Beer #120 - W/C 12 June 2017
BREWERY // Over the past few years Deep Creek beers have earned their way into the hearts of beer fans on Auckland's North Shore and Waiheke Island thanks to their brewpubs in Brown's Bay, Orewa and Oneroa. Recently, their beers have received much wider acclaim with them being awarded Champion Small International Brewery at the Australian International Beer Awards a couple of weeks ago. As well as the core range, they regularly brew seasonal and experimental beers. Their three rotating ranges (Lupulin Effect, Steam Funk & Nero) see new releases in a range of styles being released every month.
BEER // Steam Funk is the name Deep Creek give to their family of beers which put a modern spin on sour old world styles. Brewer Johan Lagercrantz figured that mango and chilli makes for a delicious combination in cuisine so decided to create a beer with those ingredients. Goses are a historic style that have been brewed for over a thousand years in northern Germany with the slightly salty waters of the Goslar River. Those ancient brewers added coriander to balance the saltiness of their tart beers and that's the same with this week's beer. It also includes a whopping 10% mango which makes for a pretty sweet and juicy foil to the delicate flavours from the chilli, salt and pink peppercorns.
Check out the video below to hear what brewer Johan has to say about the Mango Chilli Gose!
BREWERY // Deep Creek
BEER // Mango Chilli Gose
STYLE // IPA
ORIGIN // Auckland
ABV // 5%
TEMPERATURE // Cold/Cool - 7-11C
FOOD MATCH // Tandoori Paneer. Prawn Masala. Pickled Herring with Onions in Cream Sauce. Fries & Mayo
GLASS // Stange, Flute