A Beer at Lunch? Yes, Please

After months of looking out the window by my desk at grass that was still showing tints of green, snow has finally arrived to Vermont (in the second week of February!). Of course, this means everyone at the ski resorts is excited as business will pick up, and skiers and snowboarders are equally stoked to find fresh powder.

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New “Water Tower” Wort Chiller; Yuba Gold #3

A new wort chiller design was built and had it’s first test during the brewing of yet another new batch of Yuba Gold (#3). It is essentially a cooling tower constructed with a 10-foot garden hose, swimming flotation device (“noodle”), nylon ties and some fittings to attach to the kitchen sink faucet. A drill is used to make small holes every 2 inches or so and aimed at the inside of the …

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Yuba Gold #2

The club members enjoyed another great brewing session today, this time to recreate one of their favorite recipes, Yuba Gold, a light and refreshing American Pale Ale using only American 2-Row Pale and light Crystal malted barley (no sugar adjuncts other than for bottle carbonation). Amarillo Gold and Centennial hops give a citrusy, floral taste and aroma for this well balanced beer. Something like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but with more alcohol and body!.

The …

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Oak Tree – First Revision

Oak Tree has become one of RSB’s most popular brews. It is destined to be our flagship brew for summer enjoyment!

This American Amber Ale style recipe is based on an award-winning Red Nectar Ale (Nectar Ales, SLO, CA) clone. Beautiful red/amber color with balanced malt and hops. American Pale (2-Row) and medium Crystal (40 and 80) provide the malty flavor and fermentables. A little flaked wheat imparts a slight wheat flavor and …

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