Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just a taste...

We here at BrewFIU are always hard at work bringing you only the best.
Last Wednesday we had an impromptu tasting of Apple Jacks Original, 2.0, and 3.0.

Here are a few teaser shots:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fresh Beer Inc, Cervezas Randallize South Miami

On the night of May 16th Cervezas in South Miami had ounces upon ounces of green sticky buds packed in a large tube. No, this wasn't in the back alley. Fresh Beer Inc. along with Cervezas celebrated Craft Beer Week yesterday by filling two Randalls with two different hop varieties and infusing Avery and Stone IPA's with fresh hop aroma. The event was dubbed Night of 1000 IBU's and certainly stood up to its name.

Randall the Enamal Animal is a type of inline filter in which beer floods a chamber full of hops and strips the hops of their incredible aroma. Avery IPA was poured through centennial hops while Stone IPA was poured
through warrior hops. Centennial hops have an average alpha acid level of 9-12% and are very citrusy and floral. Warrior on the other hand typically has 15-17% alpha acids and is an earthy, spicy, hop. I felt that both hops lend themselves well to the beers poured through them.

For more information on local beer events during American Craft Beer Week visit Fresh Beer Inc.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Brew at the Zoo

As dusk set in, animals at the zoo began to retire for the night. Gorillas climbed into their grass beds, vultures perched on their roosts. Meanwhile, another breed of animals began to migrate around the entrance of the zoo to willingly be taken into the confines of captivity. The "Party Animal" or Drinksalota Brewskis is a common species that imbibes in plentiful drink.

Miami New Times Second Annual Brew at the Zoo was an enormous event. Thousands of guests poured through the gates to sample a variety of beers. B.R.E.W. FIU definitely showed up to the event. Our line up included a vienna lager, 2 irish red ales, Single Malt and Single Hop, peanut butter chocolate stout, brown ale, IPA20, and an oak aged golden ale. Our crowd pleaser
had to be the hoppy wheat beer in which we ran through a Randall stuffed to the top withamarillo hops. This infused a fresh hop aroma in the final product.

All in all, the 2nd annual Brew at the Zoo was a huge success. Much to our surprise we ran through 45 gallons of homebrewed craft ales within 2 hours! We plan on brewing more beer next year to hopefully quench the masses. One problem that faces the Drinksalota Brewskis is waking up the next morning.