The Professor is feeling a little TURBID today…
As Belgian-inspired beers grow in popularity and continue to nudge their way into North American beer culture, the desire to brew better, more adventurous, creations pushes brewers forward to find the next best ingredient or yeast for the style. Sometimes, though, it may benefit the brewer to look backwards, to see how some beers were brewed historically. Turbid mashing is a method that is still practiced in a few smaller lambic breweries in Belgium, such as Cantillon and Boon. If you have interest in brewing lambic-styled beers, wit beers, low-gravity or small session beers — or you just want to try an experiment — then utilizing a turbid mash may push your Belgian-inspired beer to the next level.
Just a reminder to book your rooms at the Holiday Inn Select-Opryland/Airport -for the MCB Brew-Off by September 9.
We strongly encourage those who plan to stay for the evening festivities on Friday and/or Saturday nights, October 9 and 10, to stay over at the hotel. The special room rate of $99 per night will expire after that date. See http://www.hinashville.com/ for reservations.
Also, please see http://www.musiccitybrewers.com/brewoff.php for details for entries in the competition and for details regarding the dinner on Friday, October 9 with John Palmer as our guest speaker. You can also register there for the Pub Crawl on October 10. There will be a $5.00 fee for the van ride to the 4 pubs on the intinerary and they will bring you back to the hotel for the awards ceremony on Saturday night.