Canadian Homebrew Day 2019: New Westminster, BC

The first National Canadian Homebrew Day was a success at Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies. In the parking lot behind the store, I brewed my Sapperton Day ISA (and joked that the beer will now be renamed CHA Day ISA) and members of Brew Westminster brewed a Belgian Golden Strong Ale inspired by the Blonde Ale from Dageraad Brewing, Burnaby, BC. Several people stopped by to witness the brewing demo including other members of the Brew Westminster homebrew club, long-time customers of Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies and one couple, brand new to the hobby (who had just picked up a starter kit and their first batch of ingredients), and stayed for the entire duration of the brewing process! Thanks to CHA for organizing the first official homebrew day for this great nation!

Belgian Golden Strong Ale
(Inspired by Dageraad Brewing’s Blonde Ale)

Batch size: 21 L
Boil size: 28 L

5.45 kg Pilsner malt
0.45 kg of 1 SRM Belgian Candi Syrup (Simplicity)
0.14 kg Caramel Hell
0.14 kg Wheat malt
0.11 kg Acidulated malt

90 -minute boil
1 oz Styrian Golding for 60 min
1 oz Saaz for 60 min
Ferment with Imperial Gnome

OG: 1.071
FG: 1.008
ABV: 8.3
IBU: 29
SRM: 4.6

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