Here’s your cheat sheet for Nanban Kanpai by Pressure Drop Brewing.
Pressure Drop Brewing, Nanban Kanpai / White IPA / 6.5% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in BeerBodsPlus Box 5 on 9 August 2018.
Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for about an hour.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
Wheat IPA with yuzu, orange and grapefruit. Zing, pow, citrus!Nanban Restaurant
Well whadda ya know? It’s another white IPA! This one’s more of a wit beer and less of a hefeweizen – unlike the London Fields 3 Weiss Monkeys we had not too long ago. But again it should have a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a touch of tartness and a bit of haze from the wheat, on top of which we have some hoppy fruit and bitter notes. For this beer, that means:
- Amarillo: floral, citrus, orange
- Cascade: lychees, floral, grapefruit
And then you have yuzu, orange, and grapefruit adding some oomph to the beer with citrus and a hint of pithy bitterness.
This beer should go pretty well with all sorts of things, but in particular I recommend you pair it with some Japanese food. If you can actually get something from Nanban, which this beer was brewed for, then so much the better. Personally I like the sound of Hanetsuki Gyoza – dry-aged pork gyoza with crispy ‘wings’. Tempura should be pretty good too – and perhaps a portion of those pepper prawns? Don’t mind if I do.
There’s no video from BeerBods this week but you can read more from Pressure Drop Brewing.