This is the first beer that Dana has ever developed, and like last month's Jean Claude Van Darn Good Belgian Ale, the Am I Right, Ladies? began with a name and resulted in a delicious BOTM. This phrase is something she says a lot on stage while "performing" her "comedy," and while it's mostly said to ease the tension of a joke that may have landed poorly, this Hazy Wheat IPA with an ABV of 5.9% will likely do the same if you drink enough of it!
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.
Featuring a couple of exciting new hops that have recently arrived, this is one hell of an IPA. The Strata and Sabro hops add a distinct orange, citrus, and tropical fruit flavour. This beer is bursting with flavour but is well balanced by the IBUs and light malt profile. We’re using a special yeast from Norway to really enhance the hop flavours and aroma. We tested this recipe with a few different yeast strains and Arset Kveik was far away the winner.