We are very proud to announce the arrival of our very first craft beer for public consumption – “Epic Venture” India Pale Ale.
It will be available for the first time this week at Oslo Beer Week.
It has been almost 12 months since Cameron and Andrew, the two brothers behind Little Brother Brewery, started their ‘epic venture’ into the craft brewery business. Now, after many months of hard work and preparation they are ready to share their real ales with you.
Cameron, our Head Brewer, who has single-handedly created this incredible IPA describes it as, “A late hop ale with balanced bitterness. Expect notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, tropical fruits and floral undertones from our select hop varieties. Our clean english ale yeast allows these flavours to shine while adding a complex yet subtle malt backbone.”
The specification of Epic Venture IPA is:
Style = India Pale Ale
IBU = 60
EBC = 10
Alc/Vol = 6.5%
Malt: Maris Otter
Yeast: Dry English Ale
Hops: Centennial, Citra and Galaxy
Grilled Meats, Salty Cheeses and of course, Curries.
Along with our very first beer we have also started a new tradition. Andrew, has hand drawn the artwork which will adorn the labeling of Epic Venture IPA. Not only is it important that our beer be hand crafted, it is important that every aspect of what we do receive the love and attention that can only be gained by hand crafting. Andrew plans to hand draw all the artworks for our beer labels which will over time create an artistic legacy to accompany our ales.
On this particular label, Andrew has drawn a scene depicting both the historical and current culture of the India Pale Ale (IPA). It starts by depicting a scene of London, England in the height of the East India Company’s export of Pale Ale to India. A small ship can been seen sailing the treacherous waters on what was without a doubt an ‘epic venture’ towards the far eastern land of India. Within the map the national symbols of India are displayed – these being the Peacock, Lotus Flower and Tiger. On the other side of the artwork a contemporary metropolitan city scene is depicted. People sit by the waters edge in the sunshine enjoying the good company of friends.
Epic Venture IPA is the first of what we hope will be many fantastic craft beers which will come from within the walls of our humble little brewery. We invite you to join us on what will be no less than an ‘epic venture’!
Cheers to great beer!
Cameron and Andrew.