TORONTO, ON – Eastbound Brewing has announced the release of a new beer to mark the brewery’s 6th anniversary.
Driven to Madness Cold IPA (6.66% abv):
A Cold IPA is a relatively new style in the world of craft beer and it’s one that needs perhaps the most explanation. Cold IPA’s are brewed with a large portion of adjunct like rice or corn (we used rice!) in the malt bill. The reason for this is to give the resulting beer a crisp, dry and super clean finish. IPA style hops are added in the boil and also in a heavy dry hop. At the end of the whirlpool we used the tasty trio of Enigma, Citra and Amarillo. In the dry hop we used Amarillo and Citra to get the job done. Another important difference is the yeast we used for this IPA. Instead of an Ale yeast we used a Lager one and fermented it at higher ale temperatures. Why did we do this? For the style it allows the beer to finish quicker, produce more pronounced lager esters (fruit, touch of grass) and leave a crisp, lager-like finish. Also we made it 6.66% alcohol because its our 6th birthday and something was needed to help us through it.
Driven to Madness is available now at the Eastbound Brewing taproom, retail store, and online shop.
Source: Eastbound Brewing