Beer #1 - Gunnamatta / Yeastie Boys

Beer #1 - W/C 2 March 2015


"Fundamentally utterly fucking gorgeously deliciousPhil Cook

Winner of the People's Choice at GABS 2012, Gunnamatta is neither new or rare. It is, however, a beer worth sharing and talking about. Stu and Sam at Yeastie Boys must have been struck by an awesome bolt of inspiration when they came upon the idea of throwing a massive load of Earl Grey Blue flower tea into the mash tun with what would already have been a damn tasty IPA. 

This classically dry IPA is the perfect host to the fruit and bergamot orange flavours present in the tea.

BEER // Yeastie Boys, gunnamatta
STYLE // Earl Grey IPA
COUNTRY // New Zealand
ABV // 6.5%
MALT // Golden Promise Pale Malt, CaraPils, CaraMunich 60, Wheat Malt
HOPS // Pacific Jade, Motueka, Pacifica, Southern Cross
YEAST // Fermentis US-05

FOOD MATCH // Cedar Smoked Salmon
TEMPERATURE // Cool not cold. Around 8C