April's beer is 'Collaborate'. It is a German Weisse dry hopped with Cascade and Callista brewed by Simple Things Fermentations.
In keeping with the theme of this series, we also dub it 'Treun', a Scots Gaelic word which translates to ‘Brave’, in honour of this month's featured Glasgow hero, St Enoch.
Standing at the crossroads of traditional wheat beer and IPA, this beer is a harmonious meeting of styles, ingredients, minds and people. Cascade and Callista hops combine with German yeast esters to create a full-bodied, fruity hit.
A floral, fruity hop punch compliments the typical banana and clove aromas of a Weisse beer; it’s an intensely flavoursome yet carefully balanced beer with honey malt sweetness at its core. Moderate bitterness and a light, crisp finish make for a tasty and refreshing beer.
Thanks to all at Simple Things Fermentations for inviting a group of us be involved during the brew day. A great day was had by all.
Mural of St Enoch created by Street Artist Smug - it can be found on a gable end on High Street, Glasgow.
Photo credit - Kunal Mundul