A Little Summer Melon-choly: Introducing YY*→PMI (Cantaloupe Milkshake IPA, 6.1%)
This week, our travel-inspired series takes us to the Mediterranean; Spain’s Balearic Islands to be precise, with the introduction of YY*→PMI. This new Mallorca-inspired beer combines our original Milkshake IPA recipe with a sizeable addition of ripe cantaloupe, resulting in a smooth, floral, and musky beer.
Our brewer at the helm of this beer, Stephane, spent some time during his youth visiting the idyllic Spanish island, and his memories of the place and its flavours served as inspiration for the creation of this beer.
The brewing process was pretty close to our other Milkshake IPA’s, with the grains for the mash remaining the same. The most noticeable modification was done in the dry-hopping process, as we switched up the hops for Huell Melon and Galaxy. Huell Melon was a clear (and perhaps obvious) choice for us, as it helps to bring forward the melon aroma before the beer even hits the palate. This hop variety is also known for its slight tart strawberry aroma, which perfectly compliments the “melon-ness” of the beer. The Galaxy hops work great in this beer due to their heavy compound of essential oils that provide the beer with some tropical aromas such as pineapple, a hint of citrus, and some stone fruit character. The lactose addition helps to bring out the sweetness of the cantaloupe and makes this an extra smooth and refreshing beer.
To stay true to our Spanish inspiration, we recommend enjoying this beer over a few slices of Jamón Ibérico and some good Manchego.
YY*→PMI (Cantaloupe Milkshake IPA, 6.1%) is now available on tap in our brewpup.