Origin: Whitehorse, YT
Style: Hazy IPA
Two buddies had an idea as they sat around the fire after a day paddling their canoe. They wanted to build a brewery for the Territory in the North. Something that captured the best spirit of the Yukon and helped to support those who lived and worked there. They decided to brew craft beer. Alan and Bob have changed the gears on the machine a few times, but the same mission has kept them going for nearly 30 years. Today they still operate Yukon Brewing, making good beer and employing good people in Whitehorse to brew it. It’s taken some time, but their beer is starting to make its way across the provinces and even across the oceans, arriving in the beer coolers of all good hearted folk. A dozen craft beers come out of the brewery now (more often in summer time) and each is a Northern take on a classic style. The Unplugged IPA Recipe #005 is a fairly self-evident piece of brewing work: an IPA that follows in the same footsteps as the previous four iterations. A soft body combined with Mosaic and Amarillo hops for fruity character. Serves well at 8°C and should be enjoyed soon.
Pours a yellow golden colour with a hazy body and light carbonation. A thin, sticky ring of bubbles clings to the glass.
A strong aroma of floral hops and muddled tropical fruit with a hint of citrus zest. The aromas blend together well into one unified aroma, pleasant and subtle.
The hops are stronger on the palate than the fruit, but only by a small amount. Resinous and slightly bitter, the hops get a lift from the sweetness of the fruit, making it more dynamic and less bogged down in the bitterness. The flavour is fast across the tongue, smooth in mouthfeel, and leaves behind just a hint of leaves and minerality.
Braised beef on top of mashed potatoes. Or just get some fried pickles, why make it complicated?