Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jurassic Park - The Beer Collection! Part IV

The Velociraptors of Jurassic Park may not be the small feathery creatures we now think of when imagining the Gobi during the Cretaceous, but alas in 1993 these were the "genetically modified monsters" that INGEN whipped up in a lab. Their coordinated attacks and hyper-intelligence (for archosaurs) allowed for them to systematically test electric fences for weakness, open doors, file taxes, program computers, and rebuild transmissions...

While rumor has it that we will still be stuck with naked, featherless raptors in Jurassic Park 4, we can still honor the dromaeosaurids we grew up with. To borrow Robert Muldoon's last line, enjoy brewing up a batch of...


5 lb Amber DME
12 oz. Crystal 60L
4 oz. Chocolate malt
4 oz. Toasted two-row pale or pale ale malt
1 oz. Challenger (Flavoring - last 15 minutes)
1 oz. Spalt (Bittering - 55 minutes)
Irish ale yeast

Recommended Food Pairings: Great session beer; goes with red meat, barbecued chicken and pork, smokey cheeses, rich-flavored vegetables, game wardens. 

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