We are very excited for our 200th brew, which will be available this month. For number 100 we brewed Century IPA (6.6%), a beast of an IPA featuring our biggest hop bill to date, so naturally for number 200 we are going for the imaginatively named Double Century IPA. We’ll be going all out on a 7.2% IPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Ekuanot, Centennial and Amarillo in frankly unnecessary quantities. Don’t expect subtlety on this one; just huge amounts of hop flavour. It, along with four more of our beers, will be available at the Steel City Beer and Cider Festival, which we are delighted to be supporting by sponsoring the festival volunteers’ T-Shirts.
Other new and returning brews this month include Loa, a 4.1% extra pale ale hopped with Summit, Azacca and Chinook, a return for Callisto, a 4.6% APA which showcases a trio of fruity US hops and the latest single hopped IPA, Citra IPA. The new stout, Salted Caramel Milk Stout, probably doesn’t require a description but is a beer we are very much looking forward to brewing and will also be hitting pubs in October.
There will be other new brews out towards the end of the month but I’m not quite organised enough to tell you they will be just yet! We have just taken delivery of a rather large number of hops, though, including a few varieties we haven’t had the chance to use previously (some of them – very unusually for us – from places other than the US, New Zealand or Australia). A return for our popular mango pale, Manna, is also long overdue.