Thursday, November 03, 2011

Fermentation Without Representation

A little more than a month ago DC Brau Brewing's head brewer Jeff Hancock came to Salt Lake to brew a special collaboration beer with Epic's head brewer Kevin Crompton called Fermentation Without Representation.

The same beer was produced a week later back in D.C. Today this collaboration from two distant breweries, a pumpkin porter will be released at a special release party tonight at Gracie's in downtown SLC. And your invited!

I think you'll really like this one. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, caramel, ginger bread, and roasty grains. Vanilla pops in next with allspice, cinnamon rounding out the back end. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation.

After tonight's release look for Fermentation Without Representation at Epic Brewing and wherever their Exponential Series is sold.

Cheers!

3 comments:

kent said...

How was it? Couldn't make it tonight unfortunately, but I'm looking forward to trying this one out.

Mikey said...

There was a good turnout. There are two batches of FWR. Release #1 has a bit more hoppines to it than #2. There's a reason for this.

Due to problems with pumpkin goo clogging up the heat exchanger during the mash they had to change how the pumpkin was added. Batch #2 had pumpkin added to the fermentor instead of the boil, which changed the profile slightly.

I'm sure that's more info than you wanted.

kent said...

Nope that was EXACTLY the amount of info I wanted.