Thursday, June 25, 2009

ProAm and Bottles of IPA

We bottled the "Rye"m & Reason IPA which is now available for purchase/consumption. Look for it with the blue wax.

On another note, Steve Kamp, member of the B.O.S.S. homebrew club stopped by and helped us brew the ProAm entry for the GABF. Called "Frankenstein", after one of his cats, it is a Dortmunder and this is the first lager that Bryan and I have brewed at Flossmoor. All of us are very excited about it. Check out some of the photos of Steve hard at work!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Catch the brewery happenings with Twitter!

I now know that my lack of blogging has more to do with my lack of patience than not caring. One sentence updates are right up my alley! So if you want to catch what is the latest here at FSBC, please check out @FlossmoorBrewer on twitter.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Over the next couple of months, we are brewing up some pretty fun and interesting brews to be released in August and September.

Just as last year, we will be participating in a collaboration of breweries brewing the Collaborative Evil. This year's style is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale. Each brewery is adding a unique ingredient (honey, spices/herbs, exotic sugars) that makes each one different. Our ingredient is still a secret -- at least until we taste the finished beer and it doesn't suck.

We are also brewing a Pro/Am beer for the GABF. Homebrewer extraordinaire Steve Kamp and I will be making his Dortmunder-style lager called Frankenstein. A nice lager to sip away the hot, summer ending days (dare I say "dog days";)

In addition to this we are also planning "The Turk", a Belgian Saison.

Can't wait to share them all with you.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Climb the Summit!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Our next tapping will be held on Tuesday June 23rd, 8 pm.
Here's the stats:

Name: "Rye"m & Reason IPA
ABV: 7.5%
The details: A whole lotta Summit hops in the boil followed by a generous helping of Summit & Chinook for dry hopping. Nine (9) different malts were used in this recipe, that's right, NINE!

So prepare those taste buds and get ready to "rye"m...

Monday, June 15, 2009

handing of the reins

Mug Clubbers it has recently come to my attention that I am a substandard blogger!!! So, in order to ensure that all of you have the most up-to-date info, I am handing the reins to our worthy assistant, Richard Grant. As a result, you will be getting better updates, pics and info about happenings at the brewery. Of course, I will be happy to answer any posts/questions posed to me, but day-to-day posts will now be Richard's.