In April, Brick Lane and Carwyn Cellars teamed up as part of the global campaign launched by New York’s Other Half Brewing to support hospitality workers affected by COVID-19 closures; you can read our story about it here. First time around, the collaborators opted for the hazy version of All Together Beer and, in September, with Melbourne into its Stage 4 lockdown, the decided to brewed the other Other Half recipe in the shape of a West Coast IPA. Proceeds from every sale of the beer are going to the COVID-19 Employee Assistance Directive (CoVid19 E.A.D), which you can learn more about here.
Pouring perfectly clear (just as it should) and hopped with Chinook, Strata, Motueka and Ella, it certainly packs a bitter punch. Then, on the aroma front, the hop mix moves from a sherbety orange, to pink grapefruit, pops around a tropical corner to find lychee and melon, all before finishing with a dank and oily whack.
- West Coast IPA