Origin: Whitehorse, YT
Style: Double IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Lemondrop
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. Unplugged #007 brings Yukon back to your palate with strong, juicy hops and no joke ABV. Serves well at 8°C and should be cracked open soon.
Pours a dark, amber brown colour with a hazy body and light carbonation. A big, frothy head of caramel tinted foam rides on top of the glass.
Quite a laid back aroma for a Double IPA. A sweet, warm caramel malt and a light, floral hop profile.
The flavour will downright confuse you. You’re expecting a big IPA kick to the face, but this beer is slightly sweet and will come off as an amber ale. But there is a sneaky flavour of bitter greens that will come in late and some citrus around the edges you’ll taste on the lips. An odd beer but a pleasant one to drink.
Could use some spice but also some fat in it - spice up your favourite burger meat and grill up a storm.