Reminiscent of a Kölsch, our Blonde Ale is noble hopped with a lightly malty palate that finishes crisp and dry. Subtle notes of fruit mingle with the light bitterness that is balanced perfectly by our Belgian strain of yeast.
This powerful and merciless Double IPA has relentless late additions of hops that leave huge heady hits of citrus and resin on the nose and lead to softer hints of peach and passionfruit. The flavor is similar, with a blast of citrus followed by spicy earthy malty notes that mingle to create a lingering but pleasant finish of hop oil.
Fresh from a spell of experimentation, ingredients tasting and long conversations on flavour extraction, this collaboration with our friends from Dugges is perhaps our most “gastronomic” beer to date. Inspired by Chinese cuisine, fresh ginger, lemon zest and Szechuan pepper join a zesty Berliner beer at the table.
Barrica #36 brings together two different imperial stouts, aged for 12 to 18 months in second-use Kentucky bourbon barrels, later blended and infused with the flavours of hazelnut, cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.
When we got the change to brew a ESB in a collaboration with Fuller's late in 2018 we thought we only get one shot at brewing the ESB beer style. But the locals asked us to brew the beer again. So here it is.
Continuing our adventures in West Coast IPA, this edition sees us on the trail of more of those zesty, piney flavours. Cascade, Simcoe, Columbus and HBC472 all play a role. Floral and peppery notes complement the zestiness. We get big flavours of seville orange marmalade, before a crisp, dry finish, with a delicate but persistent bitterness. Why the name? "The answer is right there in front of you", like looking everywhere for your mask when it's right there under your nose. Or forgetting to remove your mask before bringing this brew to your mouth.
The chief hop protagonists here are Citra, Mosaic, Ekuanot, with large additions in both the whirlpool and in dry-hopping.
This is our interpretation of the NEIPA style: intense hop aromas include a slight resinous note as well as big tropical fruit (particularly pineapple); big juicy flavours of lemon and grapefruit in the middle; and a delicate but persistent bitterness with a breath of pineapple to finish.
Hopped throughout, from first wort to second dry-hop, with some of those classic West Coast IPA hops you may well have "grown up" with: Cascade, Simcoe and Centennial. We note orange marmalade, citrus peels and honeycomb on the nose. A caramel malt sweetness then balances some of the citrusy bitterness provided by healthy doses of those hops just mentioned, in first wort hopping, but also in whirlpool and dry-hopping. Complementing those flavours is a sweet, floral note - think Turkish Delight (lokum) with rose water! We like its crisp, dry finish, and delicate but "lingering" citrus-pine bitterness. But what exactly makes this IPA experimental?
A long overdue collaboration with our friends in Madrid, los muy grandes, PENINSULA.
Story has it that when this dessert was first requested in a Barcelona restaurant by an American visitor to the city, there was no local name for it. Looking for a word with approximately the same sound in Spanish, the name Pijama - pyjamas in English - was born for a peach and raspberry ice-cream based dessert.
Rather than take sour or stout route commonly taken for "pastry beers", we opted for Blonde Ale as a base style with a Belgian yeast strain. The recipe essentially riffs off our first foray into pastry-style beers, ARROZ CON LECHE. This time, we turned our attention to another dessert: Peach Melba. Or, as it is known here, Pijama.
A fresh and tropical Berliner Weisse with passion fruit is heightened by a balanced acidity and a reassuring blush from a kiss of hibiscus. Big fruity aromas and a crisp tart finish that comes from our house souring culture make this a truly refreshing beer.
Where Piña Colada meets Strawberry Daiquiri, Berliner Weisse style. Heaps of Strawberry and Pineapple up front, complemented by coconut and a hint of lime. The juiciness of those big fruit additions hits home in the middle. Before finishing on a raspberry vanilla ice-cream and float. That's our experience. What can you taste?
Citra and Cashmere hops play together in this delicately (but double) dry-hopped pale ale. We note light citrus, floral and candy sweet notes in aroma, and a lovely balance of malt sweetness and citrus hop flavours. There’s a degree of dryness in the finish, but a feint wheat malt sweetness also lingers in the aftertaste. All that at just 4.5% - it's probably our most crushable beer to date.
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