There’s nothing like a little variety to keep things interesting. Not least when it comes to beer, so we like to throw a once-off beer into the mix when we have space in the busy brewing schedule.
So here’s the beers that we’ve released into the wild at the moment. Keep an eye out for them as they won’t be hanging around too long. (That said, when a supposed one-off beer is very popular we’ve been known to brew it again.)
The Fresh Prince of Kildare
Style: New England Double IPA
Strength: 9.0% a.b.v.
Tasting Notes: The Fresh Prince of Kildare is a bold double IPA brewed in homage to the New England IPA craze that has taken over the craft beer world.
On the nose, this beer offers a deep hop-saturated aroma and upon digging deeper into it, you’ll find ripe mango, orange pith, grapefruit and a bouquet of assorted tropical fruits in the background.
Tasting The Fresh Prince is an experience to savour, up front you’ll find more of that mango, fighting alongside the orange, complimented by other bright citrus notes. This beer boasts a big body, yet the finish has a light but solid bitterness.
Grain: Irish Lager Malt, Wheat Blanc, Flaked Wheat, Carapils, Cara Ruby
Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo
Brewed: March 2017
Style: Speciality Ale
Strength: 4.88% a.b.v.
Tasting Notes: Festival season gives us the opportunity to throw up some weird and adventurous brews. This beer is just that! Pours a hazy golden colour with an off white head and the moment you smell it, it stirs back those childhood memories of the hard Rhubarb an Custard sweets that your granny always had in a glass jar on the shelf. The taste continues the nostalgia with big hits of rhubarb and enough vanilla and sweetness to present the custard. A refreshing tartness from the rhubarb helps ensure the beer is not sickly sweet and can be enjoyed again and again.
Grain: Irish Pale Malt, Oats, Caramalt
Additional: Rhubarb, Vanilla, Lactose
Brewed: February 2017
Style: Thai Infused Wit
Strength: 4.0% a.b.v.
Tasting Notes: .With spring on the Horizon we got together with the good folk up at Rascals brewing to bring you a Belgian classic with a twist, we knew we would have to think of something witty to call it so that’s exactly what we did. This hazy “White” beer has warming and refreshing hints of Lemongrass, Ginger, Lime and Pear, All of which are additions we made to the collaboration brew. On drinking this lively brew hits big notes of lemongrass, supported by the ginger and black lime while the finish is fresh with hints of Belgian yeast and pear. At 4.0% we can’t see this one hanging around for too long!
Grain: Irish Stout Malt, Wheat, Oats, Carapils
Additional: Lemongrass, Black Lime, Ginger, Pear
Brewed: February 2017
Raspberry Weisse City
Style: Fruit Infused Berliner Weisse
Strength: 3.8% a.b.v.
Tasting Notes: Weisse City is a tart, refreshing wheat ale. A kettle sour Berliner Weisse brewed with raspberry purée to recreate the traditional ‘mit syrup’ serving. Bready wheat notes provide a soft background and delicate mouthfeel, while the fruit and acidic flavours contrast to create a very refreshing, but undeniably uniquely flavoured brew.
Grain: Irish Stout Malt, Wheat Malt, Acidified Malt
Additional: Raspberry Purée
Brewed: January 2017
Style: Pale Ale
Strength: 5.02% a.b.v.
Tasting Notes: Ambush Pale Ale pours a hazy light straw colour with a soft pillowy white head, aromas of pineapple, mango and candied lemon come bursting out of the glass. Taste is smooth, fresh and juicy with same flavours carrying through along with subtle hints of honeydew melon and tangerine. A combination of low carbonation and high quantity of oats give the beer a silky mouthfeel, like sipping on a soft fluffy cloud.
Grain: Irish Pale Malt, Oats, Carapils, Crystal
Hops: Mosaic, El Dorado, Citra
Brewed: December 2016