Brewer’s comment: More of a meaty and malty brew on the bitter-sweet side that will be delicious with game and red meat as well as chocolate. Brewed with US-05 yeast, popular in new style beers, bringing a fresher finish. Fermentation takes an average of 5-6 days, then all is cooled to 5 degrees celsius where the yeast becomes inactive and drops to the bottom of the fermentation vessel. After a further 2 days of maturing and clearing, the final beer is racked to casks or sent for bottling.
Malt: Maris Otter as a base malt with torrified wheat, Crystal and Cara Red. Roasted barley adds flavours of dark chocolate and coffee. Rye malt is added for spicy notes.
Hops: Using a combination of New Zealand Pacific Jade, Pacifica and American Willamette hops to balance flavours. This combination will bring spicy, herbal aromas with hints of black pepper.
Colour: Darker brew with sparkles of a purple red hue.
Nose: Malt, dark chocolate, hints of roasted coffee, blackcurrants and soft citrus.
Taste: Deep flavours of roasted coffee and toffee, gentle bitterness and long hoppy, toasty finish.
Flipping the bird, the middle finger wave, the rigid digit, or quite simply “up yours”. Whatever you want to call it, this one fingered salute is strictly for your taste buds. This rebellious, full bodied Birdie Flipper is going to get them raging. Pacific hops, wheat, and roasted barley pack this aromatic red ale full of interesting flavours and aromas. But don’t just drink it alone, give someone else the finger too.