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.
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.