IPA Deconstructed with Steve
One of the most popular beer styles around, Indian Pale Ale show no signs of losing its broad appeal but what makes a really good IPA? Steve will guide us through four Irish IPA’s, each one reflecting the style and innovation of that brewer and the terroir of that growing area.
From Ballykilcavan in Laois who grow all the hops for their Long Meadow IPA to the full flavoured, spicy American style 12 Acres Rye IPA, dark in colour but light bodied, cacao and hoppy Moonbeam from Metalman Brewing or rich citrus and tropically flavoured Kinnegar Crossroads, the devil will be in the detail, the detail in this instance being the tasting so now is your chance to finally crack this IPA mystery.
Bottles opening on Thursday from 3 so pop in and of course it has to be said, Steve’s pithy humour will be in abundance and free.
Metalman Brewing Company Moonbeam India Black Ale 33cl
Dark beer with a light body, bursting with cocoa notes, and a devilishly hoppy character from lashings of hops in the whirlpool and conditioner. Not that easy to fit into a given style, so make of it what you will – but we like it!
Kinnegar Crossroads American Style IPA 500ml
CROSSROADS American-Style IPA
Rich in citrus and tropical fruit flavours with a touch of pine thrown in.
Alc. 6.2% vol.
12 Acres Brewing Co. Rye IPA 500ml
12 Acres Rye India Pale Ale is a full flavoured ale with plenty of grapefruit & citrus hop bitterness and flavour with a nice spicy bite from the malted Rye.
12 Acres Brewing Company is a new craft brewery located in Clonmore, Killeshin, Co. Laois. It has been set up by brothers Patrick, Ian, Barry & Rory McDonald on their family farm.
“The 12 Acres field on our farm is where we have been growing malting barley for the brewing industry for generations. Now we are craft brewing our own beer and we’ve named it after one of the fields where the barley is grown”.