Originally posted at The Beer Nut
This is the blog that I have been waiting to write: Jack’s Abby Brewing is now brewing beer! All of our licenses, permits, inspections, etc. are complete. Our final town inspection was on Tuesday and we celebrated by brewing immediately.
We know that the first brew never goes entirely as planned, often resulting in a taste that can never be duplicated.
For our first brew, we did a single batch of a specialty red lager. This beer was brewed with 100% Dark Munich malt and Glacier hops. We are calling it Red Tape Lager in reference to our dealings with various state agencies.
Yesterday we made a double batch of our first core beer, Saxon Sons Pilsner. This was our first chance to use our hopback. For this brew we used whole leaf Saaz hops in the hopback. As we quickly learned, these were some especially aromatic Saaz with a 9.6% AA. Has anyone else ever seen Saaz this high? This allowed us to add a great aroma to our Pilsner.
Tomorrow we are starting our planned brewing cycle of one batch per week as we get out the rest of our core beers. We are still waiting on pending malt deliveries to determine the exact brewing schedule.
The Red Tape Lager and Saxon Sons Pilsner will be available to sample at the brewery on Thursday, July 21st. We will also be pouring growlers on site. After that, look out for our beer on tap at local bars and restaurants. If you have a place where you’d like to see Jack’s Abby beer on tap, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank all of the hardworking tradesmen, family, friends, and supporters who worked around the clock to make this happen. We would also like to thank the Town of Framingham which has welcomed us into the community and supported our project.