INDIA PALE ALE ・FAMILY TREE ・ 7.2%
Family tree explores the relationship between a family of first class hops: Nugget, Simcoe and Mosaic. The exotic fruit, spice and earthiness of Nugget and the stone fruit and piney flavours of Simcoe have been bred together to create Mosaic – an excitingly complex hop eliciting the characteristics of both its parents, and much more. Here we can see how the three get along together, as one hoppy family.
330 ML BOTTLES ・ BOTTLED ON: 27/02/14 ・ BEST BEFORE: 27/05/14 ・ BATCH: 1
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1070 ・ FINAL GRAVITY: 1013.5 ・ IBU: 50
Maris Otter Pale Ale ・ Munich ・ CaraMalt ・ Wheat
Our Malt comes from Warminster Maltings, a traditional Victorian floor malt house just down the road in Wiltshire. They produce the finest malts available and are a thoroughly nice bunch.
Nugget ・ Simcoe ・Mosaic
Fermented with Safale S-05 yeast
This beer is bottle conditioned. This means that instead of filtering all the yeast out of the beer and injecting CO2 to make it fizz, we keep the yeast in and let the beer go through a secondary fermentation in the bottle. It's the same process Champagne makers use. It creates it’s own natural carbon dioxide resulting in a light fizz that we think is a more refined texture and mouthfeel. The beer is alive. It is unfiltered, un-fined and unpasteurized.
The process does leave some yeast sediment in the bottom, so pour in one smooth motion if you want to leave it in the bottle.
At Ashley Down Brewery, York Street, St Werburghs, BS2 9XT
Store upright in a cool dark place. The freshness of the hops is the key to this beer so drink it fresh and do not age.
We use the finest ingredients possible and avoid any unnecessary chemicals or processing aids. We do not pasteurize, filter or clear our beers with synthesised chemicals. The result is that they don’t always have perfect clarity, but we feel this is a sacrifice worth making for keeping anything unnatural out of our beer.
This beer is vegan friendly.