We LOVE hazy IPAs here at KJ, and we’re not alone. More and more breweries are making super juicy, hop forward beers. Hell, we have 3-4 recipes that are all like that. One thing all of these delicious hazy beers have in common is their high ABV. They tend to range from 6.5-8.5%, but sometimes you simply don’t want a beer with that much booze in it. Enter HAZE, designed and brewed by our very own Jeremy Morris. HAZE has the same super juicy, hop forward notes of NEIPAs but in a sessionable package. Registering in at 5.3%, it is just that bit lighter from its bigger hazy brothers. Read More
This is our “house” New England IPA. The grain bill is set in stone and we tend to just tweak the hops and yeast based on availability of ingredients. The finished beer always ends up being hazy without being too opaque, and it bursts with citrus and tropical fruit hop flavours. Finally, the addition of the honey malt gives it a delightful, sweet finish. We’ve been handing this recipe out to people all year looking for a new NEIPA recipe, but we figured it was time to make it legit and turn it into an official Beer of the Month. Read More
Adrian tapped this keg on a Sunday afternoon, poured a pint, took a sip and proudly declared that this was an all-day beer. This Cream Ale is easy drinking enough for any Bud Light enthusiast to enjoy, and with enough nuance for even most cynical craft beer fan to like. It’s a patio beer on a hot summer’s day, and yet, it’s classy enough for a business meeting. Read More
In soccer a Super-Sub is someone who comes off the bench and delivers in a time of need. Well, this month we needed a super sub. Our original Beer of the Month for March 2021 was something different, but that recipe needs a little more refining. Enter, the Super-Sub – this one we have had in our back pocket for a couple of months now and we’re very excited to be sharing it. This recipe is Jeremy’s take on an English IPA.
My wife and I (Connor) were re-watching Brooklyn 99 and in one of the final scenes in season 2, episode 22 (it’s on Netflix!) Holt became my favourite character. He tells Jake. Call me…. VELVET THUNDER in his perfect, Shakespearian voice. Right then, I knew we needed to name a beer after that. But, what kind of beer is worthy of the name VELVET THUNDER?
This is the SIBLING to our Pink October Red IPA. The story behind this beer is that when making the Pink October recipe, we were trying to decide between two different RED IPA recipes we had made. We really enjoyed both, and we could not pick – so we decided to do both – just on different months!
All in all, this beer will share many similarities with Pink October, but is different enough to stand on its own. It will have a brilliant red colour, which will be enhanced by not adding dry hops. Instead of big fruit forward notes, it will have a great malt/pine/citrus balance that will be super crushable.
This month’s beer is all about easing the bitter taste left after a bad season. It’s a classic English Best Bitter. Like most English beers, it has a low ABV which means you can enjoy a couple more of them during the game. It has a spicy, earthy taste from the East Kent Golding hops, along with a nice caramel finish to balance the sharp bitterness. We chose a classic ale yeast for this recipe: Nottingham Ale. Read More
This month’s beer is brought to you by Jeremy, he wanted to make a bayou themed beer named after his favourite fictional Bluegrass band: The Soggy Bottom Boys. This recipe is his take on “Mississippi Mud”, a Black and Tan slow brewed beer from you guessed it, Mississippi. Black and Tans are a traditional blend of pale and dark beers that lend to some very unique brews.
While this is a porter, the Pilsner base keeps it light. The addition of a multitude of darker malts add complexity and depth. The end result is a beer that is light enough to be drank on a hot summers day, but complex enough to be enjoyed by the campfire. Close out the rest of the summer with this delicious enigma of a brew!
This time, we’re taking the idea of a wheat beer and colliding it at high speed with the delicious, aromatic, Strata hops. Strata has quickly become a KJ favourite for its explosive notes of mango, passion fruit, and strawberry. The resulting beer has the classic fruity, banana like notes of a wheat beer with the Michael Bay esque boom boom flavour of a super hopped beer. Like wheat beers, the bitterness is low – but the hops add a distinct dimension to it. Read More