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 BEER

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

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

 

The highlight for this segment will be North brewing from leeds

AWARD-WINNING BREWERY AND TAP ROOMS ESTABLISHED BY THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PIONEERING CRAFT BEER VENUE NORTH BAR

North Brewing Co was founded in 2015 by John Gyngell and Christian Townsley, the pioneers behind legendary Leeds beer venue North Bar, which opened in 1997.Known as “the first craft beer bar in Britain”, North Bar influenced a new wave of modern beer bars and breweries across the country, including their own.

In 2015 they turned their 10-year dream of making their own beer into a reality by opening a 15bbl brewery, featuring a 200-person capacity tap room, just half a mile from their original flagship North Bar in Leeds.

The core range and seasonal specials epitomise what they look for in beer: big juicy flavours with tonnes of hops; fun, playful and interesting flavour combinations; classics that demonstrate an uncompromising approach to quality.

The brewery has worked with some of the best breweries in the world, collaborating with the likes of Lervig Øl (Norway), Dry & Bitter (Denmark), Basqueland Brewing Project (ESP), Het Uiltje (NL), De Molen (NL), Other Half and Finback (USA), Magic Rock, BrewDog, Verdant, Thornbridge, Track Brewing and Wylam Brewery (UK).

In just two years North Brewing Company has received both national and international recognition.

Voted ‘Overall Keg Champion Beer’ at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards in 2018

Named ‘Best Brewery Pub Company’ at The Publican Awards in 2017 and 2018

Voted ‘Best UK IPA in 2017’ in the Imbibe ‘IPA Challenge’ for Transmission

Awarded ‘Best New Brewery’ in West Yorkshire in the Rate Beer Awards 2017

Awarded ‘Business Innovation’ category at the SIBA Business Awards 2018

Winner of ‘Best Branding and Design’ at The Beer and Cider Marketing Awards 2018

 

Tap #6 – City of Trees

North brewing – Mountain IPA

East coast IPA meets west coast IPA 6.5%

What they say;

City of Trees builds on the recipe from our last West Coast IPA, The Eighth Chamber. In The Eighth Chamber we utilised Centennial hops, known for shining bright when used on the hotter side of brewing. In City of Trees we’ve selected Idaho 7 and Amarillo, both also known for bigging themselves up when used on the hotter side.

Added throughout the boil, whirlpool and fermentation, their oils have oozed into a slick base of Extra Pale and Cara malt to create a squeeze of tacky gum, freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, spruce tips, tangerine and lemon all with the classic bitterness and pine we know and love in a West Coast IPA.

What we say;

Straw coloured & faintly hazy this melange of a beer certainly leans into its west coast roots. Bucket loads of fresh pine, lemon peel & grapefruit juice on the nose. Punch of hops at the start with a smooth, crisp & dry bitter finish. Great palate cleanser between meals or other beers