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Posts tagged “Pumpkin Ale

CUJO vs. CUJO, a dog fight!

During a recent wet hopped pale ale brew day, buddy Dave and I cracked open the very first bottle of CUJO SPICE pumpkin rye ale v2.1 as well as a bottle of v2.0 for comparison (checkout all my pumpkin ale-related posts here). Hey, if Michael Vick had been there, he might have insisted we place bets on the winner and then smash one of the bottles after it was empty. Asshole.

Each of the pumpkin rye beers I made for fall has their positives and negatives, but currently I think we decided v2.1 was slightly better than 2.0. This was also consistent with feedback received when my band taste tested 2.0 and 2.1 at practice earlier this week. (more…)


Getting ready for fall…

It’s almost September… Start thinking “fall beers!” I clearly have been:

CUJO SPICE v. 2.1 – pumpkin rye beer

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CUJO SPICE v. 2.0 – pumpkin rye beer

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CUJO SPICE Pumpkin Ale

Friends Jim and MaKenzie came over to help me brew this batch on a Friday night, and honestly we got a little drunk on some good craft brews (apparently the delicious Alfrenzo pizza from Fat Lorenzo’s didn’t offer enough sustenance) so the details are as hazy as this beer turned out. Also, some friends in town stopped by as we were in the process of transferring this beer into the primary fermentor and I got a bit distracted. I almost started to boil the priming sugar for bottling! Whoops. Did I mention already we weren’t sober for this brew day?

What I can tell you: (more…)