US - Great Lakes Official Afterthought Brewing Company Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Treebs, May 25, 2017.

  1. Treebs

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    Now that Afterthought Brewing is officially open for business a big shout out and congrats is due to Thorpe429! First commercial event was a rousing success and I've got some some test batches to drink. Can't wait to dive into more of them!

    Facebook page: Afterthought Brewing Co

    Instagram: Afterthought Brewing Co


    Test batch for Saison Amer: Galaxy. Blonde Saison hopped with Galaxy hops.



    Perfect golden clear pour. Nose is candied lemon and tropical fruit. Absolutely insane taste. Bursting with notes of passion fruit and light lemongrass, subtle tartness. Mild funk with a drying finish. Light cracker malt backbone to give it some body. Mouthfeel is spot on. Super clean and crushable. Absolutely delicious.

    Can't wait to get into my other bottles and the first commercial bottle release coming soon! Congrats again Mike!
     
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  4. rmalinowski4

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    Can't wait for bottles.
     
  5. Treebs

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    Test batch of Saison Amer : Nelson Sauvin



    Great golden pour, more lemon rind and citrus on the nose than the Galaxy version. More tartness and lemongrass on taste with a subtle white grape note from the Nelson Sauvin. Clean and crisp. Super crushable of course.

    Another winner!
     
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    Make with the membership already!
     
  7. Hopping Tiger

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    Want
     
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  8. Thorpe

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    For those of you not following on Facebook, a small run of bottles should be released in the next 3-4 weeks. Beers will be:
    • Saison Avec: Passion Fruit -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in virgin oak with passion fruit.
    • Saison Meer: Gin Barrel -- Blonde mixed fermentation saison fermented in gin barrels.
    • Saison Avec: Gin Barrel & Yuzu -- Same as above but further aged with yuzu puree.
     
  9. ASUBeer

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    Gin barrel saisons. My man.

    Congrats. Those all sound amazing.
     
  10. lurchingbeast

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    Gin Barrel AND Yuzu. FML I need that.
     
  11. This. I need a shipping option :)
     
  12. danidavid

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    I need this inside of me
     
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  13. L3MI

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    I'll add that everything was tasty at the beer cellar event. House blend of microbes and a focus on saison.

    Biere de Pieces #1 was legit. If I remember correctly it was a blend of saison meer, saison meer gin barrel, and the apricot saison.

    Looking forward to the future of afterthought!
     
  14. Thorpe

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    Thanks! That's correct on the blend. Biere de Pieces #1 will be made again and bottled. Probably late summer or early fall since I can't make the apricot portion again until I can get my hands on some fruit.
     
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  15. Gus13

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    So awesome! Can't wait to try some!
     
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  16. Treebs

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    Test batch of Saison Avec : Watermelon



    Watermelon jolly rancher, light tartness. Underlying lemon grass and citrus. Juicy and slightly bitter.
    Light and crisp mouthfeel, dry finish.

    Perfect beer for 80+ degrees.
     
  17. Hot Dog Sandwich

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    Woah! These sound awesome. Congratulation Thorpe429
     
  18. PHBoiler

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    Repeat everything he said. The level of watermelon flavor while still retaining traditional Saison flavors is impressive. I haven't had this much watermelon in a beverage since we dropped jolly ranchers in Zima back in college.
     
  19. Iliketurtles

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    Was fortunate to get to try some Afterthought test batches last night. They were all great, but the Apricot & Citra Saison Avec was superb. Congrats Thorpe.
     
  20. Gus13

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    Fantastic stuff! Thanks for sharing it Thorpe!

    Very nice nose of fruit, lactic tartness and bready malt. Flavor is again fruity with a touch of spiciness and some great citrus finishing. Just a crusher.

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