It seems the ‘Black IPA’ or India Black Ale, as we prefer to call them, is just so 2014…. Which is a massive shame because Cellar Dweller Double India Black Ale 7.5% is bloody marvelous. Citra, Ekuanot, a little Sorachi Ace and Waimea with a blend of Belgian Special B, Weyermann CaraMunich III & Carafa Special III malts its a thing of beauty. Originally brewed with the Westriding Refreshment Rooms.
Motueka is probably my favourite beer of the moment, crisp, hoppy, smooth and very moreish, brewed with our usual yeast so not really a lager, its got restrained hopping a lager-like malt bill and our brewing water is treated to a lager profile.
Lupulonimbis is kinda the no frills solid DIPA using American Cascade & Chinook heavily in the boil and dry hop.
N-Star-2 has turned out to be one of our best IPA so far on Keg, its nice enough on Cask but its flavours display so much better on Keg at cooler temperatures with the added carbonation, a thing of beauty.
Most of these beers are available in 30L Keykegs, and we will be re-brewing some of them over the coming months.