A couple weeks ago, my dear friend Adam posed this question on the Silly Sir Facebook Page...
Hello Mr. Silly Sir,
Long time drinker, first time poster. I just wanted to inquire if there would be a lager arriving in the near future?
Silly Beer Drinker
To which I responded...
Dear Silly Beer Drinker,
Thank you for your question. A Silly Sir Lager will be arriving sometime in the new year. Lagers require lots of fermentation and time to condition at steady, cool temperatures. When Silly Sir acquires a sufficiently sized fridge for fermenting, we will craft a delicious lager for you.
Also, Mr. Silly Sir I am not - I'm just the brewmaster at Silly Sir Brewing Co. The legendary Silly Sir was the brave brewmaster of centuries gone by who slayed the Kraken of Krausen - the creature whom appears on the Silly Sir Brewing Co. emblem.
Thank you for your question. Please stay silly, sir.
Well today I am pleased to announce the imminent arrival of a Silly Sir Schwarzbier!... which is essentially a dark German lager. Everybody likes lagers because lagers are pretty much all that have been marketed by the massive, commercial brewers! This however isn't technically a lager because I used a Kolsch yeast (WLP029) to ferment. This strain of yeast does well at around 65F or so. Lager yeasts require much cooler temperatures.
I welcome any friends or family (and even acquaintances) to bug me for some, and hit me with their thoughts in a couple weeks time. For the homebrewers out there, the recipe is available over at Brulosophy.
Published by: Matti in Brewing