My apologies good people of the beer world, for neglecting my duties in disseminating didactic doctrines in unaccountably random ways. I have been hard at work constructing the new website for the Mystic Krewe of Brew. The Northshore's first and only home brew club and probably the most happening group of fellas you'd ever want to hang with on February 15, in Slidell at Bistro De Lareine, http://www.bistrodelareine.com/.
Pugilists IPA is quite a smack in the jaw, at 7% abv. Having fermented for a month, the abv should have been around 8.5%, we think temperature control may have played a part. But the malty flavors are very pronounced, it is a strong Imperial IPA, but well balanced with great caramel flavor.
Tomorrow, we are revisiting an old friend, "Bayou Moon", a Belgian Whit Bier, in a slightly different fashion. Instead of orange peel as the finish, we will be adding 3oz of fresh kumquat peel, grown right at White Oaks Manor. We shall give it the moniker "Pierre's Brew", after the Patriarch of these misty grounds, Norris Pierre, who's vision of this place has made a small patch of woodland in sleepy Talisheek, LA, into the birthplace of a brewing revolution.