After last year’s success for a Liverpool Beer Week collaboration with Tempestivus (a grapefruit dry-hop saison) brewed with Neptune, we decided to team up with them again to brew a very different beer for this year’s Liverpool Beer Week.
Les O’Grady, Head Brewer at Neptune, was on hand again to keep us in check and manage the brewday.
The fun part, or so Angela said, was digging out the mash tun with the help of the manway, which is particularly helpful for us shorter folk. After digging out the spent grain from the tun, we weighed out the hops ready to introduce some heady aromas and big flavour to our beer; an extravagant amount of Citra hops was used in this beer and the single hop. Added to the boil before adding some additional sugar (dextrin), we then waited for the hot liquor to cool down before transferring across to the fermentation vessel. Our day way done upon pitching of the yeast, but there was some additional dry hopping of the beer by Les, with more of the big, oily Citra hops to introduce yet more flavour and aroma.
Neptune Brewery and the Liverpool Beer Collective bring to you, the whirlpool that swallowed the sea, Charybdis - a 7% Citra IPA.
Angela and Pedro.