Barleyâ€™s Angels, a Milwaukee womenâ€™s craft beer enthusiast group, is going to be collaborating with Company Brewing to bring an exclusive beer that will be sold during Riverwest FemFest 2016.
A tropical porter with toasted coconut is on the schedule for brewing later this week with Barleyâ€™s Angels members and Company Brewingâ€™s owner/brewmaster George Bregar working together. To make this, they will use a combination of dark roasted malts with the addition of toasted coconut to play well off the chocolate notes the malts will provide in this beer. An ABV of around 6 percent is expected and the batch size will yield only about five barrels. With this beer being such a small batch, it should spark the interest of many local craft beer lovers who like to get their hands on limited brews.
The idea behind bringing this beer together is a collaborative effort between FemFest founder Olivia Doyle, Bregar and the recipeâ€™s developer Amanda Kindig, a member of Barleyâ€™s Angels. A vote was brought to the table in the womenâ€™s beer group, and Kindigâ€™s recipe won.
"I've brewed the base porter four times now," Kindig noted. "I have two three gallon kegs to put my finished beers in, so this is my favorite recipe to make since I can have three gallons of plain porter and then add some flavoring additions to the other half of the batch."
Some other ingredients she has added in the past were chipotle peppers, cocoa nibs and orange peel. Kindig has been homebrewing for about two years and has had an affinity for craft beer since college. The inspiration for the addition of the toasted coconut to this porter came from Church Beer Works while visiting in Pittsburgh, where she drank their coconut stout.
Barleyâ€™s Angels Milwaukee is part of an international group with more than 80 chapters around the world whose main mission is to bring women together and learn about craft beer. They meet on the first Thursday of each month at various beer related venues around Milwau…Read more...