Introducing YY* → AKL (Kiwi Mango Milkshake IPA, 6%)
It’s no secret that we have a particular liking for using mangos for our travel-inspired series of Milkshake IPAs. We find that the addition of mango to this newer beer style is very complimentary with the smoothness and bitterness that are so unique to this beer. It’s also no secret that we hate repeating ourselves, so although we’ve used mango as our most recurring fruit in this series (mango + habanero, mango + peach, mango + raspberry), we’ve always found a way to switch it up.
Our challenge this time was to find a new fruit that would add a new and complex flavour without being overpowered by the ripe flavours of the mango. After some brainstorming, our brewers decided on kiwi, a fruit we’ve never worked with before, because of its complex mix of floral, citrus, and strawberry. We’re very excited to introduce our brand new YY* → AKL, a Milkshake IPA with an intense aroma, nice fruity flavours and an extra smooth body.
With every new fruit we work with, there are always adjustments to be made to the recipe. This time around, we changed the hop variety used for the dry-hopping process to Willamette in order to provide the beer more fruity and floral aromas. “YY* series is always different from one to another, which is pretty challenging but exciting for our brewers,” explains Benoit, the brewer in control of this batch. “This definitively one of my favourites in the series, and I’m excited to hear the feedback from our customers,” he adds.
YY* → AKL will be available on tap and in our bottle shop on Friday, August 3rd, just in time for the long weekend.