Fresh Craft Beer from our Bottle Shop and Taproom:
For this new patron series with Lei-Mai Lemaow, they are going to be taking a trip to the sweet side. Lei-Mei is a self-proclaimed candy nut and so we’ll be taking our inspiration from her own personal favourites to create tastes of childhood in liquid form.
First up, a sour IPA inspired by the colours and flavours of rainbow astro belts. They started with a simple hazy IPA base of pale barley malt and plenty of oats backed up with lactose to round out the mouthfeel. They whirlpool hopped with Citra BBC and then fermented with our house IPA yeast strain. They selected fruits to represent the colours of the candy that we felt would work in combination. Leading with the ripe fruit flavours of mango puree and orange juice, we followed up with plenty of tangy raspberry puree and lastly a touch of zingy lime juice to give a sour accent to the finish.