AMA Holy Mountain Brewing

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  1. libbey

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    HolyMtn you guy's want to field some questions for the people?

    What's the story behind the breweries name?
     
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  2. quirkzoo

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    And why does it feel like I am tripping balls when I look at your logo?
     
  3. HolyMtn

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    Absolutely! Ask away. My name is Colin, and I'm one of the owners and in charge of brewing operations here at HM.

    Holy Mountain was a name the three of us came up with after having some trademark issues with a previous name. A friend of mine and I had discussed brewing a beer for quite a while called Holy Mountain. It was to be the biggest and most bad ass offering from the brewery we both dreamed about starting. We were all over at his house one night having a pity party over our trademark issues, drinking and listening to a bunch of Doom and Stoner metal, when we all kind of looked at each other and we knew. Our logo soon followed, and Holy Mountain came to be.
     
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  4. HolyMtn

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    Glad it's working...
     
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  5. CharlieMurphy

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    Can you tell us about your Kentucky Common? Inspiration for? (do you just like the style and wanted to get more out there?). How sour is yours?
     
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  7. jakeox

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    This brewery name makes me think of this:



    So thank you for that.
     
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    We should road trip if they promise to play a bunch of Dio.

    Fuck it, we'll play Dio on the way.
     
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  11. HolyMtn

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    It's actually a Cal Common fermented in Rye barrels. We have a Kentucky Common on our radar for sure!

    The Watchmen's House turned out great with a nice balance of barrel character to it. The recipe was bumped up a couple points in gravity. Northern Brewer hops were bumped as well. It went through it's entire fermentation in the barrel with a Cal lager strain of yeast. We waited until we saw a cold snap in the weather, shut the heat off to the front part of the brewery, cooled into the barrels and let it go. I made some thermowells to monitor temp during fermentation, and hit 58 at high krausen, which is exactly where we wanted to be for this on. After fermentation, barrels were pushed into our cooler to let the yeast drop out a bit, then moved into stainless and lagered at 32 for a few weeks.
     
  12. HolyMtn

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  13. AndHow

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    Not this?

    Any intent to bottle or can your beer, or are you sticking with draft only to start off with?
     
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  14. HolyMtn

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    Absolutely. Initial bottling run starts up next week. We have been busy filling barrels since the brewery was operational, and those beers will be conditioned in their proper form. Limited draft on those in the tap room and around town from time to time. Lots and lots of bottles.
     
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    Kiln and Cone B1 was awesome. Looking froward to trying more.
     
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  16. libbey

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    HolyMtn any info on the Third Nail?
     
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  17. paysse

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    The Third Nail is getting released on draught an in 750ml bottles today at 11am at The Pine Box. They approached us late last year and asked us to brew their anniversary beer, which was awesome as we are huge fans of theirs. It is a belgian pale ale with american hops. We got some awesome white wine barrels out of napa and aged it in those with brett for about three months, then dry hopped it in the barrel. The draught and bottle blends are very different - the bottle blend had a barrel included which was primary fermented in a neutral barrel which became very acidic, and we bottle conditioned with a house brett strain. The draught blend is awesome now and the bottle was designed to age out very nicely, probably starting to hit its peak in a month or two. We'll also have bottles and draught available at the taproom starting Thursday 3/26.

    There's a lengthy post here:
    http://blog.holymountainbrewing.com/post/114058338254/the-third-nail
     
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    SO MUCH YES
     
  19. SeattleBeerPenguin

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    What are the hops in Third Nail?
     
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