After installing and setting up our brewing system, we ran a couple of test batches all the way through the process. Experimental beers, if you will. The “Fish Bowl” moniker was bestowed on them as a tribute to Chris’s grandfather, who owned a pair of bars in Kentucky by the same name. We’re reminded of him every day, as our pool table and old-school neons all came from the Fish Bowl(s).
This first experiment, our very first batch, is an IPA brewed entirely with Summit hops. That variety has an extreme high alpha-acid content, imparting a huge bitter bite to the beer.