We love the hop hit of a good IPA. We also love the earthy funk of a beer fermented with Brettanomyces. So why not make a beer that does both? Unexpected pairings can lead to the truly sublime, as anyone who has dipped their french fries in a chocolate shake can attest. In that spirit, we give you our Unbridled IPA.
This unpredictable beer takes a traditional IPA, spikes it with a variety of New Zealand aroma hops (Pacific Gem, Wakatu, Motueka), then ferments the whole thing with Brett.The result is light-bodied and dry, and the Brett/hop combo offers earthy notes accented with lemon, floral, berry, and black pepper notes. Two different kinds of oats were added to give it a smooth mouthfeel and a bit of body.
The finer details:
The beer is called Unbridled because that’s what it is. Future iterations of it will continue experimenting with different hop, malt, and Brett types as we explore this strange, free-roaming style.
It’s fresh. It’s funky. It’s Unbridled.