August 10, 2011

Barley and Hops- Fall Edition 2011

  Barley and Hops- Fall Edition 2011

Autumn-the season for tailgating, football games,the glowing orange orb of the Harvest Moon, bon fires that light up the West Texas sky, and the crackle of fallen leaves. 

Actually, after using a tiny scrap of Barley and Hops-Fall Edition 2011-I would like to recant the previous description. Made with Nut Brown craft beer, this soap greets you with a definite note of zesty lime followed by a bit of sweet pipe tobacco in the background.(keep in mind this is still a very young soap and that I had to add a bit of water to my formula to work with the clove-so it will be evolving for just awhile longer than most.) My nose does not separate out the patchouli at all, but instead I think it melds with the clove and maltiness of beer to create a sweet pipe tobacco background note. Also, I noticed that this is most definitely a very bubbly brew that won't disappoint in the lather department. This soap will be ready after Sept. 6, 2011.


Anne-Marie said...

A good beer soap is a must for fall in my book! Love the natural color.

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

I know beer soap is definitely synonymous with Fall.They go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Michael R. Hughes said...

Hi Michele,

Great idea to go with Barley and Hops for your autumn soap. Good timing. Have you tried other variations of this? Are you surprised the patchouli aroma doesn't come through? It's such a strong aroma normally.

Thank you Michele and all the best!

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Your soap looks great and Fall is my favourite time of year. I love the leaves when they change colours.


Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

@ Micheal I always think a beer soap is appropriate for Fall and yes, I have made several versions of "Barley and Hops" with several different types of beer. I had really hoped that the patchouli would come across a bit more-but am still happy with the limey-sweet clovey blend.Yum!

@Michelle- Definitely Autumn rocks,however it is fairly fleeting in my neck of the woods(if you blink you'll miss it.)