TORONTO, ON – Bandit Brewery has announced the release of the latest in the YY* Series of beers that are “inspired by some of our very favourite locales and travel destinations.”
YY*→KOA (6.6% abv) is a Mango Nectarine Milkshake IPA inspired by Hawaii’s Big Island, and described as follows:
While brewing this beer we decided to readjust the quantities of lactose and oats in order to make this beer even creamier and more smooth than our past Milkshake IPAs. One of the challenges when brewing such a fruit-forward beer is to find the right balance in flavours and aromas, so a hefty amount of Perle hops were used for bittering. For the dry-hopping element, we went with Mosaic and Citra hops. Mosaic hops are known for their strong piney and tropical aromas (peach, pineapple…), while Citra hops give the beer its citrus aromas that work beautifully with the nectarine addition. These hops combined also provide the beer with a bit of spice and earthiness, avoiding ending up with an overly sweet creamy beer.
YY*→KOA was released last Friday and is available now the Bandit taproom and bottle shop. For more details, see the full announcement on the Bandit website.
[Photo from Bandit Brewery website]