Beer Aged On Baseball Bats

Jul 31, 2013 © Brian Stechschulte Category: Process

Way back in May I had the opportunity to visit 21st Amendment Brewery under unusual brewing circumstances. Three unvarnished Louisville Slugger bats were pulled out of a fermenter after the beer being aged on them was moved to a serving tank. The finished beer was called Homefront IPA, and it was part of charity project called Hops for Heroes. You can find out more about it over on a blog post (link) I published for the San Francisco Brewers Guild.

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My favorite shot, just as the fermenter door was opened.

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Zambo, head brewer at 21st Amendment, laughing at the hop and yeast sludge on the end of the bat.

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Beer seeping out of the bat.

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Hung up to dry.

  • Original VH Fan

    You are my HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You bring the bats and beer, I’ll bring the balls gloves! :D

  • TastingNitch

    As usual, GREAT photos- Well played