Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A funky brew with just a hint of Bombay

WW Label 4 (2) DON’T you just love working with the experts? My book launch is a joint affair with the Humpty Dumpty brewery of Reedham. Their contribution is a Wherryman’s Way IPA to be launched at the same time. So what exactly is an IPA? I have to confess I didn’t really know until Humpty Dumpty partner Stephen George revealed all on his website this morning. Are you ready for a proper description from a man who knows his onions? Here goes:

“Wherryman's Way IPA is brewed in the American pale ale style, which pays homage to the original strong but light-in-colour English ales that made the journey from Burton-on-Trent to Bombay, with a combination of locally grown Maris Otter pale malt and caramel malt for a deep golden colour with a refreshing dry flavour.  Hopped with a combination of Target and Centennial hops and then dry-hopped in the cask with more Centennial and Simcoe hops, the beer is full of a funky citrus hop character like many of its cousins from across the pond.”

Funky citrus hops?…. Now I know it’s going to be a good bash.

* For all the details about the launch on June 6th see the side panel.

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