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NEXT MISSION BRIEFING


Date:  2016-02-03
Time:  12:00
Activity: New Frontier Canning Day

THE MISSION

To go where no beer week has gone before.

THE CREW

21st Amendment Brewery
Almanac Beer
Anchor Brewing
Barebottle Brewing
Barrel Head Brewhouse
Bartlett Hall
Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
Black Hammer Brewing
Black Sands Brewery
Cellarmaker Brewing
Ferment. Drink. Repeat
Fort Point Beer
Harmonic Brewing
Headlands Brewing
Holy Craft Brewery
Laughing Monk Brewing
Local Brewing
Magnolia Brewing
Old Bus Tavern
Pine Street Brewery
Pizza Orgasmica & Brewery
San Francisco Brewing
Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery
Social Kitchen & Brewery
Southern Pacific Brewing
Southpaw BBQ
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Sufferfest Beer
Sunset Reservoir Brewing
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
Triple Voodoo Brewery & Taproom
Woods Beer


PAYLOAD SPECIALISTS

WHOLE FOODS MARKET - specialty ingredients
BREWER SUPPLY GROUP - malt and hops
WHITE LABS - yeast


MISSION CONTROL CENTER

FORT POINT BEER CO. - production, launch pad

THE SUPPLIES

SPECIALTY INGREDIENTS

Supplied by Whole Foods Market

Satsuma Mandarins

Satsumas are similar to Clementines, both Mandarin varietals. Satsumas are slightly sweeter, juicy, tender and seedless.

Sourced from King’s Crown Produce, Terra Bella, CA

Douglas Fir tips

Douglas Fir tips deliver bright citrus top notes with herbal mid tones, earthy base accents and an evergreen aroma.

Sourced from Juniper Ridge

YEAST

Supplied by White Labs

Kölsch Yeast (Brewers)

From a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this yeast works great in Kölsch and Alt style beers. Good for light beers like blond and honey. Accentuates hop flavors. Proper conditioning will result in a super clean, lager-like ale.

MALT BILL

Supplied by Brewers Supply Group

Bohemian Pilsner

A lager-style base malt produced from Czech barley varieties Bojo and Tolar. The Czech-grown grain is processed specifically for "Bohemian" characteristics to impart a full body, golden-blond color, and complex maltiness to the finished brew. It's perfect for authentic Bohemian pilsners and Belgian ales, but is well-suited to any beer style that requires a solid malt presence.

Barke Pilsner

Perfect for creating authentic lager style beers. It enhances body and mouthfeel substantially in the finished beer, while imparting intense malt aromas. What also sets Barke® Pilsner malt apart is it’s excellent process characteristics in the brew-house and during filtration, coupled with increased extract efficiency

White Wheat

Made from North American spring white wheat. Pale wheat malt has the sweet malty flavor of other malted grains, but with a hint of fruitiness. Wheat malts are high in protein, which helps produce fuller-bodied beers, and improved head formation and retention. White wheat is easier to mill than red wheat, and more conducive to the haze characteristic of Belgian white beers.

Rye

Made from high-quality German rye to exhibit classic rye malt characteristics. It lends a biscuit-like flavor, with a smooth mouthfeel component, and malty-sweet aromas with hints of bread and honey.  A great choice for rye beer styles or to spice up almost any brew.

HOPS

Supplied by Brewers Supply Group

Sterling

Dual-purpose aroma and bittering hop from USA. Moderate and pleasingly “hoppy.” Prominent herbal quality reminiscent of Saaz, with flashes of candied citrus, sweet grass, bright spice and dried hay.

Saphir

This German aroma hop can be used in many mainland European styles -- Belgian ales, Weissbiers, farmhouse ales -- as well as traditional continental lagers. Strong but pleasantly spicy with sweet, fruity overtones (citrus, red berries). Mild and approachable in the “noble hop” sense.

THE VOYAGE

Log Entry
2016-10-19
Social Kitchen & Brewery

The crew gathers to answer its most pressing question: which direction to go? Ingredients are dissected. Styles debated. To fruit or not to fruit? Kölsch yeast or pale ale? And what of the hops? Talk gets tense. A challenge made. Cellarmaker throws down -- yes to specialty ingredients! Unity prevails. Yes to satsuma! Yes to Douglas fir! A course is set.

Log Entry
2016-10-27
Whole Foods Market, Potrero Hill

Crew commander (Mike Schnebeck, Fort Point Beer Co.) conducts a payload inspection in advance of determining the final manifest.

Log Entry
2016-11-16
Black Hammer Brewing

The crew holds its first public appearance. Its mission announced, the junket takes a personal turn as people experience first hand how special the cargo for this trip really is.

Log Entry
2016-12-08
Juniper Ridge

To prepare for the January voyage, the crew traverses to Juniper Ridge. There, the gravity of the mission sinks in. It is visceral.

Log Entry
2017-01-10
Brew Day at Fort Point

Harsh weather conditions threatened the long-planned takeoff. Yet, in the face of howling winds, the team coalesced: juicing satsumas, preparing giant Douglas fir tip tea bags, milling malt, checking instrumentation... At last, a final shot of the crew then -- go time.

THE LANDING

NEW FRONTIER touches down Feb. 10 at the SF Beer Week Opening Gala, with excursions to favorite craft beer establishments throughout the Bay Area, throughout SF Beer Week (Feb. 10-19).

The list of NEW FRONTIER outposts will be available upon re-entry (early February).

The San Francisco Brewers Guild wishes to thank its crew and payload specialists. Its their innovative spirit that makes such missions possible.

RETURN FOR REGULARLY SCHEDULED MISSION LOG UPDATES

NEW FRONTIER MISSION PLAN

Lift Off - Early January 2017
BREW DAY Payload Preparation - Juicing and zesting satsumas Preparing Douglas Fir Tip tea Milling the grains Mashing Lautering Boiling Transit - Mid to Late January 2017
FERMENTATION Primary Stage Fermentation Conditioning Stage Re-entry - Early February 2017
PACKAGING Canning & Kegging Distribution Landing - February 10, 2017
TAPPING SF Beer Week Opening Gala Celebration Friday, February 10 With complimentary Whole Foods Market Perfect Pairing Then available at favorite craft beer establishments throughout the Bay Area. Book your seat now.



Return to SF Beer Week for briefings on other terrestrial activities