Brewing Idea Day Entry Three

The Public Brew – Brewed in the Square Stout
Probably best reserved for National Homebrew Day, but if Pioneer Courthouse Square is “Portland’s living room”, why not make it Portland’s brewery?

Using all of the same equipment that you dragged along for the Metolius brew, why not do a brew in a very public, high-visibility location in downtown Portland? Who knows, a couple of folks might stop by and learn a thing or two about how their favorite beer is born or at the very least, it might be illegal and we’ll get chased down the streets of downtown by the police with a carboy of steaming wort in our hands. Even better, Pioneer Courthouse Square comes with its own fountain for cooling the wort.

BitterSweet Pale
I’m not going to claim this as an original idea…. The seeds of this started when Andrew may or may not have dropped some Reese’s candy into boiling wort and we all wondered what if we did add some candy to the beer. Leave it to the Simpson’s to take the idea to the next level with the introduction of the phrase Skittlebrau.

Homer: Got any of that beer that has candy floating in it? You know, Skittlebrau?
Apu: Such a beer does not exist, sir. I think you must have dreamed it.
Homer: Oh. Well, then just give me a six-pack and a couple of bags of Skittles.

While others on the net have boldly mixed Skittles with Coors Light, Old Milwaukee or quite obviously Lowenbrau, I’ve yet to find anyone bold stupid enough to actually brew Skittles right into the beer. I’ll leave it to someone with more brewing knowledge on the effect of all that sugar, I’m just the idea guy. But I’m guessing this might have novelty potential if you use a pale ale and hop it up real good.

On second thought, this sounds like a really bad idea but what the hell, it’s Idea Day, not Good Idea Day. Cheers!

One thought on “Brewing Idea Day Entry Three”

  1. I love the Brewed in the Square Stout. Nov. 4th (I think) is Teach A Friend To Homebrew Day. Maybe we just need a permit? Maybe Steinbart’s will even help?

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