WHO: O'Briens & O Brother Brewing
WHAT: An American Wheat IPA
WHEAT: Yes Wheat!
WHERE: Available in O’Brien’s stores and on-line
O’Briens are delighted to introduce Who What Wheat Where, a limited release collaboration brew made with the guys at O Brother Brewing.
O Brother is a family owned and run business, set up by 3 brothers from Bray, making bold flavoursome beers. It has been great working with O Brother Brewing in their first year. A year that has seen them pick up numerous awards for some fantastic beers, and rightly so for a brewery so intensely quality focussed. So when they approached us with the idea of a collaboration we jumped at the chance!
After running through some different ideas we settled on an American Wheat IPA. If you are interested in how it was made you can check out my brew day blog post here.
But what’s it like?
Well the first thing you get is a heady aroma of punchy hops. We dry hopped with Ahtanum, Centennial, Summit, Cascade, Columbus and Simcoe for a big aroma hit of spicy citrus, tropical fruit and pine along with some lighter floral and deeper earthy tones.
Those hoppy aromas follow to the flavour adding some more resinous hop notes and that unmistakable wheat profile. The 50% wheat in the malt bill lends a spicy wheat character, cloudy appearance and robust yet silky smooth mouthfeel before it all rounds out with a long clean citrus and bitter hop pine finish.
A big thank you to O Brother Brewing for giving us the opportunity to come out and brew with them.
We hope you enjoy drinking our collaboration beer as much as we enjoyed making it.