Kuzzin K Ysser "Meet The Brewer" Event

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Factotum Brewhouse says
Ian Martin made a Kentucky Common called Kuzzin KYsser and he'll be celebrating its official taproom release at Factotum on Saturday, April 16--come join him!

In the words of the brewer:

"Ian grew up in northern California and moved to Denver eight years ago with his wife Shannon after getting his Computer Science degree from San Diego State. They now have two daughters, a dog, and two cats. Ian was convinced (fairly easily) by a friend to try home brewing five years ago. It stuck. Since then, he has brewed about 30 batches, submitted entries to four competitions, and made lots of friends in his neighborhood. Ian and Shannon have volunteered at GABF for the last five years, maybe they've even served you a sample. On weekdays Ian is a professional software engineer, on weekends he's an amateur handyman, having remodeled his basement (to include a bar!) and currently finishing a kitchen remodel. Because of that, it's been a while since he's been able to brew, so today is a happy day to be able to have some fresh beer!

This beer is a Kentucky Common, a style nearly extinct except for some crude records from the late 1800's. Kentucky Common was brewed from about 1850 until prohibition in the Louisville area. It was intended to be a quick turnaround for the breweries and bars, only about a week between mash to tap. A "sessionable" beer in contemporary parlance, this version is an amber, slightly malty brew with a mix of American cluster and German noble hops. The original drinkers of this beer were usually miners from the area, having a pint or two after a long day of work. I chose this style because I like making unique yet drinkable beers and I've not yet seen this one anywhere before. I like that this beer is one of only a few "true American" style, and that it’s a style that most people can enjoy. There are two things I like most about brewing: the technicalities of the process and sharing it with friends. Being able to brew with Factotum is the best of both, a lot of beer with a lot of friends."

Kuzzin KYsser
(4.5% ABV, 36 IBU)
Style: Kentucky Common
Malts: 6-Row, Flaked Corn, Flaked Rye, Carafa III
Hops: Cluster, Tettnang
Yeast: Pacific Ale (INIS-012)
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By: Factotum Brewhouse

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