Monday, 3 March 2008

What's next?

Restless (rudderless, some might say) as ever, I'm already thinking of my next brewing project. Before my first beers have even been released. That's me all over.

I have a couple of ideas. Alright, I've got lots of ideas. Too many. That's why I need your help. What should I get brewed next? These are the choices:

  1. 1839 Griffin Brewery X and XXX
  2. 1869 Barclay Perkins KK and KKKK
  3. 1839 Griffin Brewery XX and KK
  4. 1881 Whitbread KK and 1923 Whitbread KK
  5. 1881 Whitbread X and 1923 Whitbread X
  6. 1901 Whitbread PA and IPA
  7. 1880's Guinness Porter and Extra Stout
  8. 1800's Burton Ale and Scotch Ale
  9. 18th century Stitch and Brown Stout
  10. 1856 Barclay Perkins IBSt (Russian Stout) 1937 Barclay Perkins IBSt Exp
  11. 1805 and 1862 Barclay Perkins BSt (Brown Stout)

If I can be bothered I'll convert this into a proper poll. Though in the above format it wouldn't fit into the left had column of this page very well.

You can find most of the grists on my ponderously-titled Beer, Ale and Malt Liquor page. That and far too many other details.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about putting up some details of grists/hopping schedules: I'd like to have a go at brewing one or two of those.

Ron Pattinson said...

You can find most of them here:

http://www.europeanbeerguide.net/
beerale.htm

Except for most of the Whitbread beers. I haven't published them yet.

The Beer Nut said...

Much as I'd like to follow the best tradition of the Eurovision and vote along national lines, it's got to be Messrs Barclay and Perkins, hasn't it?

Boak said...

number 6 or number 10.

zythophile said...

I'd be very interested to see the BP KK and KKKK - some time in the next few weeks I intend posting my latest musings on the meaning and useage of K in beer names, which is a project I've been pursuing for nearly 30 years. But I'd also like to see how the Burton Ale and Scotch Ale turn out contrast and compare McEwan's Champion and Young's Winter Warmer for modern versions ...

jakester said...

Yeah, 6 and 10 look very interesting, indeed.

jakester said...

Oh, hell, Ron. Can't you make them all?

Ron Pattinson said...

Not all at once.

Getting a pair made every two months, that list is almost two years worth. This is all assuming the first two sell.

Ron Pattinson said...

You can vote properly, you know. I have added a poll.

Ron Pattinson said...

Zythophile, I think the two Whitbread KK's would be more revealing. They demonstrate just how much a beer can change over a few decades.

Knut Albert said...

Ron,
do you intend to make these commercially available?

Ron Pattinson said...

Yes, they would be commercial beers. Like my 1914 Whitbread ones. Assuming, of course, all goes well with the first two.

Alan said...

The Burton! I suggest you start an all Burton brewery with an example for each decade from a number of brewers. Sort of a liquid Encyclopedia Burtonia.

Wilson said...

I was pretty torn casting a vote yesterday. You'll have a porter and stout under your belt, and while I'd love to try the Russians, I had to speak up for angling toward the Scotch ale. Fortunately, a few people followed suit. I won't be disappointed no matter what wins, I have a feeling. But it really should be Barlclay Perkins, shouldn't it?

Ron Pattinson said...

It's not for me to say what it should or should be. When voting's finished I'll tell you my favourite.