Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jared Williamson's report on the advent of C3 Dry Hopped American Mild.

Jared Williamson's report already appeared in the weekly NABC newsletter, but in case you missed it, here is all you need to know about C3, at least until it's ready to drink.


The C-series resumed this past Tuesday (week of July 12) as brewers from Schlafly and New Albanian joined the host O’Fallon staff for the C-3 brewday. The rotating collaboration has now reached one full cycle with no signs of slowing down.

It was a classic C-series brewday and at one point there were 8 professional brewers representing 6 different breweries.

C3 continues the extreme and interesting themes that have been and are being explored with the C-series. C3 is extreme in its restraint, in our collective ability to resist the abundant urges to add more and explore more ideas in a single beer. By dialing in our collective vision, we have struck out in a new direction with C3.

Based on the classic English Mild, C3 features Maris Otter, Munich, Brown and Carafa malts.

After much debate the collective again went with the theme of restraint, and a single hop was the choice: Citra. Never used before by New Albanian, Schlafly or O’Fallon, Citra on early inspection reminds this brewer of the spice and pine of Chinook with the musty citrus of Columbus.

C3 features Citra as a mash, whirlpool, and dry hop. But no boil additions were used to keep with the mild flavor profile. C3 will be a session beer, with a solid malt profile, light bitterness and wonderful hop aromatics and flavors.

C3 Dry-Hopped American Mild

Malts: Crisp Marris Otter, Crisp Munich, Briess Brown, Weyermanns Carafa
Hop: Citra
Yeast: Dry English
Expected ABV: 4%
IBU: 22

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