Northern Powerhouse 2019
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2019’s Northern Powerhouse is 7 beers brewed at Northern Monk in collaboration with some of the North’s finest.
001- TRACK. – SMALL IPA // 3.3% ABV // 440ML
We were delighted to get Track who are truly exemplary sessions brewers involved to put together the lightest of the Powerhouse beers. This small IPA is loaded with Citra, Ahtanum and Blanc hops for resinous tropical and stone fruit notes backed up by a floral, gooseberry finish over a robust malt bill designed to boost the beer beyond its restrained ABV.
002 – NORTH BREWING CO. – TRIPLE FRUIT GOSE // 4% ABV // 440ML
Working with our Leeds neighbours North Brew Co, we put together this ‘pinkest’ of the fruit sours. Showcasing the fleshy cactus fruit prickly pear, we then backed it up with the zingy tropical notes of guava, a touch of tangy raspberry and rounded everything out with milk sugar and salt.
003 – DONZOKO – BAVARIAN PILSNER // 4.7% ABV // 440ML
A crisp, modern take on the Bavarian Pilsner with one of the up-and-coming brewers of the UK. A simple grist of German pilsner and vienna malt is supported by the floral, citrus notes of American Loral hops and stone fruit undertones from Hallertau Blanc.
004 – WYLAM – TROPICAL SOUR IPA // 6% ABV // 440ML
We teamed up with our Newcastle friends Wylam for this tropical sour IPA. Kettle-soured overnight and whirlpooled with Mosaic, we then added 200g/l of pureed tropical fruits and dry hopped with El Dorado and Citra.
005 – BUXTON – WEST COAST IPA // 7.4% ABV // 400ML
It’s not secret that Buxton quietly continue to make some of the best IPA’s in the UK so it was an obvious choice to team up with them to revisit the west coast IPA. Packed with classic US hops, this beer is resinous, piney and packs a long citrus finish over a sticky malt back bone.
006 – CLOUDWATER – DDH DOUBLE IPA // 8.2% ABV // 440ML
For the double IPA in this series we brought in our friends at Cloudwater to help us brew this Nelson Sauvin-led offering. Backed up with the classic tropical notes of Citra, NZ Nelson brings tons of gooseberry and sauvignon grape character to this smooth, oat-rounded beer.
007 – BY THE RIVER – IMPERIAL MAPLE BROWN // 10% ABV // 440ML
Newcastle brewers and brown ales are made for each other. This imperial take on the style features heritage malts, a range of crystals and of course, brown roast malt. We then loaded the FV with rich maple syrup for a decadent treat.