Wilderness Series Release: Mad Lick Maibock

By Katherine Hensley

Mad Lick Maibock, a German-style lager, will be available on tap starting at noon Saturday, May 5 in the brewery tasting room and is the third release in the brewery’s Wilderness Series.

Mad Lick Maibock is not only a Wilderness Series beer, but is also part of Stable Craft’s Kentucky Derby Birthday Bash. The bash begins on Saturday, May 5 at noon, and Mad Lick Maibock is one of seven beers that will be released in celebration of both Stable Craft’s two-year anniversary and the 144th Kentucky Derby.

Stable Craft Brewing’s Kentucky Derby Birthday Bash will begin at noon Saturday, May 5.

Issac Peglow, Stable Craft’s assistant brewer, brewed Mad Lick Maibock on the brewery’s pilot brewing system. Christopher Fann, Stable Craft’s head brewer, decided to brew a maibock for the Wilderness Series, Peglow said.

The brewing process for Mad Lick Maibock included a few unusual or out-of-the-ordinary aspects, such as the hops, boil time and overall production time.

The hops used to brew Mad Lick Maibock included both Hallertauer Hersbucker hops and Nugget hops. Hollertauer hops are noble hops, which refers to four varieties of European hops.

American hops possess citrus and fruit flavors while European hops possess herbal and floral flavors, Peglow explained of the differences.

The hops in Mad Lick Maibock are enough to balance the beer out, so it’s not too sweet, Peglow said. Other ingredients used in the maibock include pilsner malt, Munich malt and aromatic malt. The aromatic malt is roasted and brings an amber hue to the beer.

Pilsner malt

The boil time for Mad Lick Maibock was 90 minutes, which is half an hour longer than the typical boil time. The extra time helps precipitate the proteins in the grains, or helps the proteins in the grains form a solid.

Ales, typically, take three weeks to produce from start to finish, however, lagers take longer. Mad Lick Maibock is expected to take between four to five weeks to produce from start to finish, Peglow explained. Fermentation is expected to take four weeks and then the beer is expected to take another week to, “lager out.”

“Lager out,” as Peglow called it, is when the beer matures in cold storage after undergoing cool fermentation. Slow, cool fermentation and cold storage are hallmarks of the brewing process for a lager.

Of the beers currently on tap in the brewery tasting room, Peglow said Mad Lick Maibock is most similar to Britchin Brown. “I think people who like Britchin will like this,” he said.

Mad Lick Maibock is also similar to the German-style dunkel and German-style marzen/oktoberfest. Mad Lick Maibock is expected to be 6.9% ABV and 28.5 IBUs.

Continue checking the Stable Craft Brew Blog for more information about upcoming beer releases.


Stable Craft Brewing’s Kentucky Derby Birthday Bash

Consider this your official invitation!

Stable Craft is turning “2” on Saturday, May 5th and you are cordially invited to our Kentucky Derby Birthday Bash. We’ll have 7 beer releases throughout the day, 1 Bottle Release and a whole lotta fun planned!
Mark your calendars and get your hats, this day is going to be an epic celebration.

Stable Craft Brewing's Kentucky Derby Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 5th 2018

BEER LINE-UP FOR KENTUCKY DERBY:

12pm Liola 120 Bottles 12.2% ABV
Barrel-Aged refermented Imperial IPA

Mad Lick Maibock 6.5% ABV
Wilderness Series Maibock

J.K.M.B.R.E.M.I.X 5.3% ABV
Dry hopped Kolsch-with Galaxy & Mosaic

2pm Milkshake IPA 6.8% ABV
Raspberry Mango Ipa with lactose

4pm Helles Bells 5% ABV
Helles Lager

6pm Talk Derby To Me 7.8% ABV
our take on a Mint Julep Golden Ale aged on oak chips and mint

8pm Blonde Jovi 6.8% ABV
Blonde Stout

HORSES & HATS

1-3pm 2-Legged Pony Race
3-6pm Pints & Ponies
6:30pm Running of the Kentucky Derby
6:45pm Derby Hat Contest

KENTUCKY DERBY TIMELINE

12pm Doors Open
12pm Bottle Release (only 120 BTLS)
Liola Imperial IPA [draft]
Mad LIck Maibock [draft]
J.K.M.B.R.E.M.I.X [Draft]

1pm Hops & Brewery Tours

1-3pm 2-Legged Pony Race

2pm Milkshake IPA [Draft]

