Franklin's Brewery

Friday, April 27, 2012

April Showers...

As the saying goes April showers bring May flowers,you can expect something of the sort next week at Franklin's. We'll be tapping our Petite Fleur, Belgian-style ale brewed with a blend of botanical flowers including Chamomile,Heather,Rose Hips and Elderberry flowers. ,Its crisp and dry with some floral/herbal bitterness provided by the flowers. At just 5% it makes for a nice session ale for the upcoming warmer months. Have a great weekend.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Brewery Update 4-19-12

Monday's Anacostia Watershed Society fundraiser was anice turnout and folks supported it by drinking 50% of our weekly Anacostia Ale sales in one night. Thanks to everyone who came out.

It was another fun week in the brewery as we transferred Blasphemous into wood barrels, one was spiked with Brettanomyces bruxellensis, the other with a Belgian sour blend and about 80 pounds of raspberry puree. I'll update in 3-6 months and let you know how they're doing.

On Wednesday another batch of Blonde was put in the tanks, as the heat rises so does the consumption of our Bombshell.

One last reminder,if you're interested in naming an upcoming Franklin's beer, a stout aged in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels and blended with French roast coffee then submit your beer name on our Facebook page or email me directly.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Name a Franklin's beer

Want to name an upcoming Franklin's beer? We'll be releasing a Bourbon-Coffee Stout and you get to name it. Submit your beer name here by commenting on this thread (or on our Facebook page), we'll take the best names and vote a winner. The winner will get a Franklin's prize pack.

Brewery Update 4-12-12

In the brewery this week, we're tapping Tripel Bliss today (Thursday April 12), expect this 9% ABV beer to be on tap for the next 4-5 weeks (let's hope).

We're transferring Petite Fleur today from the lager tank to its serving tank. The sooner we deplete our Dubbel inventory it will tap. Hopefully that looks like the next couple of weeks.

Yesterday intern Mike Matis and I brewed another batch of Private I.P.A. and dry hopped the upcoming Rubber Chicken's Revenge with Columbus and Simcoe. It will be dry hopped again shortly and will tap when we kick our Belgeastie Boys.

We'll also be working on our Bourbon-Coffee-Vanilla stout project shortly as we'll move it from the Heaven Hill whiskey barrels into the lagering tank for blending.

That is all.

Mike Roy

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rubber Chicken's Revenge

This past Monday we fired up the brewing system to make a bit of Franklin's history,to brew the first Franklin's beer with a direct ancestory from another Franklin's beer. Rubber Chicken Red is one of our staple year around offerings, a easy drinking red ale with a nice malty body with notes of caramel and toasted malt, but until now its been childless. Well its now expecting, in a few weeks it will be the proud parent of a new offering, Rubber Chicken's Revenge. A double red ale, its grist bill is a scaled up version of Rubber Chicken Red but yielding a ABV over 8% and its hopped with excessive amounts of Warrior, Columbus and Simcoe. Expect this child of a beer to proudly come into the world.

Update to follow soon.