Featuring GodsOwn ‘Creation’ hops, this is an easy session Pale Ale with medium body and a slight bitter finish. This is a New World take of an American Pale Ale, in as much as it uses a combination of non-traditional American with NZ hops. American Pale Ales typically have the 3 C’s in hops, namely Cascade, Centennial and Chinook. The GodsOwn ‘Creation’ hop is truly a rogue from what we suspect to be a NZ Hallertau Aroma but with the terra firma flavours of 4 years growing in the Sunny Hawkes Bay. It has a noble dual purpose with a fresh zest and capsicum aroma and we are excited to keep experimenting and increasing hop production in the ‘First’ commercial Hop Garden in the North Island with the aim of growing some new hops not in production in NZ.
Grain Bill: Pale, Cara-Munich 2, Amber, Medium Crystal and Carapils Malts
Hop Bill: Columbus, ‘Creation’, NZ Green Bullet and Santiam Hops
Dry Hopped: Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe
Yeast: Wyeast American Ale II
OG: 1.048 FG: 1.012 IBU: 37 ABV: 4.7
The home of Pilsener is the Czech Republic city, Pilsen. A Bavarian brewer, Joseph or Felix Groll, made the beer style famous in 1842, by introducing bottom fermenting yeast used in Germany as opposed to the top fermenting yeast used by brewers in the region since 1295. The Western Bohemia region was blessed with fine quality spring water, which in German is expressed "Urquell" meaning "original spring". This Zatec region also grew the country's red hops which were prized for their aroma. These hops were known as Zatec Red, but today we call them Saaz.
To protect their value to the region, the king made it a crime punishable by death to smuggle the rhizomes (hop roots) out of the country. As of 1840, Pilsen was a treasure trove of wonderful beer ingredients: the best barley, the finest hops and wonderful soft water. Thanks to Josef, Zatec ingredients and a travelling monk who brought the Bavarian lager yeast to Pilsen, Pilsener Urquell was born. This is no doubt the best and original Pilsener beer produced in Bohemia and the name is to be respected and honoured world-wide, to such that no other brewery should call their beer a Pilsener without disrespecting the history and brewers who made this style popular. It spans the world and has touched all continents and all countries.
At GodsOwn brewery, we have brewed the Prophesy Pils, which pays homage and respect to the Monk and brewer from Bavaria, by using the finest ingredients from Zatec, Germany and NZ. Using pure Hawkes Bay rain water, combined with the grainy malt characters, noble hops and traditional Bavarian yeast we deliver a clean crisp, medium bitterness with a light body feel, creamy head and a good balance of floral and fruity aromas from the yeast. Prost!
Grain Bill: German Pilsner and CaraPils Malt
Hop Bill: Magnum, Czech Saaz, Hallertau Tradition and Tettnanger
Yeast: Saflager W34/70
OG: 1.054 FG: 1.012 IBU: 35 ABV: 5.5
Sour Mash Spiced Ale, fermented at higher than average temperatures resulting in a light golden hazy ale packed with all the fruits and bounty of the Summer Harvests. Farmhouse (Saison) Ales were very common in France and Belgium and were brewed to attract workers for the Harvest Seasons. Naturally the Farmer with the best Saison (meaning Season) ale attracted the best workers, when at the end of a hard day nothing else mattered but a good ale and good company. Garden of Eden offers just that. It is a dry ale with mild bitterness and lingers with a bounty of fruits and spices putting a smile on your face and making you leave the hard day behind.
Grain Bill: Pale, Wheat and Carapils Malts
Hop Bill: Styrian Golding and Magnum Hops
Spice Bill: Ginger, Juniper Berries, Bitter Orange and Corriander
Yeast: Fermentis T-58
OG: 1.048 FG: 1.016 IBU: 33 ABV: 4.2%