Patience has never been a quality of ours and since we're brewing beer in our micro brewery and only waiting on one more certificate to actually trade we figure its close enough. Close enough for what? you ask. Close enough to crack open our saved beer, a beer from our past, a beer we have saved for 5 years, a beer that will probably be awful!
When we first started this dream we had to start from the begining, the begining being home brew. So we made a batch (which became hundreds of batches). We saved one bottle in my shed and told ourselves that when we made it, when we had our brewery we would celebrate drink it. So after five years in storage and at least one move. Its time! Well for a small celebration
Please note: This video was shot in my shed, a shed that has been trashed and pillaged to create a micro brewery. This premises does not represent our brewery in anyway (just saying) All good celebrations happen in a shed!
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.