It’s full steam ahead at Turning Point. Between the two of us we’re keeping very busy indeed. As much beer as we can manage to make, whilst taking the care to make it as well as possible. As much beer as we can fit into Kowalski (our van, named after the Primal Scream song of the same name… “to him, speed means freedom of the soul”) without doing it a mischief. A little bit of an improvement in the weather has boosted productivity significantly. The first time anyone here been working in a t-shirt since last October!
This week we brewed Lucid Dream and Rising Tide. Both mainstays of our usual availability. A lot of fun to make as always. We had a helping hand from Alex, off of the Knavesmire pub on Tuesday’s brew. It’s always fun to share the love and show someone how we do what we do. His enthusiasm was boosted by the fact that we had our newest beer ready to be kegged in the conditioning tank, ready for taste testing and all that!
Which brings us swiftly onto our next point: “Swerve Driver”. A bit of a first for us… bizarrely, our first stab at an out and out IPA. One year in, we’ve done New England style, tropical IPA, American Pale, White IPA etc… all manner of things, anything but a straight up IPA, but here it is! Swerve Driver is as pale as the moon, with layers of tropical fruit, lemon zest and pine from a triple dry hop charge of Centennial, Amarillo, and Mosaic. A balanced bitterness, with a lot of body from a base of extra pale malt, wheat, and oats coming in at a bold but drinkable 6.0% ABV. The beer was dry hopped with reckless abandon. Our ai