Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jurassic Park - The Beer Collection! Part VI

Big and bold. This described not only our last beer of the collection, but the most famous dinosaur of all time - Tyrannosaurus rex! First discovered by Barnum Brown in 1902 and described by Osborn in 1905, this animal has since captivated people around the world as the most massive terrestrial predator that ever lived.

While liberties were taken regarding its behavior in the books and film series (eyesight based on movement?), the "breakout" scene of the T. rex in the first Jurassic Park film has been praised as one of the most intense and terrifying scenes in motion picture history.

To conclude the Jurassic Park Beer Collection, we have saved the best for last - full flavor and large body, just like the king!


6 lbs Golden light DME
1 oz. Black Malt
2 oz. Chocolate Malt
4 oz. Crystal Malt 60L
1 oz. Target (Bittering)
10 oz. East Kent Goldings (Flavoring)
British Ale Yeast

Recommended Food Pairings: Spicy chicken and pork, sweet fruit salads and desserts, heavily seasoned meats (corned beef, pastrami), everything that moves in the park!

                                                                   Enjoy the show!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Jurassic Park - The Beer Collection! Part V

"Now try to imagine yourself in the Cretaceous period. You get your first look at this "six foot turkey" as you enter a clearing. He moves like a bird, lightly, bobbing his head. And you keep still because you think that maybe his visual acuity if based on movement like T. rex - he'll lose you if you don't move. But no; not Velociraptor. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that's when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side - from the other two raptors you didn't even know where there. Because Velociraptor is a pack hunter, you see, he uses coordinated attack patterns and he is out in force today. And he slashes at you with this - a six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, on the middle tow. He doesn't bother to bite your jugular like a lion, oh no...he slashes at you here [makes slashing motions below the child's chest] or here...[above the groin] or maybe across your belly, spilling your intestines. The point are alive when they start to eat you. So you know...try to show a little respect."

...and brew yourself up a batch of...

4 lbs Pale LME
2 1/3 lbs Light DME
4 oz. Toasted Two-Row Pale
2 oz. Saaz (Bittering and Flavoring)
Wyeast 2007 Bohemian Pilsner Yeast

Recommended Food Pairings: An overall clean, crisp beer. Good with pasta, pizza, Mediterranean cuisine, summer cookouts, annoying kids.