July Talk Conversation California Common Beer

Brewmaster’s Notes

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.

July Talk and Mill Street have collaborated to make a beer that is meant to be shared with friends at the end of a long day. It is a California Common Beer brewed by Toronto brewer Bridgid Young (and the band!). This style of beer is a warm fermented lager that is aged only a short time in order to retain the robustness of this feisty yet very drinkable brew. Made with pale and caramel malts and German Perle hops, this beer is perfectly in balance between malt and hops and sweetness and bitterness. It can be drunk 365 days a year and pairs with a whole range of foods from Cajun and Latin to spicy Asian. This is working-class table beer for everyone!

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.
Body: Low-medium
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

ABV: 4.8
IBU: 25
Glassware: Shaker Pint Sleeve
Style: California Common
Serving Temp: 2-4 deg C