Batch No. 1 - Levud's (discussed in the last post) is a Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale. This beer showcases the pear-like fruity esters from our yeast, as well as the herbally, refined hop flavor and aroma from Styrian Goldings and Czech Saaz. It'll weigh in around 10.5% ABV. This is a one time release, so we made a healthy amount of it. We'll produce a little over 300 cases total.
Orchard White is our Belgian-style witbier. We brew it with unmalted flaked wheat, oats, malted barley, corriander, orange peel, and lavender. This is a thirst-quenching beer that will be a year-round offering. This is one of the few beers we'll offer on draft. We brewed a 15 bbl batch and hope it sells quickly so we can brew it again!
Black Orchard is a Belgian-style Black Wheat Beer. This is an unusual beer, but we think this will be a popular one. Like Orchard White, it's brewed with unmalted flaked wheat, oats, and malted barley. Unlike Orchard White, we have a proprietary mashing method of adding a lot of color without adding much of a roast flavor. This beer lives up to the name-- it is black! We also add different spices than we add to Orchard White. This is one of my favorites, as it's refreshing and session-able but has some complexity and intangible qualities. We brewed 15 bbl of this one as well. With Orchard White, about 50% will be for draft, and the other 50% bottled.
Next week we'll be brewing Saison Rue and our Anniversary beer. A little premature to be brewing an anniversary beer? You'll change your mind when I describe what we'll be doing with it.