There are two schools of thought when it comes to the enlisted career path in the Coast Guard, you move through the ranks of being a Chief Petty Officer or you go for Warrant Officer. Neither is the right or wrong path but there are a lot of people out there to tell you otherwise. Whether you believe in “Once a Chief, always a Chief” or not, this beer is named for all of those who passed on their anchors to a new breed as they moved up to bigger things.
The name is in jest but I picture it as a “Real Men of Genius” type beer. I would like to reach out to my readers for an inspirational description. The prize for the best one will be a bottle of homebrew shipped direct to you. So put on your thinking caps and help me write a funny homage to those who have chucked the anchor…this beer’s for them. Leave a comment below or email me your entry.
This is an experimental single malt and single hop ale brewed with a touch of honey and Cooper’s Ale yeast.
I looked at this as a three continent brew. I used Bohemian Pilsner malt from Europe, El Dorado hops from North America and Cooper’s Ale yeast from Australia.
When I brewed I was worried that it wasn’t going to turn out. I somehow miscalculated the liquid amounts and over topped the carboy before I added my yeast. Don’t know how I did it but…what can you do?
It actually turned out really tasty. I did add a little too much honey at bottling so it pours with a very lively head. Once it settles down though it turns into a great summer session beer.