WE HAD TO CANCEL HOP CITY 2020, BUT THE COLLABORATIONS LIVE ON. IT’S NOW BECOME TRADITION THAT AT THE TIME OF EACH HOP CITY FESTIVAL WE BREW A THREE-WAY COLLAB WITH OTHER HALF AND EQUILIBRIUM FOR THE TANKPETROL PATRONS SERIES.
Despite the distance, this year will be no different. Following on from the DDH IPA and the DDH DIPA that came before, it was only right to embark into Triple IPA territory. Not wanting to mess with a formula that isn’t broken, we went with a trusted grist of wheat malt and flaked oats over a base of super pale barley.
We brewed with soft water accentuated with chloride for mouthfeel and fermented with our preferred NE-style English ale yeast strain. We pulled together hop varieties that served us well for Infinity Vortex in the shape of the classic combination of Citra and Mosaic, the under-praised citrus and honeydew melon notes of El Dorado and Cashmere, alongside Strata for its punchy passionfruit, dank grapefruit and strawberry character.