Beer #245 - Duncan's / Beach Party Hazy
BREWERY // Following a 22,000 km road trip circumnavigating the USA and drinking countless beers, George Duncan & Wai Familton were inspired to start brewing. After several years of brewing fantastic beers in his kitchen and a few more years contract brewing, George opened a brewery in Paraparaumu on the beautiful Kapiti Coast with a cellar door (staffed by George and his sister). It's a true family business and George and Wai care looking forward to their 2 year old boy being big enough to start helping out around the brewery. The brewery has gone from strength to strength racking up plenty of medals and critical acclaim. 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. Duncan's hypnotic labels are created by Dr. D Foothead and we've heard rumours that he tries to incorporate representations of genitalia into every label...
BEER // For craft beer drinkers it's hard to remember a time before Hazy IPAs but they are a very new phenomenon. A few years ago a completely different type of IPA emerged in Vermont as a counter to the bitter, resinous West Coast versions. Key to these New England IPAs are the yeast strains that create more esters (fruit flavour & aroma) to give a sweeter, fuller impression. And often lots of oat and wheat is added to the malt bill for a big, round body with a smooth mouthfeel. In a nutshell, a Hazy IPA should have low bitterness, lots of body and be packed with juicy hop flavours and aroma. Beach Party is all of those things with the addition of mango, passionfruit, pineapple, and literal bucket loads of Mosaic and Citra hops #mouthparty.
If you don't want the party to end, we have this beer (plus hundreds of others) available in our webshop and at our Auckland warehouse shop, the Fridge & Flagon.
BREWERY // Duncan's
BEER // Beach Party
STYLE // Hazy IPA
ORIGIN // Paraparaumu. Kapiti Coast
ABV // 6.2%
TEMPERATURE // Cool - 7-10C
FOOD MATCH // Burger & Fries. Vegetable Biriyani. Fresh Soft Cheese
GLASS // Shaker or Tulip Pint Glass