Beer #137 - Casey's Mom / Hot Water Brewing

Beer #137 - W/C 9 October 2017

BREWERY // The competition is stiff but Hot Water Brewing are certainly in the running for New Zealand's most scenic location. Farmers Don and Dawn Walker had the idea to turn part of their Coromandel farm into a holiday park with a lodge, camp sites and cabins back in 2005 and a restaurant and brewery seemed like natural progressions. As well as the tourism and hospitality operation, they are still farming beef and dairy cows alongside avocado and kiwi orchard. So it's a good job they have brewer Tom van Deelen (formerly of Galbraith's) running the brewery. Their annual summer festival, Rising Can, is a great celebration of canned beer from breweries across the country as well as music, food, camping and general good times. We're looking forward to the next one.

BEER // Casey's Mom was made with 100kg of fresh Nelson Sauvin cones and fresh local Cascade hops which make for a distinct gooseberry aroma and flavour alongside huge juicy grapefruit and citrus flavours. It's actually a 'white APA' as the malt base is 40% wheat alongside 60% pilsner malt to make for a cloudy softness to support the hop bitterness. New Zealand hop Nelson Sauvin was released in 2000 and we're big fans- it tastes a bit like white wine but SO much better. We're not alone in thinking it is delicious, Casey's Mom won a Silver medal at the 2017 AIBA awards.

BREWERY // Hot Water Brewing
BEER // Casey's Mom
STYLE // Fresh Hop White APA
ORIGIN // Whenuakite, Coromandel
ABV // 5.2%
TEMPERATURE // Cool. 8-10C. 
FOOD MATCH // Soft washed rind cheese. Pork belly. Chicken Piccata. Lemon Loaf
GLASS // IPA Glass