IT FEELS LIKE WE’VE BEEN PLANNING ON HOSTING OUR CANADIAN FRIENDS COLLECTIVE ARTS FOR YEARS, BUT WE FINALLY GOT OURSELVES ORGANISED AND MADE UP FOR LOST TIME BY PUTTING TWO DIFFERENT BEERS TOGETHER. THE HEADLINE RELEASE IS THIS DDH IPA BREWED WITH SOME OF THE FRESHEST HOPS WE COULD GET OUR HANDS ON.
We used a similar base for both recipes we worked on, putting together a grist high on oats to really boost the mouthfeel of the beer and backed this up with Vienna malt to enhance the depth and malt character. We also used some maltodextrin, an unfermentable sugar, to fill out the liquid further.
For hops, we chose the unique Sabro variety to lead. This relatively new introduction to the US hop armouries has a distinct Pina Colada character backed up with all the tropical juiciness you expect of varieties like Citra. Not that we were going to leave that element to granted! We added Citra itself to the mix as well as the wonderful orange zest notes brought by El Dorado.