We made a good beer! The run of bad luck (bad brewing…) has been broken. We took a polypin of pale ale hopped with Centennial to a party yesterday and people drank it without being forced to.
Sure, it was cloudy because we ran out of finings but, hey, if it’s good enough for those boring German brewpubs then it’s good enough for us, right? Think of the ‘enzymes’.
Having taken advice from commenters, we gave it a healthy dose of dry hops in the cask — more than we would normally feel comfortable with — which really made a difference. All in all, we’re chuffed to bits.
Hence the bigheaded move of making it beer of the week.
Don’t worry — the next one will probably be rotten which will restore our humility.