3pm Hops & Brewery Tour
3-6pm Pints & Ponies

4pm Helles Belles [Draft]

6pm Talk Derby to Me [Draft]

6:30pm Kentucky Derby Race

6:45pm Derby Day Hat Contest
1) Best in Show
2) Most Creative
3) Biggest Hat

8pm Blonde Jovi [Draft]
8pm S’mores at Sunset

10pm Closing Time


Stable Craft Brewing’s 1st Year Anniversary Kentucky Derby Celebration

We can’t believe it has been a whole year of fun and growth at Stable Craft Brewing.
To celebrate, we are throwing ourselves a 1-year birthday party celebration and we want to invite you! Our birthday falls on the “Running of the Roses”, so we will be celebrating in true Kentucky Derby Fashion. Join us for our 1 Year Anniversary and Kentucky Derby Celebration!

Stable Craft Brewing's 1 year Anniversary Kentucky Derby Celebration

Bring your hats and your taste buds – Stable Craft Brewing will have fun Limited Release Beers throughout the day and our Anniversary Beer- the Stable Craft Julep will be released at 2 pm. This is a limited release of only 200 bottles, so be sure to grab yours before they disappear.

Horses, large hats, hop and brewery tours, fabulous food, cornhole, volleyball and lest we do not forget, the running of the Kentucky Derby. Bring your friends and your hats it will be a day of fun and celebration.

To learn more about the Kentucky Derby click here.

Be sure to join Stable Craft Brewing for the 143rd “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” on Saturday, May 6th, 2016 from 12 pm – 10 pm.

See Our Listing of Small Batch Releases Below:
Limited Craft Beer Releases for our 1st Year Anniversary Kentucky Derby Celebration

CUMULI NIMBI – RELEASE TIME: 12PM
FIRST 25 ORDERS RECEIVE OUR ANNIVERSARY MUG!!!

Cumuli Nimbi | 6.3% ABV
• Our 2nd version of this crafty IPA
• We used tons of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra to give this beer a big juicy nose and taste. Very light in body, hazy, smooth mouthfeel!
• Bottles for sale: 12oz – 25ish bottles

 

IMBODENS VALLEY RESERVE – RELEASE TIME: 2PM
FIRST 25 ORDERS RECEIVE OUR ANNIVERSARY MUG!!!

Barrel Aged Imboden’s Valley Reserve Ale | 12.5% ABV
• Extremely limited! Not available again until December!
• This is our Imperial American Stout that has been aging in Rye Whiskey barrels for almost 6 months. Big, boozy, sweet, with tons of chocolate, vanilla, and oak on the nose and taste with hints of the rye whiskey.
• Bottles for sale: 0 until December

 

MADRIDICULOUS IPA – RELEASE TIME: 4PM
FIRST 25 ORDERS RECEIVE OUR ANNIVERSARY MUG!!!

Madridiculous IPA | 6.9% ABV
• One massive juice bomb!
• Brewed with Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe late addition hops, look for a ton of flavor and aroma, not bitterness with this one. Light, crisper, and smooth with tons of tropical aromas on the nose. HAZY AF!
• Bottles for sale: 12oz – 25ish bottles

GRANDSIRE ALE – RELEASE TIME: 6PM
FIRST 25 ORDERS RECEIVE OUR ANNIVERSARY MUG!!!

Grandsire Ale | 12.2% ABV
• This small batch was aged on Bourbon Barrel Oak Chips which add a big boozy hit and oaky flavor.
• This big and complex Belgian Strong Ale has the typical Belgian yeast spice with hints of bubble gum, toffee, and raisins/dark fruits on the nose. It’s thick and boozy, and has a big hit of toasted caramel up front and finishes with hints of toffee, raisins and plums.
• Bottles for sale: 12oz – 6-10 bottles, maybe…..

DARK BAY IPA – RELEASE TIME: 8PM
FIRST 25 ORDERS RECEIVE OUR ANNIVERSARY MUG!!!

Dark Bay IPA 6.2% –
• This Black IPA is nice and roast without being astringent. Look for lots of citrus and grassy hop and a coffee like roast on the nose, with a bold bitterness up front from the hops and roasted malts used. It finishes nice and clean with a slight caramel sweetness and grassy hop note to cleanse for the next sip!
• Bottles for sale: 12oz – 25ish bottles