Friday, February 17, 2012

Knife Flavoured Beer

Top secret Tongue Cutter IPA recipe

You've probably heard about Knifewear Tongue Cutter IPA by now since we've been banging on about it for a couple of months now. We're just excited. This is the top secret recipe for our new beer. 

2 Row - Rahr Malting --Alex Alberta
Crystal 70L- Hugh Bairds Malting -England
Munich 10L - Canada Malting-Canada
Start of Boil Hop addition -Folcners Flight  50 IBU's
Mid Hop addition - Folcners Flight 20 IBU's
End of Boil addition- Folcners Flight  10 IBU's
End of Boil gravity 1.061
House yeast
Dry hop in Fermenter Zythos Hops
Dry hop in Maturation Zythos Hops
21 days aging beer in cooler

This is where the magic happens
Brewster's Brewpubs have been making awesome beer in calgary for 16 years and have made a kick ass new IPA for us. Thanks to Brewer Rob Walsh we will all drink well for a couple of weeks.

You can learn all about the brewing process here:

How do we make a beer taste like steel knives? And you thought it was clever use of too many hops. Don't tell anyone our secret.

I'm a lucky boy or free labour. Either way I was super honoured to add the first three of five rounds of hops to our brew. I wish you were here to smell this. It was heaven for any hop lover. I'm told that the early rounds of hopping add bitterness and backbone to the beer and the later rounds add aroma. Awesome!

Robert Walsh Super Awesome Brewer
Robert Walsh is the mad scientist of brewing at Brewsters. He's been a brewer for over 20 years and has been with Brewsters from the beginning. He learned his craft from a German brew master, so he understands attention to detail. Robert has told me throughout the brewing and aging process how excited he is to make this IPA. I can't wait to hoist a glass with him. Thanks for being awesome, Rob.

If you have the chance, try his Blue Monk Barley Wine. It is killer.

The first bottle
The beer will be available in pints at all Beer Revolution and all  Calgary Brewsters locations starting February 21. 

500ml bottles will be available for off-sales so you can also enjoy this at home. Only 20 kegs were made, so this beer will not be around forever. Maybe 2 weeks?

Bold American style IPA
in your face 
overly hopped and overly malted
not for everyone
6.2% ABV 
80 IBUs

BTW, every pint of Tongue Cutter gets you a free knife sharpening coupon.

Masakage Zero

We have the great privilege  to introduce Masakage Knives newest line: Masakage Zero at the beer launch. They will be for sale at Beer revolution. Cool huh?

Handmade by Yuu Kurosaki san
Aogami Super (Super Blue Steel) clad with stainless steel
Kurochi (black) finish with Tsuchime (hammer marks)
Estern Iron wood handle with mosaic pin and brass bolster
Look cool get a shirt
We will also be flogging the Knifewer Tongue Cutter IPA shirts at the launch party. Regular price $25, but special launch party price will be only $10. We have dudes and chic sizes. One must look good when drinking beer. Super cool logo by Pierre Lamielle. We might even have some beer soap available too.

Adding the secret ingredient to the Mash Tun. Sssshhhhh.
Beer Revolution is great new addition to the beer drinking culture in Calgary. The beer menu changes constantly and the selection is superb.......also the pizzas are super tasty. Try the Hot Wing pizza. Thanks to Beer Revolution for hosting the launch party.

Knifewear Tongue Cutter IPA Beer Launch Party

Keg tapped at 5:30
Tuesday February 21, 2012
1080 8 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0E5
403 264-2739

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