Codename : Mountain Portage Mosquito Swarm Alethorpe

I first brewed an iteration of this beer a year ago as Golden Slumbers, it was my intent call it the 2023 variation, until I was eaten alive by mosquitoes while brewing, so on the fly, this one was renamed. I recently acquired Sasquatch hops, it seemed fitting to use them while in the heart of the the Mountain Portage.


  • 1 lb 4 oz Golden Promise pale malt (2.4L)
  • 1 oz Munich dark malt (9.9L)
  • 2.5 oz white sugar
  • 0.2 oz Sasquatch hops at 30 minutes
  • 0.1 oz Sasquatch hops at 15 minutes
  • 1/4 tsp Irish Moss (optional) at 15 minutes
  • 2 ml Nottingham dry ale yeast.

Vital Stats

BJCP Style : British Golden Ale
Anticipated ABV : 4.2%
Anticipated IBU : 24
Anticipated SRM : 4

Pre-boil SG : 1.026
Original SG : 1.041
Target SG : 1.009
Brewhouse (in)efficiency : 69%

Brew Day

  • Prepare 6.1L strike water, 158F.
  • Add the milled grains and sugar to the bag. 
  • Place the bag in the hot water, set the timer for 75 minutes, and maintain the temperature at 158F.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Calibrate the sonic screwdriver.
  • Lift the bag out of the water, and allow it to drip into the pot. Every bit of sugar that can be extracted will benefit the end ABV.
  • Bring up to a boil, 212F, set the timer for 30 minutes. Add hops and Irish moss, as prescribed above.
  • Sanitise everything required for fermentation.
  • Cool to room temp, an ice-bath or a snowbank work effectively.
  • Prepare the yeast mixture.
  • Pitch the yeast to the carboy.
  • Transfer the wort to the carboy, splash the wort around to aerate the contents.
  • Store in a cool dark place for primary fermentation for 7-10 days.

Bottling Day

Brew Notes

  • Gravity readings were 1.027 & 1.043, this will an anticipated ABV of 4.3%
  • I used the burner once before, I may need to tweak the water requirements, as it burns a little hotter than the stove-top.
Preparing the strike water on my new burner


Mash in for 75 minutes


Manage the boil for 30 minutes


Ferment in the carboy for 7 days.

Brew day : 1-Jun-2023
Bottling day :