Winter Crush is an unfiltered IPA containing both flaked and malted wheat. Wheat adds flavors of dough and fresh baked bread and the protein content of wheat also adds to this beer’s hazy appearance. The malts showcase hop character very well. Hops like Nugget and Simcoe lay a foundation with pine and grapefruit, while others like Hallertau Blanc, Cascade, and Citra lend to a blizzard of bright citrus and tropical character. It may not snow much (if at all!) during West Coast winters, but this IPA will make season cold and hoppy!
Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.
White grape with mango, nectarine, gooseberry, and lightly spicy grapefruit. The fruit is mouthwatering and juicy. Apparently blending Nelson and Citra makes for an awesome flavor. Smooth moderate bitterness. Malt is crackery and lightly biscuity. The beer is dry with no alcohol flavor. Bitterness waxes in the finish.
We brewed this ale with around 40% rye as a base malt and let our sour yeast and bacteria eat away at it in oak barrels for over a year creating a sour ale with a complex character of rye spice, oak and a subtle funk.