Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Look at my flesh and bone
Now, look, look, look, look,
Look at his tower of stone
I see craft beer rising
Look there, on the horizon
And I'm coming home, I'm coming home, I'm coming home

We are taking a bar at Craft Beer Rising on which we will be giving tastings of all of WIGIGs so far and our connoisseurs’ choice beers in bottle. I have also supercharged a couple of the WIGIGs for this event. Hayle BayIPA has been soured with lactobacillus and was tasting mind-blowingly sensational earlier. Total Citra has also been made slightly more total with the addition of (yes you guessed it) more Citra.

If you read this blog but never get the chance to try the beers, Craft Beer Rising will give you the opportunity to try all of them in one place. I am also going to be there on the Friday ducking the punches and sniper’s bullets. It would be great to see you (most of you anyway) and taste some beers.

While I am on the subject of WIGIGs (which is the subject of this blog after all), this time next week my next limited edition brew will be in the FV. As is fitting with the WIGIGs the beer will be a bit of a first. It is a black IPA but will be brewed as a non-black IPA before I colour it with a black-coloured wort boiled so extensively that very little roast, chocolate flavour remains. It is hoped to be the palest-tasting black IPA ever made. What’s the point of that? I hear you say. Good question.

My partner in innovation next week will be Simon Martin (Mr Real Ale More details later.


Ed said...

Craft Beer Rising certainly counts as innovative, what with the people selling the beer and the people buying the beer both having to pay to be there!

Stuart Howe said...

You can't put a price on craft passion Ed! You can sell shares in it but you can't put a price on it.

Simon said...

Another great blog Stuart, I am going to make an "in the news" video blog for youtube mentioning the Black IPA should get it uploaded Monday. Don't mind if I pinch your written info on the Black IPA do you? Cheers for the mention.

Stuart Howe said...

Please help yourself Simon. Looking forward to welcoming you on Tuesday

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