TORONTO, ON – Bandit Brewery has announced that it is “going bi-coastal” with the release of a cross-continental companion to one of its core brands.
Dundas East Coast IPA (6.5% abv) is a variant of Bandit’s popular Dundas West Coast IPA, and is described as follows:
For this beer, we decided to use the exact recipe that we use to brew Dundas West Coast IPA, but in an East Coast style, demonstrating how relatively small changes in brewing can drastically affect the final product. Our new Dundas East Coast IPA incorporated the same malts (with a slight addition of unmalted grains), hop quantities and variety, and hopping/dry-hopping schedules as its West Coast counterpart. The real difference is in the water profile and the yeast strain. While still formally considered a New England Pale Ale, Dundas East Coast IPA pushes forward a bitterness that is nowhere to be found in our Juicebox NEPA. Unlike Juicebox, the aromas in this new beer are more citric since we opted to forgo the usual tropical hops (Galaxy, Idaho 7, El Dorado, Ekuanot) for hops that are more commonly used in West Coast IPAs (Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe). Unlike our Dundas West Coast IPA, this beer is much hazier, juicier, and silkier; all while retaining the bitterness we’ve come to expect from West Coast styles.
Dundas East Coast IPA is available now in the Bandit taproom and bottle shop.