We’ve just wrapped up a busy weekend, where we poured two exclusive, tiny-batch beers at the O’Brien’s Craft Beer Fair in Naas, Co. Kildare. We made only one keg of each beer and both got absolutely hammered!
First up, our NEIPA. We wanted to be pouring a hoppy, juicy, monster at this event and left the brew-day as late as we possibly could to ensure freshness. We actually kegged the beer on the morning of the event!
On a base of Maris Otter, this New England IPA features no bittering hops at all, but truck loads of whirlpool hops including Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria, El Dorado, Citra, Bravo and Centennial. Then it was dry hopped on a ludicrous amount of Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, Bravo and El Dorado with pineapple added to secondary fermentation for extra juiciness.
Next up was Disco Ain’t Dead. If you’re not up for a bitta craic, you’ll hate this! Ireland’s very first Glitter Beer.
This sleek, shiny, abomination was made on a base of Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Wheat and Oats. We bittered with a tiny charge of Chinook and then used Citra and Amarillo in the whirlpool and as the dry hop. Fermented out on an unusual yeast for the style (K-97), we then bashed in the sparkles during packaging.
Edible, food-grade glitter was added while kegging and this is the one and only time we’ll be making this beer!