So today was the first day of our homebrew club meeting. Really excited, Chef Ryan O’Mally is going to be our instructor for the club. We met to talk about our goals for this club and what days we will meet and blah blah. We had some really cool ideas being tossed around like maybe having a beer day at NECI’s quad and invite any homebrewer in town to participate, after brewing enough beers having a beer pairing dinner, growing hops in the school garden and maybe even visiting local breweries. I am actually about to head out to price supplies for our mash tun we are going to build.
Well with that out of the way lets get started on our Beer Of The Day.
Red & White
Witbeier (Brewed with pinot noir juice)
Red & White is a Belgian style witbier that is mashed with coriander and orange peel. Once it has been added to the fermentation vessel they ferment it with pinot noir juice. After it is done fermenting a portion of this beer is then aged in oak barrels and then married back together. This is a limited edition Dogfish brew. I snagged a bottle of it at some random beer store in Tennessee.
Appearance – 1/2 finger head with a beautiful copper color with a hint of red.
Smell – Citrus and spice. Nice and malty, definitely has that pinot noir aroma.
Taste – Slightly sour with sweetness from the malts. More sourness towards the back. Tastes like pineapple when I burp.
Mouth Feel – Medium to heavy bodied. Leaves an acidic tingle on your gums.
Drinkability – Great beer. I love the spice, maybe a bit too much of that pineapply taste but it’s tolerable. Not a “session” beer.