Beer #144 - Pale Ale / Duncans

Beer #144 - W/C 27 November 2017

Duncan's. Pale Ale from Beer Jerk on Vimeo.

BREWERY // George Duncan's story is similar to that of many talented brewers- after years of brewing fantastic beers in his kitchen, he listened to his friends/fans and started a brewing company to share his beers with a wider audience. After two and a half years of contract brewing, Duncan's recently opened a dedicated brewery in Paraparaumu on the beautiful Kapiti Coast which has a cellar door (also staffed by George). We can't wait to visit. Last month Duncan's won 4 medals in the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards which is very impressive for a brewery that had only been open for a matter of months. When not brewing or pouring beer, you may spot George at various beer events- he's the guy with a huge grin and a sea-captain beard.

BEER // This Pale Ale was the first beer George Duncan brewed commercially and has a special place in his heart. It is an homage to tropical, light bodied new world pale ales and is extremely drinkable. For this Beer Jerk batch, he altered the recipe to use Equinox hops. This new hop variety was developed in Washington state and released in 2014. Equinox has quickly gained fans with its aroma and flavour notes of lemon and lime citrus, fruits like papaya and apple as well as green peppers and herbs. This beer is quite beautifully balanced with a lot of nuances, we reckon it would take an extremely long time to get bored of. 

Check out our interview with George below

BREWERY // Duncan's
BEER // Pale Ale
ORIGIN // Paraparaumu. Kapiti Coast
ABV // 5.6%
TEMPERATURE // Cool. 10-13 C
FOOD MATCH // Sopa De Lima (Mexican Lime Soup). Cheese on toast with chutney. Lemon pepper chicken.
GLASS // IPA Glass