Well, we said it was a bumper month and so it is – three more special beers, lovingly brewed up by our brewmasters and ready for #FirstSips right in the middle of the month. Here’s a little about them to (hopefully) get you thirsty:
Oatmeal Pale Ale – 4.5%
Troy at Blackheath has created a twist on the humble Pale Ale – the simple addition of oats has created a smoother and creamier version of the much-loved classic. A slight toasty nuttiness can also be detected and a blend of slightly spicy and citrus hops retain the popular hop aroma. All in all, we reckon this is a very drinkable rounded beer that that is perfect for that after-work pint, full bodied but the citrus hops make sure it’s refreshing too.
San Francisco Lager – 5%
Simon at Bristol has been busy brewing up his tribute to the American West Coast – A San Francisco Steam Lager. The first Steam Beers were brewed in the Gold Rush era using large, shallow open fermenters (coolships) to compensate for the lack of refrigeration and to take advantage of the cool ambient temperatures in the San Francisco Bay area. Fermented with a lager yeast, but one which ferments a relatively clean beer at warmer temperatures, this has subtle, toasty, fruity flavour and works very well on its own or with delicate pasta dishes.
Blonde IPA – 5.2%
For the latter half of September Andrei in Reading has whipped up a light golden IPA as a tribute to the end of the summer. Using Maris Otter pale malt, wheat and Crystal malt alongside Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops, gooseberry and citrus fruit flavours are prevalent with a good hop bitterness and the trademark Sauvin passionfruit touch. This makes a deliciously easy drinking IPA to toast the last of the Indian summer warmth with before richer, darker brews come into play.
That’s it for September, though there will be some #LastDrops of our previous specials still available you’ll have to be quick – we need to make room for all the goodness that October has in store…
See you soon,
The Zerodegrees Team