Franklin's Brewery

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Power Outage

Just a heads up to everyone out there last night's storm has caused the restaurant to lose power. We'll be closed in the meantime until we can get electricity back on. Follow us on facebook/twitter as we'll be sure to update our re-opening as soon as we know.

In beer related news, look for an upcoming post on the latest batch 600 tasting notes.

Mike Roy

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Brewery Update 6-23-12

Just a quick update on what's going on in the brewery as I'm filtering Blonde today- we've tapped our new double I.P.A., DJ IPA Kool, a 8.0% Rye Double I.P.A.. It's got a big malt body along with spicy rye notes from 33% usage in the grist and dry hopped with Sorachi Ace hops. We'll also be tapping our Hefeweizen within the next few days so look for this summer thirst quencher soon.
Mike Roy

Friday, June 15, 2012

Batch 600, brewed and put to bed

Well its done, another landmark, batch 600 is brewed and in the fermenter, now we wait. The grist hopper smelled great as it was topped with smoked cherry wood smoked malt, very reminiscent of slow smoked barbeque. We mashed this in and more great malt aromas came forth from a grist bill including Maris Otter,Biscuit,Crystal and Cherry wood smoked malt.

Hopped with a blend of Cascade,Columbus and Liberty hops to provide some balancing bitterness, but let's not be mistaken this is intended to me a malt forward beer. In addition we added two interesting sugar sources, the first a dark Belgian candi syrup and the second maple syrup from Littleton, NH.

Lastly this was the last batch of beer that intern Mike Matis helped brew as he's moving to FL and on to bigger and better things. Many thanks to Mike for his time and help in the brewery over the last few months.
Updates to follow on batch 600 including tasting notes, I know,but someone has to do it.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

599 batches of beer in the tanks

While every batch of beer brewed here at Franklin's is a milestone in it own way,this summer's batch of Hefeweizen had the honor of being batch 599. That's right, we're one away from 600, a slightly more auspicious milestone than 597 or 598 and especially 599. But wait, 599, our recent batch of Hefeweizen had something going for it on its own, well if you're into numerology. It was brewed on June 6 and used 666.6 pounds of malt, that's 6-6 for the date and another four "6s" for the malt. Does this mean its going to be a devilishly good beer? Perhaps, but I hope it will have nothing to do with these silly little coincidences. I've never been superstitious when it comes to numbers of that nature, but I thought it was interesting enough to share.

More importantly its time to tease the upcoming batch 600, which will be brewed next week. Here's a short list of a few of the interesting ingredients going into it.

Cherry wood Smoked Malt

Dark Candi Syrup

Maple Syrup

Pondering on those for  a while and I will check back in again next week.

Mike Roy

Monday, June 4, 2012

What a weekend.

Franklin's was at Beer Advocate's 2012 American Craft Beer Fest this past weekend pouring beer and pimping out rubber chickens. For those of you who didn't make the trek it was a stellar lineup of breweries and beers for the East Coast's best beer festival. Many thanks to James Moriarty, Head Brewer at the up and coming Henniker Brewing Company for his help at our booth along with David Rosenbaum and Mike Hogan of Brew Free or Die.

Mike Roy