2012 Stats

It was another good year for the LittleBoy Brewery (mainly because we are still alive and still brewing!).  Salud!  It is a bittersweet end to the year as my mother passed from the living yesterday and the young age of 94.  She often reminded me that having another birthday was highly desirable to the alternative, and for that simple wisdom I raise my glass in her honor.  And the fact that she was always happy to sample a bit of my homebrew.

But back to the good news.  Twenty-nine brews were made last year yielding 377.7 liters of wort into the fermenters.  The average batch size was 13 liters.  The largest batch was 21 liters, and the smallest a tenth the size, 2.1 liters.  The number of brews exceeded the previous years total of 25, which was the previous high. But 2011 still holds the volume record at 382.3 liters of wort.  Established styles brewed for the first time in 2012 include 1B, Standard American Lager, 1E, Dortmunder Export, 5C, Doppelbock, 11B, Southern English Brown, 13D, Foreign Extra Stout, 13F, Russian Imperial Stout, 17A, Berliner Weisse, 17B, Flanders Red Ale, 18A, Belgian Blond Ale and 19A, Old Ale.  For a brewery in the 15th year of production there sure were a lot of styles that were never tried!  Also this year a great experimental beer was created based on a type of beer that might have been brewed at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.

So 2012 is in the books.  Can’t wait to brew in 2013!

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