AMERICAN PALE ALE
Get those images of Godzilla and Mothra out of your head! I know you were thinking it, but this beer has nothing to do with Japan whatsoever. Yakima is actually a region in the state of Washington USA where some of my favourite hop varieties are grown.
This monster of a pale ale showcases several of them. It's an easy drinking beer, flavoursome enough for your father 'n law to exclaim "Wow - that's fruity!" yet complex enough for any green blooded hop-head to appreciate. Enjoy this beer responsibly, at refrigeration temperature with your friends or family.
What is in a name? Under conventional language guidelines you would expect to find any number of consonants, and to a lesser extent, you will find the odd noun.
But if your have a look at the name of this beer, you will find that it has an exclamation mark right in the middle of it. What’s that all about? Doesn’t that just seem a little unusual? It’s definitely not a typo - and if you’re reading this, then I guess it’s done it’s Job.
The next step is to take this bottle home. Go on, you won't regret it.
Halo Pilsner is quite positively a monument of New Zealand Pilsner. Proudly brewed with glorious Gladfield malts and a free rein of Nelson Hops.
You can expect a good lashing of zesty lime citrus peel accented with tropical passion fruit, all shining proudly above rye-cracker malt drizzled with subtle sweet caramel. A staunch glittering beacon of refreshing hope and dignity in a shelf landscape of cloudy regularity.
Easy drinking... designed to be quaffed. Look at that golden colour & crisp white head glistening in the sun. Now touch it to the tongue for some of the latest US Hops (treated with moderation).
Inhale those smells of Passionfruits, Mangoes and subtle malts. There's a well balanced full body to enjoy - right to the tropical, biscuity, bittersweet end. Oh Brother it's a doozy.
INDIA PALE ALE
Originally brewed for the West Coast IPA Challenge in 2013, the name of this beer wasn't always planned to be so grotesque.
However, whilst filling the kegs for this esteemed competition, a song came on Spotify and made the task so much more enjoyable that I decided to change the name. But let's face it: Yakima Kitchen Sink was a bit rubbish really!
You see... I had penned the name "Yakima Kitchen Sink" as it had pretty much every hop variety I could get from the USA thrown in.