Share this on:Raspberry Chocolate Milk Porter Pudding Shooters St. Patrick’s Day is my birthday. Having said that, besides my 21st birthday, I don’t usually get too hyped up about the green beer, Guinness, and corned beef. The reality is, when it comes to beer and corned beef, we pretty much celebrate my Irish heritage all…… Continue Reading
Share this on:Russian Imperial Bourbon Aged Stout Gingersnap Cookies Sometime you just need cookies. And beer. First, I just want to say thanks to all of you who have left such kind word about our sad family troubles. I appreciate each and every one of you. We’re totally checking out this weekend and headed to…… Continue Reading
Honey Roasted Grapefruit Wheat Ale and Meyer Lemon Cupcakes
My Honey Roasted Ruby Red Grapefruit Wheat Ale didn’t win the competition, so I consoled myself by using it to make cupcakes.
I mentioned this before, but didn’t really elaborate. I brewed this beer for a competition called Beer and Branding. It was a really cool event where home brewers were matched up with a marketing team. The brewers created a recipe and brewed the beer while the marketing team designed a brand and label to go with it. All the beer had to use a secret ingredient chosen by NoDa Brewing Company’s head brewer.
You guessed it – the secret ingredient was grapefruit. I decided to cut them in half, cover them in honey, and roast them. It was called Groovy Red Ruby and I think it was the best beer I ever brewed. You can even see a little bit of pink from the red grapefruit in the head.
The label was really cool too! My team did an awesome job and created a graphic of my white boxer, Holly, riding a wave on a surfboard. I wish I had a copy to share, but sadly, I don’t.
It didn’t win the competition, but it is an amazing beer that I’m still enjoying and will absolutely brew again. And I might just keep it all for myself. 🙂