St Austell showcases beer made with American Eureka hops
St Austell Brewery’s “homage to the West Coast American Pale Ale” is gearing up for a national launch in bottle and keg.
The 4.9% abv Eureka APA, created by St Austell’s brewing director Roger Ryman, is a single-hopped APA crafted in the West Coast US style. The brew uses Maris Otter barley blended with crystal rye malt and then California ale yeast was used in the fermentation to provide a “light and delicate canvas” to allow the American Eureka hop variety to express all its distinctive character.
The beer will be available in bottles from 16 December, followed by a keg format in January 2017.
Ryman said: “Eureka hops pack a real taste punch and we really wanted to create something that did them justice. We have had such an amazing and positive response to Eureka since we first brewed it on the Small Batch so it made total sense to launch it as a core brand allowing it to reach a wider audience.”
The beer’s flavour is described as “bursting with blackcurrant, tangerine and grapefruit” along with a smart bitterness provided by the hop.
The brewer said the beer “showcases a taste sensation that promises we will be hearing a lot more about this hop in future”.