Brew 007 – Mar O’Cit Squared Double IPA

7.8% ABV.   Brewed 11/27/2016.

This was the second of two brews I created with my two sons-in-law in mind.  I loved my Mar O’Cit SMaSH (single malt and single hop) IPA so much that I decided to do a double IPA version for Christopher, my older daughter’s husband.  Chris is quite fond of the hop as am I.

This came out just as delicious, but bigger, a bit heavier mouthfeel, and stronger. So citrusy, juicy, and aromatic – this is one I will repeat a number of times I’m sure. We certainly enjoyed it at Christmastime!

Here is my review:

Brew 006 – Yeti (clone) Russian Imperial Stout

9.1% ABV.   Brewed November 12, 2016.

While technically not a Russian Imperial Stout, rather Great Divide Yeti is simply an Imperial Stout, I did make some additions to a clone recipe I somewhat closely followed. Somewhat.  My goal was to take an imperial stout I really liked and make it bigger, bolder, stronger, and with a noticeable sweet component.  Score! When I put this on tap on December 19 and drew the first glass – the heavy mouthfeel, complexity, flavor, sweetness, dark chocolate, coffee…to say I was pleased is an understatement.

This was one of two brews I did with my sons-in-law in mind as they and our girls were coming for Christmas.  Jamie, my younger daughter’s husband, had expressed a fondness for the Marshall Zhukov from Cigar City I had on hand a few Christmases before – so this one was for Jamie, and he heartily approved.

Here is my review:

Watch this pour from my new Intertap faucet with the stout attachment!