The search for my next homebrew is on. I’m a bit conflicted, and I’m hoping my friends on the interwebs can help.
At first, I wanted to do a really solid Pale Ale. I love Sierra Nevada, and I was eying up the clone Midwest Brewing Supply has on their website. However, the higher the temperature rose, the more my tastes were swayed.
What I’m looking for now is a really solid Summer Ale. I’ve had a few over the last few weeks: Brooklyn’s Sorachi Ace, Flying Dog’s Tire Bite Golden Ale, River Horse’s Summer Ale, and Stoudt’s Kolsh. Now I’m hooked.
I’d love to find a recipe for an easy-drinking summer ale. Something light, crisp and refreshing. I really loved Flying Dog’s Tire Bite, because it drank really crisp, but left just enough hops to satisfy the hop-head in me.
Keep in mind – I’m still an extract brewer. I have yet to graduate to the full grain styles some of my homebrew mentors have practiced for many years. I feel like I’m evolving towards that, but I’m still a year or so away from all-grain brewing.
So I open up my forum (and my brew pot) to you, my homebrew and craft beer friends. Do you know of any homebrew recipes for a great, easy-drinking Summer Ale? Let me know in the comment.
You just may be immortalize through a name for my brew.