What’s better than seeing an awesome band play live? Well, seeing an awesome band with an awesome beer. All my life I have been subjected to Red Stripe, Ruddles or Doombar type beers at music venues. Some people might be happy with this. I am not.
Instead of bitching endlessly about it, I brewed a beer that would fit the occasion. No one wants to queue when the band is on so I went with a slightly higher alcohol. I wanted it refreshing because it gets hot at the front of the stage. I wanted to use hops that were different than your average classic american pale and I wanted some energy from the sweet barley. I wanted it in cans so you could carry a load for your friends easily.
For all the homebrewers, the mash was quite high and I used most of the hops in the last moments of the transfer. I use a stupidly large amount of hops which give massive aroma in the keg and cask formats.