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12th December 2012

Hobbes - American Hoppy Wheat

Inspired by a mischievous stuffed tiger sidekick, this Hoppy American Wheat falls a bit off the beaten path. I started with one goal, make a delicious American wheat beer that could be drank by the liter. With Gumballhead as my benchmark, I set out to make the first brew at our new home a great one.

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26th September 2012

Mellow Amber Ale

It’s bound to happen eventually. I was sick of massively bitter beers and sought to brew something a bit mellower. Something more malt focused. Something bready, chewy, a little fruity but definitely smooth and drinkable. Thus was born the crowd pleasing mellow amber of 2012. I’ll admit that it differs from the normally accepted standard that an Amber should have moderate bitterness. This is not your west-coast red. It’s not big and burly, but damn if it’s not just as tasty. Whirlpool or a hopback will give it a nice hoppy nose, but this beer is still malt focused. Little to no bitterness will be found.

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