A Belgian Specialty mixed with a San Diego flare with a pinch of friendship. BueBeer's Three Amigos Belgian Specialty Ale is just more than a sweet delight, it's a powerful bond between the men and women who drink it. It's like if you were at a party and you saw some random person in the corner, you could go up to them and ask "hey, have you had that BueBeer Three Amigos Belgian Specialty Ale?", and if they have, ...that could end up as a great amazing night!
It was fun brewing this batch! My original intention was to brew 10 gallons just in time for Halloween, however the boiling rate for water drop off is pretty high. I filled my 20 gallon tun up with over 15 gallons and actually only yielding just over 5 after all fermentation and kegging.
My buddy Graham Magee and his friend Shaun came over to the brewery to give a helping hand and to learn the master craft of what is BueBeer. And what is BueBeer exactly? Well honestly we are all still figuring it out but basically it's all about making beer and then drinking it! Simple right? Yes, it is, there's nothing more complicated than that staple in the motto of BueBeer Drinking. So, While we were brewing we also watched a little bit of the World Series which was cool because those dudes are huge baseball fans.
A little about the brew, so I mentioned I originally wanted 10 gallons of beer, So I bought over 20lbs of grain thinking that should be good. That included 16lbs of 2 row, which in the end made the beer pretty sweet to the taste. Knowing this beforehand I tried to offset that with some earthy hops like Fuggles, Vanguard, and Mt. Hood. Also there was some earthy grains too like Biscuit and Victoria. Now also at my huge facility that I brew my beer in, I have absolutely no temp control over fermenting other than the house thermostat so I used the highest temp yeast I could find which was WhiteLabs WLP550 Belgian Ale. 2 weeks later, boom an amazing sweet Belgian Ale.
Now this wasn't the best of the best, I used unfiltered water, my measurements were way the fuck off and I had a disastrous situation with my CO-2 having a leak in it and running out so on Halloween it was semi-flat. I also put the gelatin in way too early that killed the fermentation half way through and I didn't achieve my end goal of having two complete kegs for Halloween. But all in all, people seemed to enjoy it, it does taste good, and does have a kick around 4.7%. I learned a lot for next time too and would want to recreated it maybe next year.
...Yeah thats good beer. ...Great Smooth tasting amber with a sweet finish. ...My kind of beer.