A full bodied “Steam” Lager using sweeter malts leading to a fruity aroma and a crisp clean finish. Not unlike a good Kiwi Draught….only better. Steam Lagers evolved out of necessity when there was no Cold Refrigeration in the mid19th Century and the hot wort was allowed to cool naturally in shallow, open-top bins on the roof of a brewery resulting in evaporated steam as the beer cooled down, hence the name ‘Steam’ Beer. ‘Steam’ Beer (California Common) uses bottom fermenting lager yeast at ale (higher) temperatures, which results in a very distinctive flavour profile that includes both ale (more complex flavour compounds) and lager (cleaner and more crisp flavour) characteristics.
Grain Bill: Pils, CaraRed, Vienna, Dark Crystal and CaraAroma Malts
Hop Bill: NZ Cascade and Liberty Hops
Yeast: Wyeast California Common
OG: 1.050 FG: 1.014 IBU: 26 ABV: 4.7%
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
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