Orpheus - 10.4% Imperial Stout

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Our 1,000th brew, 'Orpheus' is a 10.4% Imperial Stout.

Brewed by Brewer Phil on the 24th of July with a recipe created by Head Brewer Dave & Lead Brewer Pete and with some delicious adjuncts suggested by Jacky from our Brewhouse Bar team, 'Orpheus' is our 1,000th gyle from our 24Hl production brewhouse: A 10.4% Imperial Stout with Blackcurrants & Lapsang Souchong tea.

The Beer
Clocking in at 10.4% 'Orpheus' is an approachable yet complex Imperial Stout, the only style of beer we considered for our 1,000th brew.
Ebony hued and with a thick brown head, ‘Orpheus’ was designed to give a balanced complexity while allowing for contrasting and complementary flavours from the cold-side additions. The aroma is dominated by smoke from the speciality tea, recalling pine forests and whisky drams, with an underlying redolence of freshly brewed coffee, coco beans and a hint of sweet dark fruit. On first sip, the flavours follow the aroma, with the smoke exiting stage left to allow for an exciting interplay between tart and sweet fruit, with chocolate and coffee emerging at the forefront from the decadent malt bill.

Drygate Brewing Co
The only microbrewery operating in the historic heart of Glasgow and housed in a converted box factory under the iconic industrial Seven Peaks of our roof, our production brewery is the nerve centre of our operation; Brewing ten times a week to produce over 25,000 litres of beer from our flagship IPA Seven Peaks, to our Core & Studio range beers, all available from our online shop

Available at the first ever Beer Makes Glasgow beer festival hosted at the Art School on the 25th & 26th of August, 'Orpheus' will be launched exclusively at our Brewhouse Bar + Kitchen at 4pm on the 24th of August, with bottles available soon from our online shop.

OG: 1.104
FG: 1.023
Malts: Pale Malt, Oats, Special B, Caramalt, Roasted Barley, Carafa Special II & III
Yeast: US-05
Adjunts: Pureed Blackcurrant & Lapsang Souchong loose-leaf tea

For sales enquiries contact sam@drygate.com

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