Eagle vs Wolf -India Pale Lager
The IPL Challenge - Eagle VS Wolf
India Pale Lager – IPL - is an up and coming style of beer, combining the best of both worlds – lager with the hoppiness of an IPA. The clean finish of the lager yeast provides the perfect platform for malt and hops to shine through. Two of our brewers have gone head to head, each making a different beer – Eagle VS Wolf – both using the same malt and yeast, but unrestricted on the hops. We’ll let you decide which you prefer!
Eagle IPL 8% ABV
Brewed in the style of an IPA yet fermented with lager yeast, this beer has a clean malt profile to let those hops jump out. With generous amounts of US Cascade and NZ Motueka hops in the boil, this beer has the classic US floral hop kick, with an NZ twist. Dry hopped 3 times over its long conditioning period, with a blend of US and NZ hops, this beer has characteristics of pine and mango, allowing it to soar!
Wolf IPL 7.5% ABV
This beer has the best of both worlds, the clean, crisp finish of a Czech Pilsner and the pronounced piney, citrus hoppiness of an IPA. Hop backed on whole cones, gently double fermenter hopped over its 3 month lagering period, then gently dry hopped days out from kegging. Let this beer warm up ever so slightly before serving to enjoy the layers of complex flavours. Clean and crisp with that familiar Czech yeast flavour creeping in at the end, this beer definitely stands out from the pack - the lone wolf. Beware at 7.5% ABV, it’s dangerously drinkable!
Brendan (Wolf) & Mason (Eagle) of the Brew Crew
Alcohol: Wolf 7.5% Eagle 8%
Malts: Pils, Munich, Vienna, Carapils, Crystal
Yeast: Czech Pilsner
Available from the brewery shop and selected bars. Tap only.