A long time coming, but we finally got together with heroes of ours Buxton Brewery.
Buxton have sustained us for many years brewing perfectly balanced IPAs such as Axe Edge and superiour stouts like Rain Shadow.
Given the season, it only made sense for us to brew a robust imperial stout.
With this beer however, we used smoked and peated malt, an ingredient we had never used before. Our technique was to make two beers; one rich, strong and slightly sweet imperial stout, the other very similar but using plenty of smoked and peated malt. Once both beers had finished their fermentation we blended the two until we found the perfect balance of smoke character in the beer.
On Thursday 30th January we’re going to be heading over to Buxton’s digs for our return collab brew and taking over the taps of @buxtontaphouse ! Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming soon!