6.0% ABV // 1.058 OG // 9 EBC // 15 IBU // 440ML
INGREDIENTS: Water, Malted BARLEY (GLUTEN), Malted WHEAT (GLUTEN), OATS (GLUTEN), Hops, Yeast
OFS008 is inspired by a love of a signature Hopfenweisse out of Bavaria, and an interest in how much overlap there is between this style and New England IPAs. We fermented a wheat-led wort with a classic Bavarian wheat beer strain, and coupled this with modern US hop varieties Sabro, Sultana and Citra. The results marry the classic banana, black pepper and bubblegum esters of weisse yeast with punchy notes of pineapple, satsuma and coconut.
In 2014 we opened the doors to the Old Flax Store, a Grade II listed building that we found and renovated into the home of Northern Monk.
We grew significantly in the years to follow, but the Old Flax Store remains the heart of the operation. If you’ve ever visited us here, you’ll know that you can look through the ground floor window to see our original tanks still in operation. This is where we brew our smaller, more limited releases.
2020 marks the year that we launch a brand-new beer series, a series dedicated to the exploratory, small-batch nature of brewing at OFS. We’ve released beers exclusive to the Old Flax Store before, but we’ve given this series a whole new identity.