Ethel. A tribute to INSA’s partner. They fell in love whilst hopping train lines, travelled the world painting graffiti together, and now have three children.
We brewed the second beer in INSA’s 15th anniversary Patrons Project with our friends from Stigbergets Bryggeri and Garage Beer Co whilst they were over for Hop City. This tropical milkshake IPA contains 250g of pureed papaya, mango and passion fruit per litre, backed up with a heavy dry hop of El Dorado, Cashmere, Simcoe and Mosaic.
It didn’t take us long to decide on brewing something tropical and smashable, however deciding which fruits took a bit longer! Finally we settled on mango, passion fruit and a new one for us, papaya, a soft flesh fruit not dissimilar to mango but contributing a sharper, spicier flavour to the mix.
The base beer is made up solely of barley malt and a large percentage of oats to which we added milk sugar and some dank whirlpool hops in the shape of Columbus before fermenting with our house IPA strain. After fermenting out the residual sugar in the fruit, we dry hopped with El Dorado, Cashmere, Simcoe and Mosaic Cryo to compliment the fruit as well as additional spice, pine and citrus flavour to the mix.