Double White IPA is scheduled to be tapped at 2:00pm on Saturday the 1st of August, 2015. Yes, the first commercial release of a beer 100% conceived and brewed by BCT Brewing Project, and lovingly nurtured to be nursed from a tap, will be ready.
Typical of the first batch of anything brewed on unfamiliar equipment there were a few challenges. But, achieving 9% ABV (probably a little more), wasn't one of them. Here's some fancy numbers, it started at 19.2 Brix, and it will finish at about 7.9 Brix - which in simple English means, this beer will kick your behind halfway to next Tuesday.
It's a little sweeter than I targeted in my head, but it finished lower in measured residual sugars than I anticipated. It tastes lovely, and after the dry hops take hold it should be nothing less than terrific. Oh yeah, that's right - I went by to dump in the dry hops tonight. So I took a sample to check ABV, and to have a preview taste.
So, you want a pour? One of the first pours? Of course you do. Come by the tasting room at about 2:00pm on Saturday, I'll be finishing up a brew day and ready to toast the birth of this little slice of brewery.
So, this is the first post related to our BCT Brewing Project. Why this particular figure of speech "The die is cast."?
Well, basically because the BCT Brewing Project is a crossing of the Rubicon (another figure of speech). Up until now, the commercial releases crafted by Beancurdturtle Brewing LLC have been Gypsy brewed at breweries in Europe, or recipe handoffs to other breweries. You craft a recipe, brew the first big batch and watch it go to the fermenter, then walk away and wait for a bottle to arrive.
The BCT Brewing Project is an opportunity for me to take control of the whole process – from milling the grain to packaging the beer. The whole kit and caboodle. The full Monty. The up and down of it. The donkey, the monkey, and the big banana. So to speak.
In August of 2016 we poured the last glass of BCT Brewing Project beer. Though the BCT Brewing Project is no longer a thing, we designed all of the beers, and we still design award winning beer for craft breweries internationally.