Autumn saw the release of a new seasonal plus the return of an old favorite.
The new seasonal was our Raspberry Pilsner, fermented a second time over whole raspeberries that had been crushed. We initially hoped we might get some colour from the deep red of the berries, but instead got a delightful raspberry aroma and flavour. There was also an interesting battle between the big hop flavours from our Pilsner and the raspberries - making it a morish refreshing lager.
The returning favorite was our APA (American Pale Ale), this originally was released in 2011 but was placed on hold while the availability of USA hops was limited. It was a welcome return, and went down a treat... alas probably the only APA left now went to Australia a week or two ago.
Winter is upon us, and what better time of the year to re-release our Coffee Stout. The 5.5% Stout sat on Ethiopian Yirgachefe coffee beans that we roasted in our own commercial coffee roaster. Yirgachefe is an outstanding coffee bean, and delivers a big shot of coffee flavour to this beer - we haven't just paid lip-service to the coffee flavour, indeed there was a great whack of beans added to ensure a big coffee hit. Some have even suggested it is a perfect breakfast beer... now I'm not sure we'd go that far. The first batch disappeared before our eyes, so the next batch is in the fermenter with the coffee freshly roasted. Keep your eye our for Corucher COFFEE STOUT over the winter months.