This autumn we welcome an old favourite back into the Powderkeg family. “6ixes & 7evens” is a West Coast Amber ale, or at least that’s the closest recognisable description they can offer for this uniquely different beer. The name refers to the precise muddle of six malts and seven hops that go into building the complex layers of flavour in what is a big and bold beer. It also reflects our typically playful plan to brew something that is in no way sensible, only loosely categorisable and designed to leave the drinker somewhat discombobulated.
The six malts used, including rye malt from Germany and ‘Chateau Special B’ from Belgium, create a fulsome, mouth-filling body and a beautiful, rich Amber colour. The seven different hops, all sourced from the West Coast of the USA, combine to bring a bold edge of citrus and spice to the flavour and aroma.
6ixes & 7evens was first brewed as a special in 2016, and generally went down a storm. We had so many requests to brew it again and who are we to deny everybody?! We have slightly tweaked the recipe from last year, lightening the colour a touch, replacing some of the sweeter malt with the more spicy rye, and turning up the hops a bit more. We always think of our beers a work in progress, we’re perpetual tweakers – always searching for improvements. But that’s what being a interesting brewery is all about for us – we never like to say “it’ll do”, it’s always “Can it be even better? Let’s do it!”
Available now in 30L Keg, 9G Cask and 330ml Bottles