Tonight we bottled the Cottage House Saison that was brewed on the 4th of July. The yeast did a very good job of attenuating as the beer went from 1064 to 1004 for 7.8% alcohol. Definitely not a session beer, which is worrisome because the samples were tasting very very good. It seems pretty easy drinking, so we'll have to be careful with this one. I think I could smell the lemon zest that we added as the beer has a nice bright citrus aroma, with a little bit of spice, maybe from the yeast, maybe from the pepper. Either way, I'm very excited about this beer and I think it's going to be a great summer beer.
On Sunday after work I'll be brewing the English Porter. It's a simple recipe with only 3 grains and hopefully it will also be a quick turnaround beer to finally get something on our 3rd tap. I'll post some more about that beer on Sunday as well as some photos of the hops.