Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NABC VIII - Eighth Anniversary Ale debuts today as a firkin is tapped for Lupulin Land.

A cask-conditioned firkin of NABC VIII - Eighth Anniversary Ale will be tapped today at 3:00 p.m. as part of the Pizzeria & Public House's ongoing Lupulin Land Harvest Hopcoming.

In the following passage, brewer/creator Jared Williamson explains what went into his design for VIII.


NABC VIII - Eighth Anniversary Ale

8% ABV
80 IBU

8 Malts

4 Base: Simpsons Golden Promise, Castle Pale, Global Pils, Rahr 2-row

4 Specialty: (8% of the grist each) Weyermanns Vienna, Castle Aromatic, Briess Cara-Pils, Flaked Rye

8 Hops

All used in both the kettle, and for dry hopping.

Boil additions (80 minute boil)

60 minute Warrior, Summit
40 minute Chinook, Simcoe
20 minute Centennial, Amarillo
0 minute Nugget, Cascade


VIII celebrates our passage of an historic year in NABC's short brewing history. Continuing the tradition of featuring the anniversary year number in the beer as much as reasonably possible, VIII features four base and four specialty malts, eight total, that build a rich golden hue and depth of flavor, defying the lightness of its appearance. The eight hops used are familiar "foes" from the competitive Single Hop APA series, and each boil addition was a reunion of the previous head to head match ups, added in reverse chronological order.

VIII is dry hopped with the eight hops to bring the aroma a complex boutique of the beautiful cone's best Pacific Northwest varietals.


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