Tim Schmidt, Head Brewer, grinding peppercorns

Part 5 of 5: Blue Tractor’s Hay Creek Rye Ale

Last week’s adventure to the game room at ABC was fantastic – we played shuffleboard and darts, saw old friends, met new friends, and had a very nice brew!

This week, join us on September 6 starting at 5:00 at Blue Tractor, which is located at 207 East Washington in downtown Ann Arbor.  Tim Schmidt has brewed up a Hay Creek Rye Ale. This light to medium bodied, refreshing ale is brewed with barley and rye, has a slight Centennial hop bitterness, and is spiced with orange peel, lemon peel, and coriander. At 5.5% alcohol by volume, it should be a fantastically drinkable summer brew! For more information about Hay Creek, see these little tidbits.

Tim moved to Ann Arbor in 2005 and started assistant brewing in 2007 at Grizzly Peak with Duncan. Tim attended the Siebel World Brewing Academy in Chicago in 2007 & 2008, and became the Head Brewer at Blue Tractor in 2008. Noting that he very much likes the small brewing system at Blue Tractor, Tim gets to brew and tweak his batches weekly.

If you’ve been to all five of the Brew events we’ll be pulling from a hat the winners of the Brew Passport at 7:15 pm. Of course we’ll have door prizes too!

Hope to see you Thursday!