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Monteith's launches new West Coast IPA and Doppelbock

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Monteith’s Brewing Co. today launched two new delicious brews to wet beer aficionados’ whistles this winter, a West Coast IPA and a Doppelbock.

With a label reminiscent of the California coast, Monteith’s Brewing Co. Head Brewer, Rob Marshall, says the West Coast IPA will be a winner with those Kiwis who are fans of a hoppy brew.

"The new Monteith’s West Coast IPA has a light American ale malt base and was brewed with American West Coast yeast to help enhance the punchy hop character this style is known for," says Marshall.

"We used a whopping 800g of hops per hectolitre so this brew has a serious hit of hops, yet also a relatively moderate bitterness of just 50 IBU which means it is smooth compared to some of the sharper examples of this style. Those who appreciate hop characters in their beer will enjoy the wonderful notes of citrus and tropical fruits from American (Simcoe and Mosaic) hop varieties," says Marshall.

Marshall goes on to explain that the traditional Doppelbock style is one that has always been extremely popular with Monteith’s customers.

"We have brewed Doppelbock styles, the original ‘liquid bread’, a few times over the years and constantly get asked when we are going to do another one. This new brew is true to German style with a full malt base and a very light hop character for balance. We used generous amounts of Munich and Vienna malt balanced with lightly roasted malts for a full body. One of the malts we used is called ‘shepherd’s delight’, which like the saying goes ‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’, gives the beer a lovely red hue and just a touch of ripe fruit character. This beer is absolutely perfect for a long winter evening," says Marshall.

Both beers are brewed in the Greymouth brewery on the West Coast and will start to be available in liquor stores, supermarkets, bars and restaurants around the country from this week.

Monteith’s Doppelbock 500ml

RRP $6.99

Monteith’s West Coast IPA 500ml

RRP $6.99

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