Slackin’ Off, Surly and Single-Hopped Beers

Jake Slacklining on Macaco SlacklineSo, this week’s a little different, and a little sweatier. My son and I had just spent about a half-hour trying to stand and walk. You’d think I’d have this mastered by now, right? But it’s way more challenging when you’re trying to walk on a 2-inch wide fabric belt between two trees.

After all that exertion, I wanted a nice, easy-drinking beer so I had a stout, which isn’t a traditional summer beer, but it works.

Tour Group at HoppyFarm.comI brewed up 10 gallons for the farm tour at and now I’m just hoping it finishes fermenting. We got to sample it on July 25, 2015, while taking a gander at one of the largest hop farms in the state! Brewers (home and professional) were there from about 11 AM until about 2 PM, give or take. The beer turned out great!

Surly Brewing Wort Give-AwayJuly 19th was the AHA Rally at Surly, which was awesome! The taproom and courtyard are phenomenal. I should have been more of a social butterfly and talked to more strangers, but I wasn’t and I didn’t. Just pitched US05 yeast to keep it clean, and can fuss with it once primary is done. Post ideas in the commends.

Make sure you check out Josh’s video “The Meeting of the Minds”  . . . or don’t since you may be scarred.

Hop 2 It recipe is in the May/June 2013 issue of Zymurgy.

Macaco Slackline 2 inches by 85 Feet long

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