Thursday, 12 April 2012

Mordue brewery presents: Project Killswitch 51

Coming at ya like a tiger!
As I'm sure you're all aware, here at Mordue Brewery we have a few brewing projects underway this month. Our very own deathladon of a beer Pandazilla, the very much less-imposing Bunny Hop, and now, our second most brutal offering; Killswitch 51. What does the name mean? I hear you ask (51 meaning OG 51 and 51 IBU's).

Killswitch 51 is Mordue Brewery's entry to the Newcastle beer festival's battle of the malts competition. The rules of the competition are simple; brew a beer between 4 and 5% abv using a single malt as the only fermentable material. Our idea was also simple, aim for around 5% and use munich malt, the amber-hued grain that signatures the German bock style lagers. Then we used six different hops (ok maybe not so simple) including a dry hopping with Bravo, Apollo and Cascade varieties.

It's certainly an interesting creation and at the festival will compete against offerings from many of the region's most respectable brewers. Alongside Pandazilla, IPA and Radgie Gadgie, Killswich 51 will be representing the Mordue crew. This year the beer list looks immense, and strangely enough even some of Ed's beers are on there. So with less than a week to go, I sure am looking forward to it.

Like a TIIIIGGER!!!!!

This blog post was inspired partly by this video.


Ed said...

Blimey, so they are. You're in for a treat Rob!

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