Beer #112 - W/C 17 April 2017
BREWERY // Double Vision are Evarn, Warren, Mario & Harry. A bunch of Wellington based mates whose enthusiasm for home brewing became more than a hobby when they officially launched last July. Before then, their 100L pilot brewery had been working overtime and their bar manager friends started to insist they ramp up production so they could sell DVB beers in their bar. By day the foursome are engineers and graphic designers but by night (as well as evenings, weekends and early mornings) they become Double Vision. They draw influence from a wide variety of beer cultures with Warren being involved with the Colorado beer scene and Evarn having fallen in love with European styles while living in Holland. They are gypsy brewers who test a beer a dozen or more times on their pilot brewery before scaling up to brew with their friends at breweries around the country. We suspect that the lads may need to give up their day jobs soon to focus on Double Vision. Especially when people taste what they have brewing for GABS...
BEER // Expatriate takes it's name from the intercontinental background of the brewers as well as the marriage of NZ & US hops used in this American Pale Ale. It is a wonderfully balanced beer with a real emphasis on both malt and hops. There's lots of fruity aroma from the American Centennial and Simcoe hops which have flavour notes of passionfruit, lemon and flowers. This is accompanied by caramel, biscuit malt flavours to make for a delicious example of a fine APA.
Check out what brewers Warren & Mario have to say about their beer in the video below.
BREWERY // Double Vision
BEER // Expatriate
STYLE // American Pale Ale
ORIGIN // Wellington
ABV // 5.6%
IBU // 36
HOPS // Southern Cross, Wakatu, Simcoe, Centennial
MALT // American Ale, Gladiator, Wheat, Light Crystal
TEMPERATURE // Cool 7-10C
FOOD MATCH // Spicy Chicken Burger with Pineapple. Jerk Chicken. Mushroom & Cheese Casserole. Mango Sorbet.
GLASS // IPA Glass