Pressure Drop Brewing, Nanban Kanpai

Pressure Drop, Nanban Kanpai

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.

Find Pressure Drop Brewing on Twitter at @PressureDropBrw and on Instagram at @pressuredropbrw.

Serving temperature

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.

Food pairings

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.

Further info

There’s no video from BeerBods this week but you can read more from Pressure Drop Brewing.