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Maisel & Friends IPA 6.3% 330ml (33cl) Bottles

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£55.00

Exceptional American-style IPA brewed in Germany

Description

Maisel & Friends IPA is a bold and exceptional India Pale Ale, representing the pinnacle of American-style West Coast IPAs, crafted in Germany by the pioneering Maisel’s Brewery.

Located in the Upper Franconian city of Bayreuth, Maisel’s has been a proud family-run brewery since its founding in 1887 by brothers Hans and Eberhardt Maisel. Today, it thrives under the leadership of their fourth-generation descendant, Jeff Maisel.

Their IPA is masterfully cold-hopped with top-fermented ale yeast and open-fermented using Ahtanum and Cascade hops, along with select additional hops, before undergoing a meticulous cold-maturation process. The result is an exhilarating, golden copper-coloured, and naturally unfiltered IPA.

Maisel & Friends IPA boasts sparkling and fruity flavours, with a crisp bitterness and robust character, owing to Maisel’s premium selection of barley and special malts.

This delightful session IPA captivates the senses with tangy grapefruit and citrus aromas, intertwined with intense hop aromas. Its flavour profile features vibrant notes of grapefruit, complemented by sweet malts and the piney-tropical bitterness typical of an IPA, culminating in a pleasantly bitter and dry finish.

A beer with distinctive character, Maisel & Friends IPA is a must-try for aficionados of both German beer and American IPAs.

Maisel & Friends IPA: Intense. Pure. Awesome.

Tasting Notes

Pours with a striking golden amber-copper colour and enticing foam head.

“Pale mahogany with aromas of citrus, lychee, mango and pine. Good balance with sweet malts and piney, tropical bitterness. Finishes long and refreshing.” - World Beer Awards 2023

Ingredients

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast

Alcohol content: 6.3% vol.

Bitterness units: 50

Gravity: 14.40° P

Nutrition & Dietary

TBC

Did You Know?

Maisel & Friends IPA secured the title of Country Winner at the 2020 World Beer Awards and won Gold at the World Beer Awards 2023. It also won 90 points at the Finest Beer Selection 2023.

Pubs and inns that serve Maisel beers have always displayed the “brewer’s star” in their sign which lets thirsty guests know that they will find wholesome beer at this establishment. The connection between beer and the six-pointed hexagram goes back to the alchemists. The upside-down triangle stood not only for water (an essential component of beer) but also for earth, and the key ingredient barley malt. The triangle pointing up represents the fire of the brew kettle and the air for the carbon dioxide in beer. Maisel’s Brewery has proudly incorporated the brewer’s star in its company logo since the 1920s as a sign of the brewery’s fidelity to good tradition.