holidays have passed peacefully enough. I got to go home to Kansas City for a few days over Christmas to spend time with my family. My dad and I even got the chance to homebrew a batch of Sticke Altbier, which is traditional brew from Dusseldorf. It is a stronger version of the town's signature ale, Altbier, which is a copper to brown colored ale brewed to around 5% ABV and significantly hopped. The Sticke version (German for 'Secret') is usually put on tap unannounced and without signage or advertisement, so that only those 'in the know' will order the 'Sticke' beer. It was fun to get to homebrew again, something I hadn't done since our National Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day event here on November 1st.

Anyway, things are back in action at MBC. We now have BrightSide Belgian White on tap and HOPtimal Munition APA and possibly Homeward Brown will join it on Friday. I'll get a batch of Cardinal Direction Abbey Dubbel in tank tomorrow and some 1984 Golden Ale (Classic American Cream Ale) in tank early next week.

In the mean time, look for HürterBrau Hefeweizen and HürterBrau Dusseldorf Altbier in the near future and Billy Pilgrim's Imperial Pilsner in March.

Current Draught List:

Boulevard Bully! Porter, Boulevard Dry Stout, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, Schlafly Dry Hopped APA, North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, O'Dell 5 Barrel Pale Ale and MBC BrightSide Belgian White and MBC 90 Schilling.

Cheers and Beers,