Beer #153 - ParrotDog / Forget-Me-Not
Beer #153 - W/C 29 January 2018
BEER // Forget-Me-Not is the name of a perennial, brilliant blue Chatham Island herb also known as Kopakopa. More importantly, it's the name of an exceptional beer. A beer so good in fact, it won the hotly contested 2015 West Coast IPA Challenge. The competition is an invitation-only event in Wellington where NZ brewers compete to riff on the style that really defined a new generation of beer in California. It began the craft movement as we know it today - big, punchy, bold hop flavours with lots of bitterness and a malt base that is relatively high abv but also dry. Forget-Me-Not takes a new spin by using various 'new school' hops to make for a beer that's packed with floral aroma, bitter, citrus testiness and stone fruit characteristics. With the current trend for soft NEIPAs with low bitterness, this resinous, bitter IPA is almost retro.
BREWERY // ParrotDog
BEER // Forget-Me-Not
STYLE // West Coast IPA
ORIGIN // Wellington
ABV // 6.9%
TEMPERATURE // Cool. 7-11 C
FOOD MATCH // Chicken Satay. Sharp cheddar & crackers. Spicy beetroot, kumara, kidney bean & ginger burger.
GLASS // IPA Glass