BURNABY, BC – Dageraad Brewing has announced the latest release in its series of experimental IPAs, as well as this year’s edition of an annual tradition.
New Slang 5 Biotransformed IPA (7% abv):
A new language of yeast-driven IPA is emerging and Dageraad wants to add to the vocabulary. These IPAs are driven by new strains of yeast that can transform odorless compounds in hops and grain into vividly fruity thiols, changing understated old world hops into fruit bombs.
For New Slang 5, we really wanted to dial in the thiols. By mash-hopping one batch, we allowed the thiolizing yeast to express more of the potent fruit notes before blending with a dry-hopped batch to add back in classic IPA hop character using Rakau, Vic Secret and Laurel hops. The result is a smooth, lightly juicy IPA with a fruit and floral nose backed by lush notes of melon and passionfruit and a mellow resin character.
Wet-Hopped Blonde Ale (7.5% abv):
It’s hard to believe, but this is the tenth year we’ve brewed this beer. We’ve always gone back to our friends at the Sartori hop farm for the same Centennial hops, though our method of brewing this beer and the amount of hops has changed a bit over the years. Maybe the biggest improvement to this beer has been in the hops themselves. I don’t know if we’ve just gotten lucky with the last couple of crop years, or if Christian and his gang are just getting to be better hop farmers, but this year’s crop was a banger.
As for us, we’ve scaled back on our batch size as the fresh hop craze has ebbed, but Christian keeps giving us the same amount of hops. He pretends he can’t hear the number when I tell him how many pounds on the phone. So we’ve had to start using our mash tun as a hop back so we can fit all the hops into this beer.
New Slang 5 is available now and Wet-Hopped Blonde Ale will be released tomorrow (October 12th) at the Dageraad taproom and online shop, and select private beer stores in British Columbia.
Source & Photo: Dageraad Brewing