17 September 2014

Green Hop: Batch #2, unfiltered kegs and launch night.

The first batch of our September special has flown out in cask, there are only a tiny number of casks of the Goldings hopped pale ale left in the brewery just a few days after it's release. 

The First Gold hops delivered straight from the farm.

Currently sitting in the fermenter is the second batch of Green Hop, this time using a later crop of First Gold hops. Using the same malt bill and additions this beer will be slightly different to version #1, with the hops providing floral notes, and a crisp tangerine-like bitterness. When they arrived yesterday they had a distinctly earthy and spicy aroma, typical of English hops.

In addition to the second batch, we have kegged a small amount of the first version. This is the first time we've kegged a beer in house after a few test kegs to get the carbonation right, and the beer is unfined and unfiltered, leaving in all the wonderful fresh hop flavours. This also means the beer is vegan friendly too.

Next Thursday you can join us at the Cumberland Arms in the Ouseburn Valley to enjoy both versions of the beer side by side, along with the unfiltered keg. We'll be there from 7 to answer any questions and talk about the beers, so pop down and taste the freshest hops at their best.