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February Brewer’s Log: Pulling Copper

February 4, 2021 12:04 pm

February. The cold weather is setting in for that final push of winter. Then greener grass will be just around the corner. Things might also be getting greener as St. […]

February. The cold weather is setting in for that final push of winter. Then greener grass will be just around the corner. Things might also be getting greener as St. Patrick’s Day is looming. If you didn’t already know, we are pretty busy this time of year, brewing for that oh-so-special day. This month, I’m starting it off with a new beer that’s exclusive to the taproom. It packs its punches with all the other IPAs. I have brewed it with a little less alcohol, so finishing off the growler in one fell swoop won’t ruin your next morning. 

Pulling Copper IPA  6% ABV  46 IBU

This is brewed exclusively with a newer hop called Michigan Copper, and with Maltwerks malts from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. It has so many different tropical fruits on the nose: pineapple, passionfruit, and papaya, and notes of various citrus rinds. I first got to smell this hop in 2018 at Buck Creek Hop Farm in Iowa, and have been wanting to try it out ever since. There are only a limited amount of kegs available at the taproom, so come on by and grab a growler. 

As for next month, there are some new beers coming (no spoiler available), and the 2021 version of Biere de Mars is ready. This time, it was aged a whole year in Apple Whiskey barrels. Keep doing what you are doing to stay safe, and I’ll keep up my end of the bargain. In the meantime, there is beer to drink.

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