Awesome news with the legends at Crafty Pint voting Pipe Dreams Coastal Lager number one in their blind lager tasting.
The tasting was judged by the largest expert panel ever assembled by Crafty Pint – with a mix of brewers, writers, reps and Cicerones taking part.
You can read more about the tasting and result at Crafty Pint here.
Great lagers can be bloody tough to brew, with head brewer Ross Brown saying it’s an exciting challenge for the team.
“I really enjoy the challenge of brewing a lager. Your processes have to be on the money and there’s some restraint which creates a better and more drinkable beer.
“We’ve spent a lot of time with our lager fermentation achieving this really clean profile, with a nice light and fruity ester. It’s a clean, fresh beer and I just love how that has come through.”
We first brewed Pipe Dreams last year, wanting to create a beer that keeps it real. It’s clean, crisp and refreshing, brewed with nothing more than water, hops, yeast and malt.
“Pipe Dreams Coastal Lager is inspired by the traditional European style, so it has a nice light colour with traditional noble hop aromas and a light citrus zest over the top,” explains Ross.
“It’s quite a delicate beer, but complex at the same time. There’s a little bit of malt sweetness to balance it out with a crisp, refreshing bitterness which is key to this beer style.”
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