Pandazilla, the first beer of the series, is to be released in April. Compared to the home brew/Panda & Frog tried on the twissup, the debut beer will cut back from 7% to 6.3%. other than that it will be kept mostly the same. Lots of Carafa and dark crystal malts with no fewer than 8 hop additons using five different hops (mostly Galina and Summit). IBUs push on about 70, so my craving for adding hops will be surely satisfied. Basically Im just been given permission to go crazy.
The other three beers, to be released June, September and December, I will keep a secret for now. Mainly because the names and pump clip designs aren't finalised but I can tell you they won't all be on the hop forward side. Besides, Panda Frog isn't just about pushing boundaries, extremism or trying to copy whatever's trendy. It's a mix of unorthodox beers, some bold, some subtle, some a bit wierd. All are product of an overactive, slightly deranged imagination.
To tell the truth I've probably never been more excited (OK, my wedding day and Christmas at 8 years old compete strongly). All the beers are on paper waiting for me to brew and present Panda Frog to the world. Four single batch reserves, that's all it is so it will definitely be about quality not quantity. Basically I know what this bad-ass project is all about and at the end of the day I could feed you a load of ideologies about being rebels or re-inventing beer style,s but whatever you make of it, is what you make of it. For now I'm going to have to wait until about March for brewing to begin, until then the unstoppable force that is the mighty Pandazilla will sit waiting for its resurrection. Long live Panda Frog.
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