Head brewer Ol had a very special ingredient for the beer, which was brewed on Rooster’s pilot kit: huckleberries, found only in Idaho and Washington State in the US. One of Rooster’s former interns kindly had her parents bring two kilos of the fruit across the Atlantic, and now, it has made its way into Huckleberry IPA!
While the wort tasted sweet, of course, there was also definitely a hint of berry there, which will hopefully come through even more after dry hopping and more of the berries and juice are added after a few days of fermentation.
Thanks to Ol, both Toms, Dave, Jamie, and Caroline for a great day at the brewery and a lovely lunch. Roll on IMBC!