Exit 33 Brewing’s special for the month is Hopnotised, 4.0% ABV. A golden beer which takes elements from three of their favourite beer recipes. Hop flavours abound with a liberal use of late and dry hopping techniques using Azacca, Simcoe, Chinook, Mosaic and Citra hops. Balance and colour is provided by the sweet Munich malt.
We have been lucky enough to source some special malt. Chevallier malt has been resurrected from the world seed bank and is once again been grown in small amounts. In the UK, it was at peak utilisation in the late Victorian era covering some 80-90% of the barley area, it fell out of favour due to newer varieties. ‘I tasted the malt grains at a brewers roadshow in Nottingham last month and the depth of flavour blew me away’. We will be brewing a traditional English golden bitter but as ever with a twist. Burton ales which were popular at that time were generally hopped using Fuggles and Goldings. We will be using a Slovenian hop called Cellia as its parent hops were Fuggles and Goldings. We’ll probably also brew a more traditional darker brown ale to let the malt flavour shine through.