The first time I watched my friend Jared make beer he was brewing up a batch of Pale Ale. I didn't realize that the beer had to ferment for several weeks before it would be ready to drink and I was sorely disappointed on that first visit. I've been obsessed with trying Jared's Pale Ale ever since, especially because Jared made a second batch and it was so popular that I missed it again. By the third batch I was committed to getting a taste. I told Jared's wife Amy that I wanted to be alerted as soon as this batch was ready. Jared had made a double-batch (ten gallons), so I was pretty sure there's be a decent window of opportunity, but with Jared's beer you never know.
But today was my lucky day. We went over to visit Jared and Amy, bringing an offering of ripe home-grown avocados in exchange for a taste of his new batch of Pale Ale. All I can say is that it didn't disappoint.
|My third attempt to try Jared's Pale Ale ends in triumph, Nov. 29, 2010.|