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