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Old 07-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default Commercially Available Braggot??

I like beer, I like mead but to me they are different playing fields.... soooo Braggot sounds interesting as hell yet I'd hate to waste 50$ and a few months brewing up a batch only to find I hate it.

Any recommendations for a commercially sold example so I can give it a test run? Can't say I've ever seen it. Online sales are ok or Denver area, if that helps.

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Old 07-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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Ha! Therein lies the rub.....

So braggot ? One made like a wine so like a mead that has some malt in it ? Or one made in a more beer-like way, as long as more than 50% of the fermentables are from honey, rather than just a honey beer ?

I know that's splitting hairs, but the most likely reason why its rarely found commercially.

Not forgetting, I'm not sure if its a state level or federal thing about the licensing and having malt in a winery or wine ingredients in a brewery.....something like that anyway.

I understand some places have got round it but dont recall how (lower alcohol or some such method ?)......

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I'm thinking more like beer with 50% ferms honey....

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #4
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A friend of mine's family owns Atlantic Brewing Co. in Bar Harbor Maine. They make a brew called Brother Adam's Bragget Honey Ale that they describe as a barley wine style brewed with Maine honey. This is the only one I know of and not sure it would be considered a true braggot. While I've had a few of their beers I haven't been able to finagle a bottle o bragget yet!

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Man, some brewer at Milwaukee Brewfest last year had a commercially available braggot, but by the time I found it, I was a little hammered and I have no idea what it was.

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Crabtree Brewing in Greely has offered a Braggot

http://www.crabtreebrewing.com/pages/beers/braggot.html

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Take a look on Rate Beer there are a number of commercial braggots reviewed there.

One problem in nailing down an example is that the style definition is VERY broad. Best to try a few diff ones. Generally a balance of malt and honey flavor components is the ideal.

A good braggot is deliciously complex.

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Crabtree Brewing in Greely has offered a Braggot

http://www.crabtreebrewing.com/pages/beers/braggot.html
perfect... road trip!

You guys are right that the broad style category can be a little bit overwhelming to pin down flavors..... but I mainly am concerned with tasty brew
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Not a commercial example but I plan on making this one http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/autumn-spiced-braggot-82552/

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