As I wait in breathless anticipation for the remainder on my ingredients and my Phil Mill my thoughts have begun to ruminate. I have, or will have soon, enough ingredients to brew several 5 gallon batches of craft beer, all of which are going to be Belgian in style. At least they were...
Old Plowshare Stout, organic
Old No. 38 Stout
Both are brewed by North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, on the Mendocino Coast in California. And, both are excellent examples of the Dry Stout style perfected in Ireland. The former is creamy chocolaty fruity toasty while the latter is toasty fruity leathery nectary!
Funny thing is, it wasn't trying these stouts that convinced me to brew one but rather the idea of brewing something so different from the Belgian beers I am impassioned with.
Wish me luck!