What happened was to crank up the beer an extra 2-3% ABV, you have to not only make a batch with a much higher grain to water content, this will get it to 7-7.5%, but you also include a quantity of sugar with the boil kettle. In this case, about 20 lbs of a Belgian Candy Sugar.
In the big picture, no big deal, just a little extra clean up today and next time will simply make a smaller batch. The beer should be ready in 3-4 weeks, or around mid-July timeframe.
To help celebrate the longest day of the year, Loony's Brew will be offering a few beverage specials, including $3 Loony's Brew beers and Tequila Sunrise specials. Current beers on tap are the Flying Squirrel Amber Ale, Amaizing Cream Ale, Sand Bay Wheat, Stubborn Moose Stout, and Lost Bay IPA.
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