Grandma always made the best peach cobbler
“Can I have a piece now?” I asked.
She stopped washing the mixing bowl, turned around and asked, “Did you finish your plate?”
I slowly pulled the plate from behind my back to show her the plate. “Yes… see?”
It was a bit too clean. She flashed that smile that let me know she knew Charlie, the golden retriever, ate most of my dinner.
As she bent down, she grabbed my plate, brushed my hair with her hand and softy replied “Ok… One piece”
I watched in anticipation as she pulled the freshly baked peach cobbler from the oven. She set it on the counter and carefully sliced it into sections. She picked up a piece and set it down on my plate as the steam rose from it.
That smell is unforgettable. Grandma always made the best Peach Cobbler.
I know, You’re probably fighting back the tears right now…
Yeah, probably not.
It’s Chris here, the mediocre storyteller, back with another edition what’s happening at Rockpit this week!
For those of us who grew up with peach cobbler as a treat, that little story might bring back a memory of you spending time at grandma’s house on the weekends. Whether is was peach cobbler, blueberry pie, key lime pie or some other family recipe, you’ll never forget those memories.
Whatever she made, you craved it. You daydreamed about it on the way to her house. Heck, you daydreamed about it a few days before you went to her house.
When I mentioned to Jeremy that National Peach Cobbler day was coming up a few weeks ago, he sprang into action and created a Peach Cobbler Cream Ale the next day. Just so we could have the beer ready this Saturday.
Using a cream ale recipe we’ve used in the past for our Horchatale and an Orange Creamsicle Ale, we aged this beer with lactose and peach puree to create peach cobbler in a glass.
It might not be grandma’s recipe, but we think you’re gonna like this beer.
And to make saturday even better…
Annice from Cecil’s is putting together some “Peach Cobbler Cups” that you’ll be able to enjoy along with your Peach Cobbler Ale. I believe they’ll be around $3 / piece and totally worth it.
I had one of their Strawberry Cheesecake Cups last week and wow…
They make their own cheesecake filling which is easily one of the best I’ve had. So I expect this peach cobbler cup to be pretty good.
Oh and be on the lookout for more dessert beers coming your way. Jeremy has a recipe book dating back to the early 1900’s with family recipes.
And he’s been eyeing a chocolate biscuits recipe to create as a beer…
What we’ll be pouring into your glasses soon
Besides the Peach Cobbler Ale (no name yet), we’re still waiting on a few beers to finish up. Yankee Savage should be in your glasses next week. We MIGHT have Miner’s Light but we’re still tweaking that.
Yankee Savage and Miner’s Light are beers I talked about in last weeks newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/d2675d6a1924/rockpit-insiders
In the tanks, fermenting away right now are a new Double IPA and a Hefeweizen that will soon be named and given a release date.
With those beers and the ones fermenting in the tanks now, we’ll be close to filling our taps. We had 16 on tap this past weekend before we ran out of Sourtine and Black The RIIPA.
And let me give a shout out to Jeremy, Danny, Steve and Kedur. They are brewing like crazy to fill the taps with beer that y’all are guzzling down.
Here’s to them!
What we’re brewing
Gold Strike is still on the radar. We’ll be doing that soon.
But this week is being spent brewing our most popular beers, SoDo Blondin, Blackstrap Con Leche and Cackler IPA so we can keep the lights on and keep brewing up the more adventurous stuff.
Tasty Trivia (April 4th, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
Ahh yeah… Trivia. I don’t know how but this keeps getting better. Empire Trivia is killing it. Absolutely love what they’re doing with our trivia night.
Come on out and hang with friends, drink good beer, eat some Cecil’s BBQ and win prizes.
I keep saying it… Best time you can have on a Thursday night in SoDo.
National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day (April 20th, All Day)
The bad news first.
We weren’t able to get our Upside Down Pineapple Cake beer brewed in time for release next weekend. I know…
Yeah. It sucks… but with our brew schedule it was bound to happen that we’d plan something that wouldn’t be made.
BUT the good news is Mike from Cecil’s is making smoked ham sliders AND upside down pineapple cake cups for you to enjoy that day.
Not only that but we’ll have THE PERFECT BEER to pair with those items… Our Yankee Savage. A super juicy and fruity New England IPA.
So yeah… It’s going to a good day even without the special release beer.
AND YES! We realize this coincides with “420” day.
But as you know, if a bunch of breweries are doing the same thing on the same day, we’re going to do something different. Kind of our M.O.
We still have you “It’s 420 man…” peeps covered with a “Mango Cush” cider on tap provided by Pedaler’s Cider.
And our brew class that day is brewing up a dank IPA. The brewery should smell amazing early in the day.
Learn To Brew (April 20th, 12:30 – 3:30)
Our last homebrew class was a huge success. We were filled to capacity with it and Jameson knocked it out of the park.
If you ever wanted to take your beer knowledge to the next level and become the “expert” among your friends, now’s the time to do it.
It really does make enjoying your beer that much better when you know exactly how it’s made.
But do us a favor… don’t become a beer snob. That’s how you lose friends. 😊
In honor of 4/20 day, we’ll be brewing a super dank IPA.
Click here for more details – https://www.orlandohomebrewsupplies.com/event/beginners-homebrewing-class-april-20-2019/
Big Brew Day / National Homebrew Day (May 4th, All Day)
As you walk up to the brewery on Saturday, May 4th, you’re going to see a bunch of people brewing up beer.
Because it’s National Homebrew Day and we, of course, have “Orlando Homebrew Supplies” located inside the brewery.
If you are already a homebrewer, bring your portable setup and come brew with us outside!
We will also be brewing a batch of beer inside on the 1BBL Colorado Brewing System which we use as a Pilot System. It’s a great chance to come and see how others brew, and to check out some tools of the pros!
We will have brewers of all experience levels on hand ranging from new folks, all the way up to seasoned professionals.
So, if you’ve ever wondered how the beer is made here, there’s no better way to learn than to watch us and other homebrewers make a ton of beer that day.
St. Augustine Beer Best (May 11th, All Day)
We recently got invited up to St. Augustine to participate in the St. Augustine beer festival. When we saw who the detail of the event, we immediately agreed.
Not only is this event going to be in one of my favorite towns in Florida (or anywhere for that matter), St. Augustine, it’s being put on by Dog Rose Brewing and they’re also going to have local food trucks, live music and tasting from the local distillery and winery.
It’s kid friendly so this can be a nice day or overnight trip to St. Augustine.
That’s it for this week!
Cheers and see you soon.
P.S. Be on the lookout for a Cinco De Mayo event. I hear our famous “Jalapeno Cream Ale” is making it’s first appearance at Rockpit that day…