UPDATE: The Beer Will Be/Have:
Copper/ruby in color
Not too heavy/not too light in body
Old World hops (saaz/hallertau/tettnang)
Rye as an adjunct
5.1%-6.3% ABV, and
No, we are not moving to Clarendon. Instead, Barred in DC is teaming up with the great folks at DC’s own Right Proper Brewing Company (head brewer, Bobby Bump) as well as Michael Stein (Lost Lagers, DCBeer.com) to collaborate on a new beer designed by DC, for DC (well, our Twitter followers at least).
We’ve devised a series of Twitter polls querying DC on their preferred beer characteristics (including appearance, body, hops, other ingredients, ABV, and others). The beer will be crafted based on whatever characteristics are the top result of each poll, which will be tweeted out over the next few weeks. This may be either brilliance or madness (why not both?), but the beer will be available for all at a release party at Right Proper’s Shaw Brewpub in the coming months (TBD date).
This idea was hatched when Mr. and Mrs. Barred attended the wildly successful collaboration with Black Brew Movement for a Cuffing Saison earlier this month. Bobby and Michael have always been great supporters of Barred in DC, so this is a great fit.
Let the polling and brewing begin.
Appearance/Color (1528 votes): Copper/Ruby (33.2%), Pale/Hazy (30.4%), Pale/Clear (18.8%), Dark as Night (17.6%)
Body (733 votes): Not too heavy/too Light (39.6%), Light/Crisp (37%), Creamy/Thick/Robust (23.5%)
Type of Hops (489 votes): Old World (41.5%), New School (25.2%), Old School (22.7%), No Hops on Brew Day (10.6%)
Specific Type of Hops (328 votes): Saaz/Hallertau/Tettnang (38%), Northern Brewer/Fuggle/East Kent Golding (27%), Perle/Lublin/Fuggle (21%), Northern Brewer/East Kent Golding/Tettnang (14%)
Adjunct (498 votes): Rye (37.3%), Honey (31.5%), Flaked Barley (19.3%), Dark Candi Sugar (11.8%)
More Wild Card Ingredients (291 votes): Please no mas (46.7%), Citrusy fruit peel (26.8%), local spice blend (26.5%)
ABV (586 votes): 5.1-6.3% (41.6%), 6.4-7.6% (22.4%), 7.7-8.9% (18.8%), 3.8-5.0 (17.2%)
Favorite Right Proper Beer (203 votes): Raised by Wolves (55.7%), Haxan (18.7%), Baron Corvo (14.8%), Blanc Slate (10.8%)
Beer Style (874 votes): Saison (50.2%), Lager (49.8%)