Tomorrow is one of our trips down the M4 to London and we're taking a couple of special beers with us for the Snooty Fox in Canonbury's "Good Libations" beer festival which is being held from 24th to 27th October.
We've brewed two specials with wort from New Dawn Fades but, as we added different hops and (in one case) yeast, the results are very different indeed!
"Saison du Renard" is a 5.1% Saison with a simple Magnum and Saaz copper hopping with the French Saison yeast giving a very dry, grassy, peppery character with big fruity hops from the Mosaic pellets used as dry-hopping... us and our Mosaic, eh?
"Hop Secret 2" is, as the name suggests, our second brew of this nature using a hop so new it doesn't even have a name yet! This one is from Eastern Europe (and different to that used in the original Hop Secret) and goes by the moniker of CF118... expect spicy, grassy flavours and even hints of pineapple in the finish.