It was a blast. Congrats to @howdiz and @SymbiotDesign for their award winning brews. Howie brewed a Smoked Maple Porter (which I dubbed the Bacon Beer) and Symbiot’s was a Pumpkin Spice. The beers were paired with ridiculously good sandwiches from Paesano’s by Unbreaded.
I ran out of beer in an hour and twenty minutes pouring 4 oz at a time. 128 oz in a gallon * 4.5 gallon batch / 4 oz sample = about 144 people who were able to try my beer. I think I had a few repeat customers. The highlight of the night for me was when a girl walked up, held out her glass, and said, “I heard you’re the good beer dude.”
I brewed an ApeRicot Ale, of which I’ll post the recipe down below. I was totally happy with how it came out. Getting feedback from the crowd was spotty, since they were all afraid we’d be offended. Next time I want a sign or a shirt that says, “It won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t like my beer.”
A few videos of the event (you can hear how loud it was).
My twitter list of all BeerCampPhilly related people (let me know if I missed you!):
Here are some of my photos:
ApeRicot Ale Recipe
1 can muntons old ale (hopped)
1 can muntons amber extract
18oz jar Wegmans apricot preserves right into the boiling wort
Pinch of Irish moss
Finishing hops. Added for the last 3 minutes of a 60 minute boil