It seemed like a very very... very , long time coming but our launch night finally came and went.
I believe this week has been our hangover because while we can't drink and serve we feel like we have been on a massive bender. Between all the prep then all the serving and all the pack up it has just been huge.
That said, thank god it was huge because if you hadn't all come out and supported us it wouldn't have been and we would have had a very average night.
We had some great entries for our new blonde (i'll be posting a short list and voting form soon) and our friends and family organised (and baked) us an awesome cake!
I'd be lying if I said we aren't a little burned out but i'd also be lying if I said we weren't surprised and humbled by the amazing response.
Thank you all!!
Indian Pale Ales (IPA) are heavy on the hop side. The red IPA hails from the United States and, therefore, they are even hoppier than their father, the English IPA. As a rule of thumb, the IPA has a higher alcohol content than its pale ale lineage, however, for the red IPA, we can also factor in the fact that red ales are also generally brewed stronger than their pale ale counterparts. This makes for a strong beer in a red IPA.
Hefeweizen is a straw coloured, usually hazy beer which is very attractive when served in the traditional Bavarian hefeweizen glass in the summer sunshine. Hefeweizens are made with at least 50% wheat in the mash and are not found to be brimming with hops, the flavours mainly come from the yeast instead. You see “Weizen” means wheat (you might remember that from our Dunkelweizen article) and “hefe” means yeast. These, as said, are the main two flavour components of a hefeweizen and the yeast used adds distinct clove and banana notes. Making these beers the perfect, easy drinking beverage in the sunshine.