Batch Coffee Pale Ale - Advent Calendar Re-Release!
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We are very excited that Batch has decided to re-release one of our favourite beers from the 2021 Batch / Bucket Boys Advent Calendar, Beer #5 - Coffee Pale Ale!
Coffee has long been a favourite adjunct of ours especially when it is used alongside hops in a pale beer, and this one is no exception.
In the kettle we used coffee from Marrickville-based Black Market Coffee Roasters. Using a coarse ground (a little larger than sea salt), we cooled the wort down to 92 degrees to get the perfect level of extraction. Then we added the coffee and hops to the whirlpool for about 10 minutes in a large mesh bag. Imagine a gigantic tea bag steeping in the hot water and you have the idea.
About 5kg of coffee were added alongside 2kg of hops (Azacca, Simcoe and Cashmere).
The result is a perfect blend of coffee and hops, which have very similar aromatic and flavour properties that compliment each other perfectly!
You can listen to the original advent podcast and hear the brewers from Batch discuss how they created this beer here:
Style: Coffee Pale Ale
This beer greets you with a sweet, fruity aroma & a hint of roasted coffee, the complex & intriguing pairing of scents excite the palate for the curated additions of Azzaca & Cashmere hops with the Single Origin Indonesian coffee beans that give this Pale ale its extra delicious kick!