Anniversary Brew

To celebrate our first year as a club, Crafty Ales and Lagers has been kind enough to let us brew a batch on their system.  We discussed a beer we all wanted to make, voted on the details, and brewed it up.

We decided to play around a little with coffee, an ingredient that we all generally enjoy, but none of us had a lot of experience brewing with.  So we made a dark brown ale with lactose and coffee.  The lactose, or milk sugar, isn’t fermentable by beer yeast, so it will lend a sweetness and smooth mouthfeel to the final product and help balance out the coffee.

We brewed on March 5 and now, it’s ready to taste!  Starting Wednesday, April 6th, you too can try it out on tap at Crafty Ales and Lagers!