Our most educational brew to date is nearing completion, and we are excited to share a few more details about this unique brew.
As we mentioned on our blog recently, inspiration for this beer (beers?!) came from the myriad of techniques, ingredients, and styles associated with IPA. With seemingly endless variety, we wondered if people really understood what they were getting when breweries market things that are “double dry hopped.”
Instead of talking about it, we took one batch of beer, separated it into two tanks, and dry hopped each one differently. The base beer is quite simple: Pilsner malt with a bit of Carapils and Crystal T50 to give enough body and malt flavour to support a wide range of hop volumes. Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, and Ekuanot were used in the whirlpool to give a nice background tropical, sweet fruit flavour and aroma to the wort.
Once fermentation finished, we split the beer into two tanks, each getting a single dry hop of equal amounts of Mosaic and Ekuanot at 100% of what we would normally use for a beer like this. On top of this, one tank got a second dry hop, taking it to a total of 200% of what our normal usage would be.
So there you go, one single, one double. They will start to debut the week of August 3. Hopefully you can try them both and see what all the fuss is about!