By Zach Trepanier
If you had told Zach two years ago that he would own a single-vessel Solo brewing system and be creating his own beers, he would have said you were nuts. He’s only been brewing for about a year, but he loves experimenting with different flavors and figuring out how ingredients interact with each other. He dove headfirst into the hobby and hasn’t looked back.
Zach’s favorite original beer to date is a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA imposter with a couple tweaks. “We called my version Summer Dreaming, as we made it in winter and thought it would be perfect for a patio and sunshine,” he says. “It’s the perfect companion for those summer nights out on the lake spent with family and friends.”
-The Nugget hops were added for bittering and their pleasant herbal notes, which pairs well with the bouquet of citrus and tropical notes from the Citra and Mosaic flavoring and dry hop additions
-California Ale Yeast is perfect for hoppy beers and adds a crisp, clean flavor. It also accentuates aroma.
-the Crystal Malts contribute to this beer's deep golden color and candy-like caramel sweetness