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The Thirsty Dog Project is all grown up, and stretched its wings.

Refreshing, brightly complex, slightly spicy, herbal and floral. And the aromas and flavors evolve as the beer warms and opens up.

This is a great beer that suits a warm Southern California - or Canary Islands - afternoon very well. I handed the recipe off to Tierra de Perros cerveza artesanal, the brewery on the Canary Islands for whom I crafted the beer.

There will soon be some lucky craft beer lovers off the west coast of Africa enjoying this unique Specialty Saison.

Cheers!
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Thirsty Dogs Pilot Batch
Thirsty Dogs Pilot Batch

 

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Something new for Beancurdturtle Brewing. Project labels. Because (at least not right now) we don't sell beer. The beers we make are of two kinds.

  1. A pilot batch - a proof of concept. The beer is a unique recipe, crafted to meet the equipment capacity of a specific brewery and fit with the typical inventory, while simultaneously embodying the concept for the beer and expressing a little personality of the brewery and/or the region where the brewery makes its home.
  2. A sample recipe - which is a seasonal or specialty ale that usually uses new processes, creative ingredients, or exacting old school techniques. These beers are intended to demonstrate that great beer is always grounded in tradition and process, enhanced with something unexpected but not overwhelming.

The brewery that makes the beer will design their own label when they bring the beer to their customers. Sure, Beancurdturtle Brewing will get credit on the final label - but the beer is crafted so the brewery that brews it can proudly say that they own the concept, and the personality of the beer expresses something about them, and their home.

Cheers!
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Porter Alcoiana Project - Pilot Batch
Porter Alcoiana Project - Pilot Batch
Black Lingerie - a sample recipe
Black Lingerie - a sample recipe. And in this case, an evolving reserve recipe.

 

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So, let's review the subjective target for this beer - the Thirsty Dog Project - I crafted for Tierra de Perros, cerveza artesanal.

Subjective Target: Unique and refreshing beer with enough complexity to be enjoyed in all seasons, and particularly appropriate for warm weather, and/or as an accompaniment to food.

Well it is refreshing, complex, and slightly savory from the herbs grown on the Canary Islands where it will be brewed. But today I had a sandwich with cured meat and cheese, and olives - things typical for a light Spanish treat. I decided to test the "as an accompaniment to food" part of the target.

May I just say "Wow!"

It is absolutely on target, and such a perfect compliment to cured meats, cheese, and olives. And I'm sure it will also a great accompaniment to many other foods. Target achieved!

Cheers!
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Thirsty Dog, a perfect food pairing beer.
Thirsty Dog, a perfect food pairing beer.

 

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