I have been in a brewing frenzy this last month. I had always planned on another double IPA and wanted to get a Winter beer brewed with room for some extended secondary time. But when Obama released his two beer recipes, SOF put in her request for one. So, three weeks ago, I brewed the Honey Porter.
I used to love porters, but have not really had one I loved for sometime. My tastes have changed, perhaps, and I have been drinking a lot of IPAs of various hop strength. Speaking of that, I also brewed another version of Face Puncher--a super hopped beer that I only tried last spring because of the name. But it is pretty good. My hop-head friends love it. And last, I brewed a Winter Warmer beer that I hope will be ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Last week's festival put me behind a bit, so yesterday, SOF helped me bottle both the Face Puncher and Obama White House Honey Porter. It was an exhausting evening of sanitizing bottles and cleaning, but well worth it. (Yes, I still bottle and kind of prefer it to the keg, because I can hand my friends a couple or take them to dinner parties with ease.) Oh, and because I discovered this cool site on the Interwebs where you can get custom bottle caps. Oh yes.