Our First Sprecher Cask!
Sorry for the late post on today’s cask, but I guess it’s better late than never! This week’s firkin is cask-conditioned Sprecher IPA2 (that’s squared, but I don’t know how to do superscripts in this blog).
There’s actually some really nice information on the Sprecher site about all their beers. Here’s a bit on this particular beer:
“Our IPA is of the imperial or double style, therefore much richer than the normal IPA’s now found everywhere. It has a very balanced but different flavor than most US micro types focusing on more on malt and hop balance where CA IPA’s emphasize massive hop aroma and bitterness.” – from Randy’s Notes
India Pale Ale Facts
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
Degrees Plato (Initial Gravity): 18.75P
Weeks Aged: 12
Bitterness Units: 88 IBU
Year First Brewed: 1995
Serving Temperature: 50°
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Carapils, Munich, Pale, Victory
Hops: Chinook, Fuggles, Northern Brewer, Willamette
Sizes: 1/4 and 1/2 Barrels, 16oz Bottles
The J. Clyde actually serves all it’s cask ales at 52° F which is quite nice because that’s just about the high today in Birmingham! It’s definitely been a cold winter. Anywho, we’re mightly close to the suggested temperature listed above and we’ve added a size – 9 Imperial Gallon Firkin!