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
[pullquote cite=”Nanban Restaurant” type=”right”]Wheat IPA with yuzu, orange and grapefruit. Zing, pow, citrus![/pullquote]
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.