Tuesday, April 03, 2007
NABC artwork: Jasmine the Mastiff.
Resident artist Tony Beard label art sets the stage for brewer Jared Williamson's preview of Jasmine the Mastiff, a new NABC beer that's coming very soon:
I want to bring everyone up to speed on a new project called Brewer’s Best Friend Series – basically, three beers made in honor of Jesse Williams's and my canine companions (yes, this idea came from John Maier of Rogue and his dog, the late Brewer).
First up (brewed 2-16-07) is: Jasmine the Mastiff Sweet Stout.
Malt: 2-row, roasted barley, chocolate
Hops: East Kent Goldings and Fuggles (for bittering only)
Spices: Lactose sugar, spiced Mexican chocolate, honey
ABV: Circa 7%
The mastiff is the gentle giant of English-bred dogs -- loyal, noble, big and lazy for the most part.