VANCOUVER, BC – Faculty Brewing has announced the release of a new beer created in collaboration with a local homebrewer.
430 Belgian Pale Ale is a 5.1% abv and 27 IBU ale based on a recipe developed by Paul Bichler, who describes its development as follows:
The original recipe is quite a bit different than the one you’re tasting today. One of the benefits of homebrewing is being able to use a variety of specialty malts. We simplified the malt bill by cutting out the specialty malts because smaller breweries can’t really stock these malts, as it complicates their inventory and will likely spoil if not used quickly. I also dry hopped the original batch with Amarillo in an attempt to bring out more citrus flavours, which I thought would pair nicely with the addition of coriander and bitter orange peel. For the collaboration we chose Cashmere, as it should accomplish the same flavor profile. As for yeast, we used Wyeast’s Ardenne’s, which was generously donated to Faculty by R&B Brewing. I feel that we have tweaked the original recipe to create a nice balance between the malt, spices and dry hopping making for an easy drinking Belgian beer, just in time for summer.
430 Belgian Pale Ale is available now in for glasses and growler fills in the Faculty taproom.