Oh Captain my Captain! 👨✈️
Recently Captain Drizzy Drew, a.k.a @dr3wson of Kahnawake Brewing Company sailed downriver to Sainte Flavie and teamed up with @microbrasserieleketch to put his spin on one of their signature New England IPAs brewed with local honey. 🍯 🌊 🍺
Most notably, they chose to showcase a hop less often founded in IPAs— Hallertau— alongside a more classic hop bill of Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Motueka. This was a great decision as the noble character of the Hallertau marries really well with the characteristics aromas of Nelson Sauvin which otherwise dominate the bouquet. Indeed, it adds an extra layer of noble spice that piques the nostrils from the get go, while also bringing the more vinous notes to the forefront. 🌱 🍇🍊
Meanwhile, the interplay between the Hallterau and the other hops delivers some delicious notes of tropical fruits, citrus and ramps up the berry aspect somewhat too. Meanwhile, this is all carried on a velvety and creamy body which leaves some nice lacing throughout. However, the brew is neither too heavy, nor too sweet as a persistent combination of noble spice and subtle hop greenness cuts through the creaminess, eventually turning to a more floral, grassy bitterness in the finish. Excellent stuff! 💯 😋 👌🏻
Originally from England, Mike Davis came to Quebec ten years ago to study history. During this time he fell in love with the microbreweries of Quebec, which reminded him of English pubs. Now, he holds a Ph.D in History from McGill University, but works in the beer world as the Brand Ambassador for Microbrasserie 4 Origines.