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IPA with Wine Yeast in White Wine Barrels with Land and Labour (Galway)
We wanted to brew something mixed-fermentation and barrel aged in a short time as L&L is a barrel ageing and wild beer program but add a hoppy element as that’s what is a big part of what we do here at Beavertown.
We were inspired by the flavours, haze and body of an NE IPA but chose a different path to get there. We fermented it with a mix of white wine yeast strain which gives loads of delicious tropical fruit flavours and added glycerol for mouthfeel as well as our house American ale yeast to aid attenuation
We hopped it in the kettle and dry hopped it with Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc hops (both before and after barrel), which both have white wine aromas and then aged the beer in French white wine barrels for a couple of months.
The beer is low in bitterness, full-bodied, juicy and hazy, with loads of white wine characteristics. Yes<3