Doctor Duvel

I'm like a sommelier, but for beer.

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Location: Upstate New York, United States

Favorite Beers: Orval, Samuel Smith, Duvel, Hennepin, Oude Gueze, Chimay, Dogfish Head, Anchor Steam, and anything made by Trappist monks.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Still an Ass-Clown

Yes, it's true.

I did finally build the kegerator though.

Currently on draft in my former dining room:

Opus 3 Raspberry Lambic
"Not Medically Relevant" Brown Ale
Pliny the Welder Xtreme Double IPA

They have vintage tap handles, respectively Schlitz, Lowenbrau Special, and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Joining them next will be "Robin's Revenge" English Bitter and an Oatmeal Stout (weird name TBA). I'm kegging those tomorrow, I hope.

Recent bottled beers to mature include Bitch Bastard Blizzard Bock (awesome), Amanuensis Ale (very good American blond ale), Sunny Thursday Bavarian Weizen (also good), and Primary Pilsner (lovely, all-Tettnang hops).

In fermenters are Vinification Chardonnay Ale, a young lambic shortly to be krieked, my old lambic (really, I'll bottle it soon), a Flemish sour brown, and a spring pale ale. I obviously went on a wild beer spree. . .

Shortly to be brewed:

Barley Wine
More Pilsner
Steam beer
Black IPA
A serious series of Belgians (Singel, Dubbel, Tripel, Strong Pale, Saisons, you name it)

A brewer's work is really never done. Especially when he's also a professor and publishing scholar. . .