Trouble Maker Series
Our Trouble Maker competition invited home brewers to submit their beers in a no-holds-barred beer-off, in which the brewer of the winning recipe was invited down to the brewery for a brew day where their beer was brewed on a full production scale.
Galaxy Pale Ale
Style: Single-hopped Pale Ale
Strength: 4.5% a.b.v.
About The Beer: Brewed from a recipe submitted by Rossa O’Neill for our inaugural Troublemaker competition. This is a single hop beer with the Australian hop Galaxy, giving the beer both it’s bittering and aroma properties and also its name.
Tasting Notes: Nice citrus and grapefruit aromas. The hops bring lemon, oranges and pine to mind. While the malt provides toasted biscuit flavours.
Grain: Pale Ale, Munich, Caramalt and Crystal
First Brewed: April 2011
Style: Belgian Style Saison
Strength: 6.1% a.b.v.
About The Beer: The second Troublemaker winning beer, conceived by Mark Foley is a Belgian inspired saison beer, brewed using spelt, a traditional variety of wheat.
Tasting notes: Brewed with diced grapefruit, added at the end of the boil, giving this beer a lovely bitter, almost sour, finish that lingers long on the pallet.
Grain: Pale Ale, Flaked Spelt, Munich and Acidulated Malt
Hops: East Kent Goldings and First Gold
First Brewed: March 2012
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Strength: 5.8% a.b.v.
About The Beer: The winner of our third Troublemaker competition, Ormeau Dark was the work of soon-to-be husband and wife team Chris Todd and Moira Lewis.
Tasting Notes: This rich and dark stout was brewed with cocoa in the boil to give the beer a cappuccino twist.
Grain: Pale Ale, Dark Wheat, Crystal, Black Patent, Carafa and Flaked Oats.
Hops: Magnum, Bobek and Cascade.
First Brewed: July 2013