Kaijuice by Brew York
American Pale Ale, 5.4%
An absolute beast of an American Pale Ale and one of the most heavily hopped beers we’ve ever featured.
The live tasting of this beer was on 6th August 2020 #BeerBods
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Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham were homebrew beer buddies. Having met at a mutual friend’s stag do they quickly bonded over a mutual love of beer. Their ‘brew dates’ would inevitably lead to having a beer or two for research or quality assurance purposes and the inevitable question; “What if we were to build our own brewery here in York?”
We suspect that the Norse gods, who reputably like a drink, must have been listening because in 2015 they both got separate offers to take voluntary redundancy and a year later Brew York was up and running.
They are just one of two breweries that are based within the city walls where it would have been easy to be quite traditional and, dare we say it, boring. But not Brew York, they’ve been pretty quick to establish themselves as contemporary brewers. From their beer range to can art and collaborations there is something for any type of beer drinker. Their take on a pale bitter? Yup. Barrel aged bourbon Tonkoko Imperial Stout? That too.
For tonight’s BeerBods plus we have Kaijuice. An absolute beast of an American Pale Ale and one of the most heavily hopped beers we’ve ever featured. Boatloads of Columbus, Mosaic and Simcoe hops bring a tidal wave of tropical fruit upfront before a classically west coast bitterness that lingers in the finish. To put it simply, this is one of the best pale ale’s we’ve had in a while (and we’ve had some pretty good ones.) We had to put it in the box.