This is one of the releases we look forward to throughout the year. Originally brewed after our participation in the inaugural Fuji to Hood festival, it was the first time we utilized new hopping techniques we learned on that trip for retaining more aroma. These techniques are partly what give hazy IPAs their intense hop flavor and aroma, and in Minori we looked to showcase them through Citra and Mosaic hops.
The base recipe for the beer actually took a lot of inspiration from another one of our hoppy favorites, our Belgian IPA Mariko. Combining Wheat and Vienna malts creates a nice soft background and leaves a small amount of malt sweetness to accent the citrusy character of the hops. The yeast here though is American, so this is a decidedly new world representation of the IPA style. Bitterness is quite restrained for the amount of hops used, creating a high level of drinkability in this citrus forward beer.
So sip a Minori and we think you will see why this is one of our favorite releases each year!
Naming: Naming: When making beers, we sometimes can’t help but see our creations as our own children. While we usually simply choose names that conjure an image relating to the character of the beer, we occasionally can’t resist giving a more personal name to the beer, just as we did with Mariko. This beer felt somewhat like a sister to Mariko and so we decided to follow a similar pattern. As a word, one reading of “Minori” means to 'bear fruit', a concept in Japanese that can be also be conceptualised as personal growth, and the fruition of something worked hard towards achieving. Minori as an idea was born on our travels to Portland and we felt; therefore, that this was a name well suited to this beer, the culmination of our research, who we now look forward to introducing to the world.
- American IPA
- Malt Bill:
- Pilsner, Wheat, Vienna
- Bittering - Columbus
- Flavour/Aroma - Citra, Mosaic
- American Ale
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