Beer #129 - Hallertau / The Ordained
Beer #129 - W/C 14 August 2017
BREWERY // Steve & Hayley Plowman opened Hallertau amongst the orchards of Riverhead back in 2005 as a brewery/bar/restaurant and it quickly became a go-to destination for locals and city folk willing to brave the 20 minute drive from central Auckland. The Hallertau core range is solid but it's their seasonal and one off releases that we get really excited about. Inspiration for Hallertau recipes comes from everywhere and they've recently collaborated with everyone from Quentin Tarantino to Matt Thomson (whisky-maker) to rock band Beastwars to make special beers.
BEER // Red IPAs are the beer of choice for the drinker who wants it all. Well made examples exhibit perfect synergy between hops and malt and that is certainly true of The Ordained. The Red Back and Crystal malts give the beer body and a delicate sweetness that works in harmony with the jammy hops. American Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic hops are used with lots of New Zealand Nelson Sauvin dry hopping at the end for it's iconic gooseberry aroma. Red IPAs are Brent's favourite style and, if he had his way, we'd be drinking them every second week.
Check out our interview with Steve Plowman to hear more about The Ordained.
BREWERY // Hallertau
BEER // The Ordained
STYLE // Red IPA
ORIGIN // Riverhead, Near Auckland
ABV // 6.5%
TEMPERATURE // Cool. Around 8C
FOOD MATCH // Jambalaya. Vegetable Jalfrezi. Gruyere Cheese. Toffee Pudding
GLASS // IPA Glass