In my earlier post, Putting Jolly Ranchers in a Beer, I mentioned that we brewed a grape Jolly Rancher Belgian tripel for this year’s Iron Brewer in Grand Ledge, MI. Judging for this competition took place this past Tuesday and our beer won. All of the beers presented were well done. Some were delicious beers that lacked a Jolly Rancher character. Others tasted like delicious desserts or wine coolers. The idea behind the Red Salamander’s Iron Brewer competition is to make something that showcases the “secret ingredient” while still being a beer. This year the judges felt that our entry was best at walking that line.
Here’s the recipe for 5 Gallons: