26 June 2016
We brought you the first of these beers coming from Shmaltz (Vulcan Ale), and now today we get to see another officially licensed Star Trek Beer from Shmaltz. This is The Trouble With Tribbles Golden Anniversary Ale and this is release No 1 in the collectors edition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first episode of Star Trek. You’re looking at a 12oz bottle and the beer will hit 5%-AbV. This beer will be released the weeks of July 17th with sepcial releases during San Diego Comic-Con.
This from Star Trek:
In the original Star Trek series episode 44 entitled “Trouble with Tribbles,” the Enterprise was on a mission to deliver Quadrotriticale, a genetically engineered “4-row” cross between wheat and rye developed on the planet Earth in the year 2269, in an effort to save the agrarian planet Sherman. Since the year 2269 is still about 250 years in the future, Quadritriticale has yet to be conceived. Thus, we will have to brew with triticale. The Triticale should contribute flavor more distinct than wheat but less spicy than rye. Light Carastan malt will give some residual sweetness in the form of very light toffee. A dose of Munich will add a slight bready quality. Wheat malt will add a slight crisp character. Mashing at a moderate temperature will give this beer a medium body. In keeping with the intergalactic theme, hopping will be comprised of Comet, Galaxy, Polaris, Aurora and Admiral (Kirk) hops. Admiral and Comet will be used in the boil. Galaxy, Polaris and Aurora will be used as flavor hops contributing floral, mint, pine and tropical fruit flavors. A dry hop of approximately 2/3lb. per Bbl consisting of Aurora (pine and floral) and Galaxy (pine, apple, other tropical fruity flavors). This beer is not filtered to clarity, in order to preserve the ambiguity of good and evil. - See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/tribbles-inspired-beer-at-comic-con-trek-vegas#sthash.hUV3R3Ra.dpuf