So the band (I am the drummer) is Progressive Rock. Yuck, right?
2 of the members come from Oregon, the other 2 of us are So Cal boys.
We all are in Los Angeles now (for the past 20 years), and I have converted them all into Beer geeks.
I have an idea to design a beer that somehow encompasses the spirit of the band, and will draw on the individual beer styles that each member likes. Also taking region into account etc… and any other nerdy thing I can come up with. Ideally this will become the Band Brew,and will be served at an upcoming Album Release party in Hollywood.
This is what I have initially put together: (also this is Kitchen sink idea, meaning this is from ingredients I currently have. I don’t want to go buy anything if possible.) I have a shitton of hops at present.
10 lbs Pale Ale Malt, Northwestern
8.0 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM)
8.0 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)
6.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)
4.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)
4.0 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Simcoe [9.30 %] - Boil 60.0 min
1.00 oz Cascade [6.40 %] - Boil 10.0 min
1.00 oz Simcoe [9.30 %] - Boil 5.0 min
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) [Boil for 5 min]
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)
2.00 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop
In secondary - 2oz Oak Chips soaked in Whiskey - 10 days
I know, thing that sticks out is Simcoe as Bittering. But I got 16oz of it.
Thoughts? Is this a beer soup? Trying for a smooth, slightly hoppy, progressive beer with a malt backbone that comes from California.
I also have a large inventory of: Cascade, Centennial, Columbus (CTZ), Magnum and a few oz of H Hersbrucker, EK Goldings, Styrian Goldings.