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There are many weird & wacky ways to infuse beer including sitting the beer on raw fruit for a couple of weeks, to making a ‘tea’ or brew (coffee) & adding it to your beer as it ferments. All brewers keep their infusion methods secret & we are no exception! Some commercial examples of fruit…

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Dark ales from Monkey Pig Brewery

Dark ales can vary in complexity and taste quite a lot. Generally produced using Ale malt as the base and an ale yeast. There colour can vary from rich red through to dark brown, depending on the mix of specialty grains selected, and from clear to cloudy depending on the yeast type used. They predominantly…

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Stouts & Porters

Stouts and porters are both dark beers. They are made using the same ingredients, however stouts have more the roasted barley which produces a more robust flavour, makes them darker and slightly more astringent than porter. Porter’s are brewed for the heat, so tend to be less sweet & syrupy. The flavour of stouts depends…

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Pale Ales from Monkey Pig Brewery

Divided into two types – American Pale Ales and Australian Pale ales. Australian pale ales are generally a light coloured ale, clear to slightly cloudy, clean tasting, easy drinking and produced using ale yeast. The malt is more noticeable on the palate, with a sweeter finish than a lager. Bitterness is moderate, hop flavour can…

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India Pale Ales

India Pale Ales (IPAs), are a popular ale style & are often the staple of any micro-breweries menu. They get their characteristic flavour and aroma from the large amounts of hops used to make them. They have moderate to high bitterness and a big range of alcohol levels. They are produced using top fermenting ale…

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Lager from Monkey Pig Brewery

Most beer drinkers start with lagers, partly because they are the most common style of mass produced beers, so are cheap and plentiful. They are produced with bottom-fermenting yeast which give a light, slightly malty taste, have moderate to low bitterness, and a clean refreshing crisp to dry finish. They are usually served at very…

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