BREWER’S BLOG

Brewer’s Select – Thai Wit

From the very beginning, our mission has always been to brew distinctive, quality beers. Through continued exploration and innovation we have decided to release a selected number of limited edition special brews.

Brewer’s Select Range

While we continue to brew our core range and seasonals on a day to day basis, the fun part is in trying out new recipes, playing around with flavours and tinkering with the pilot kit. Usually the results of these brews are released as one off casks or kegs, often coinciding with one festival or another.  Until now these one offs haven’t made their way into bottles, so we’ve decided to do something about that and roll out more one off, small batch releases.

Thai Wit

To kick things off, we’ve sent out a batch of what we’ve decided to call a Thai Wit. This is a classic wit beer, brewed with Irish wheat malt, Irish barley malt and Munich malt, which has been flavoured with some Thai-inspired ingredients, namely palm sugar, kaffir lime leaves, coriander, galangal, cardamom seeds and lemongrass.

Thai Wit Bottle

Tasting notes: This pours a dark golden colour, with the classic pillowy Wit head. The medium body has a chewy mix of dryness and sweetness, which is lifted by the freshness of the lime and lemongrass flavours, while the initial coriander and cardamom notes give way to a lingering heat.

Food Pairing: Obviously something Thai would work great with the flavours here, but this beer would stand up to more robust dishes and stronger flavoured meats. Try a Massaman curry (our favourite is from Little Thai Kitchen) with beef or duck, or alternatively move towards a beef stroganoff or hearty venison stew.

Cheese Pairing: Again, stronger flavours would work great here such as a good vintage cheddar which the maltiness of the beer works well with while the spice kick lifts the whole pairing.

Alcohol: 6.4% ABV

Hops: Challenger, Cascade

IBUs: 35

Allergens: Contains Barley and Wheat

Availability: On very limited bottle release from August 2016