Our good friends Siren Craft are taking a trip down memory lane and the impact that hops have had on the growth of the modern craft beer landscape. They’re heading back in time to work with some mega beer defining brewers in the US. The beers that were to lead the way and show what can be done with hops, beers and breweries which became era defining.
As part of this celebration of hops they’re going to be releasing four epic beers brewed with these four defining breweries influence and organising a festival where you will be able to taste these beers on Saturday 30th of July 2022. To find out more about this and the other beers make sure you’re following Siren on all the socials, and for tickets you can get them from here, we’ll be there so we hope you come up and say hello.
The first beer which they announced is a celebration of Cascade. Released in 1972, Cascade now represents around 10% of all hops grown in the United State. Its such an amazing hop that is great for bitterness and aroma. Floral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit. And who better to partner with than Sierra Nevada, yes the brewery behind SNPA, that beer was revolutionary when launched, there was nothing else like it.
Simpsons Best Pale Ale Malt
Simpsons Crystal T50
Total Grain Bill 5350grams
Cascade 100g Whole Hops (2 packs)
OMEGA Yeast – OYL-004 – West Coast Ale I. (1 packs)
Beer Style (main): American Ales
Beer Style (sub): American-Style Pale Ale
Batch Size: 23L, brewed on G40 with 82% efficiency
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.011
ABV %: 5.5%
Temperature °C: 66
Length (mins): 60
Out temp °C: 75
Out time (mins):
Boil time (mins): 60 minutes
Additions and timing:
10g Cascade 60 min
40g Cascade 20 min
150g Cascade Whirlpool/Hop Stand for 10 minutes and then chill down
Secondary additions and timing:
No Dry hop additions
Yeast: Omega OYL-004 Liquid yeast
Fermentation temperature/steps: 20c for roughly 7-10 days, then raise to 22c for D rest, then chill down
Sean the head brewer at Siren has come up with his homage to that beer after talking with Sierra Nevada. Integral to this beer and its origins is the use of whole cone hops, its part of the character of the beer for Sierra Nevada said Darron Anley Sirens owner when we spoke with him.
Here at The Malt Miller we have always loved SNPA, we have our own clone of it, but super happy when Darron at Siren said he’d love to share this recipe with the home brew community as part of their Time Hop celebration.