Craft beer blog
Here we are going to talk a bit about some of the wonderful beers we have flowing through our taps, highlight some breweries & chat about beer styles
This highlight focusing on polly’s brew co.
First a short introduction from their website;
HELLO, WE’RE POLLY’S BREW CO.
Since launching in early 2018 we have grown and adapted our setup to form a small but tight-knit team of ten running the day to day operations of the brewery.
Our motto is to never stop improving; we’re always learning and tweaking our beer designs to create the best beer we possibly can, packaged into only kegs and cans to optimise freshness and keep our beer tasting as fresh as it does from the source.
Our passion is to create hop-forward, modern styles of beer; with an emphasis on freshness. We’ve developed and grown our Originals range, the core of our output since day one, to a high level of consistency. From this we’ve been able create the Augment range – the next step in our brewing journey. Our journey doesn’t stop here though; we are always looking to push ourselves, exploring new styles and brewing techniques to test ourselves as brewers – our next port of call being our first ever barrel-aging project.
Tap #6 – Cant help but shine
Polly’s brew co. – American IPA ‘mountain IPA’
East coast IPA meets west coast IPA 5.8%
What they say;
Okay so we do East Coast style beers pretty well, and we’re getting better and better at West Coast, where do we go next? Smack bang in the middle of course. We stumbled upon the term Mountain IPA when chewing the fat with the legendary Doug Odell of Odell Brewing at Friends & Family & Beer in February last year, before the world went to pot. A hazy pale ale that brings the intense aromatics of an East Coast beer, but with the crisp bitterness and clean finish of a West Coast beer, we’ve brought the old school hops to the table on this beer – utilizing Citra and Centennial, but introducing them with very much new school brewing techniques – fermenting this beer out with our bespoke London Ale 3 yeast strain. A wonderful mish mash of two incredible styles.
What we say;
I think they have done a bang up job of landing right in the middle of the two styles here, imagine drinking an east coast whilst dreaming of a west… The super pale straw colour & cloudy appearance might have you fooled at first but put lip to glass & you shall find a pleasant surprise! Juicy on the front with that classic west coast hop-burst bitter finish. With lemon peel & fresh grapefruit on the nose this beer is a well balanced, aromatic, flavour bomb