someone mentioned walnut beer (mandrin) in the ''build me a 6 pack'' thread. now its on my mind and i want it.
sure there are other nut beers, hazel nut by Sam Adams, honey nut brown by whatever,, but i want to try a black walnut beer.
mandrin is available in Chicago. maybe the closest to me. (metro Detroit)
the good news is, a friend of mine , Ben,, was asking me what flavors i would want to try as he home brews.
i called him today and he likes the idea, and is going to Chicago soon.
then its a matter of finding and or looking into where to get walnuts. are they seasonal at all? ect. ect.
another friend has several bottles of a black walnut liquor. he says they dont make it anymore, purchased them from over seas. online? maybe i dont remember now, but it sure sounds good. i think he said he paid $200 per bottle. but anyway... back to the beer.
im thinking of doing a nut beer, and also maybe doing a banana nut. beer is really nothing more than liquid bread right? just a hint of banana though. not a lot. a sweet nut if you will.
any home brewers try anything like this before?