July 2018

Hello, Single Hop IPA


IPAs (India Pale Ales) are characterised by a high alcohol content and signature bitterness from the hops present in this beer style. It’s widely believed that the original intention of adding the hops was to preserve the beer on it’s long voyage to India by boat. Often times, IPA’s will feature multiple different hops for a complex flavour profile.

In this case, however, our new IPA features one lone type of hop, Azacca. We designed it right in time for Sydney Beer Conference as a way to showcase this variety, which only recently entered the mainstream market. Azacca hops are named after the Haitian god of agriculture, and they sure are heavenly. Our Azacca-infused IPA smells faintly of pineapple and tastes of tropical citrus fruits.

The Brits may think that they can take all the credit for inventing IPAs, but Americans have since taken over with their own variety, which this beer is modeled after. American IPAs are much lighter in colour than British IPAs and feature more prominent herbal and citrus notes. 

Unlike other IPAs, this one isn’t a massively hoppy bitterness bomb. It’s actually quite mild and really sessionable. It stands at 5.9% alcohol content rather than the average 6.5 – 7% that IPAs typically exhibit. While it may still be stronger than your standard ale, it’s reasonable enough that you can have one at lunch and then go back to work without falling asleep at your desk.

This new brew is a great entry-level IPA for those who think they don’t like hops. Its bright and summery attributes are a great way to take your mind off the cold until spring comes again. The single hop IPA is available from now until further notice, so come by any time of the week to give it a try. Cheers!

Malts: Pale Ale, Munich Dark | Hops: Azacca | Plato: 13.6 | ABV: 5.9% | IBU 40 | EBC 8


Sincerely, Burnley