Some of you more discerning drinkers might have noticed that there is a bit of cloudiness in our most recent, fresh batch of Blonde Bomber golden blonde ale. This cloudiness manifests itself as a fine sediment in the glass. Fear not! The clouds through which the Blonde Bomber flies does not affect the taste and is of course not in any way harmful.
The nature of hand-made, small-batch craft beer means that there can be slight variations in brew cycles. This batch’s cloudiness is caused by a chill haze, also called a protein haze in beer circles. I suspect there was a little higher protein count in the malts we chose for this batch that contributed to the clouds.
Having our first incident of haze puts us in some very elite brewing company–here’s a link to Stone Brewing explaining when their IPA had the same condition.