Right so, first things first:
Who: this is a collaboration between O’Brien’s and O Brother Brewing. Both are family businesses based in Bray. And both start with OB!
What: it’s an American Wheat IPA
Wheat: wheat is there to smooth out any of the harshness from the Hops.
Where: it’s available from O’Brien’s stores and their website as well funnily enough.
O’Brien’s sent me down a sample to taste. Which was sound of them. I have to say it pours, well I’d expect it to be cloudy, but it’s dull and opaque and I had stored it upright and poured it gently and all that. I didn’t love the appearance of the beer. That aside, it tastes good. Possibly because this baby is hopped with Magnum, Perle, Summit, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe, Ahtanum and Chinook. A veritable hop cocktail. Actually the further I get down the glass the more I like it. ( I’m writing this as I drink the beer, not something I normally do!) It’s really fresh and nicely balanced, at 5.5% you could probably have two or three bottles. Tip on down to O’Brien’s and give it a lash. Sláinte!