This flagship beer is a World Beer Cup award-winning session IPA that's low in ABV but high in hops. Appropriately named Eternal, this feather-bodied flavour bomb is fit to uplift your body and soul any time of day, any season of year.
True to style, the recipe was envisioned to offer the hit of a generously hopped IPA, but with the sessionability of a classic English pale ale. Simcoe and Centennial hops dominate this light blonde beer with a swathe of tangerine aroma and a sublimely quenching citrus pith aftertaste that lingers on and on and on... eternally.
Country : UK
ABV : 4.1%
First up, this Patrons Project is a sour IPA inspired by the colours and flavours of rainbow Astro Belts.
Northern Monk started with a simple hazy IPA base of pale barley malt and plenty of oats, backed up with lactose to round out the mouthfeel. They whirlpool hopped with Citra BBC and then fermented with their house IPA yeast strain.
Then, they added selected fruits to represent the colours of the candy that was felt worked well together.
Leading with the ripe fruit flavours of mango puree and orange juice, it was followed up with plenty of tangy raspberry puree, and finally, a touch of zingy lime juice to give a sour accent to the finish.
Aollaboration with the excellent Manchester graffiti artist Leimai Lemaow.
A festive twist from Northern Monk, packed with all things sweet, spiced and nice.
ABV : 6%
Holidays in the Sun is a Double India Pale Ale that forms the first in a new patrons series in collaboration with the British Culture Archive.
The series will be IPA focused, but also intended to showcase some of the progression in the UK hops over the past few years, pairing them with a US variety to show that homegrown varieties can deliver on many of the big, citrus flavours we love from the pacific northwest.
First up Northern Monk selected Olicana, a variety which has been around for a few years now and still is up there amongst the forefront of UK hops.
Olicana stands out for its impressive aromas of mango and passion fruit, backed up by nectarine and apricot notes, and a pleasant floral character.
They paired this with one of the current favourite US varieties in Idaho 7, a real allrounder that can be relied upon for plenty of ripe tropical fruit of its own whether used hot side or in the dry hop.
In this case, they went with both, and loaded the whirlpool of this oat-filled NE DIPA with Idaho 7 before drying hopping with both varieties to a combined total of 26g/l.