Just got an interesting e-mail from Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh. They've brewed a beer for the G-20 conference being held in Pittsburgh, B-20, made with an ingredient from each of the 14 participating countries (guess the other six couldn't get off from work...).
In a global first – The Church Brew Works has brewed an exciting international spiced ale for the G-20, aptly named the “B-20” with ingredients imported from 14 participating countries! Swing by for the inaugural tapping at 5pm to kick off happy hour this Wednesday (9/23). See how these special ingredients create such a unique beer:Neat idea, no matter what your politics on globalization; I hope participants and protesters alike can sit down and have a beer!
Argentina - Cascade Hops
Australia - Crystalized Ginger (candied ginger)
Canada - Pale Malt
China - Cracked Ginger #1
France - Strisselspalt Hops
Germany - Perle Hops and Specialty Malt from Weyerman Malt
India - Charnushka (black seeds used in garam masala and on Jewish rye bread)
Indonesia - Jackfruit
Japan - Ginger Infused Tea Leaves
Mexico - Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks
Russia – Buckwheat
Turkey - Mahalab (pit of the sour cherry)
United Kingdom - East Kent Golding Hops
USA - Chinook Hops & Pumpkin
The B-20 beer was brewed in the style of an English brown ale. The ABV is 7%, and the IBU's are 25. The B-20 ale was fermented at 68 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 days and has aged at 40 degrees Fahrenheit for over a month. The hop bill was kept low in order for the spices to come into play and not be overpowered by the hop bitterness.
The B-20 beer will also be on tap and can be celebrated at our friends at Kaya in the Strip and Six Penn Kitchen downtown.