July Talk Conversation California Common Beer
We’re all fans of July Talk and when the opportunity came up to brew a beer with the band we knew it would be a lot of fun! After a couple of meetings and a bunch of beers consumed, Bridgid Young who is one of our brewers from the Toronto Brewpub came up with the idea for a California Common beer and the rest is history. Bridgid’s recipe is for a warm fermented lager that produces a robust and malty “table beer” that is both old fashioned and sophistocated at the same time. This is a working-class beer from 1800’s California that is meant to be shared with friends at the end of a long day. The name “Conversation” came from the long summertime talks that the founding members of the band used to love and are so integral to their relationship and their music.
Tasting Notes: Slightly grainy and yeasty, this amber lager is perfectly balanced with a slightly drying, sulfur-toned finish.
Appearance: Light copper with white head.
Aroma: Grainy with peppery hop tones.
Serving Suggestions: Spicy food, bbq, asian cuisine, medium cow’s milk cheese.
Hops Variety: German Perle
Malt Variety: Pale 2-row and Caramel 20
Yeast: German Lager
Glassware: Shaker Pint Sleeve
Style: California Common
Serving Temp: 2-4 deg C