At last year’s BC Beer Awards we were fortunate to take home seven awards including a sweep of the Double IPA category so we were pretty blown away when we found out that we got another sweep this year, especially in a category we care so much about, Hazy IPAs! It was pretty amazing to take the sweep, especially since it was the first year the BCBA’s included the Hazy IPA category.
Although we were proud of all three medals we took home in the category, taking bronze for our full time IPA, Single Whammy, was pretty exciting. This IPA combines two of our favourite hops, Galaxy and Citra, both known for their big juicy flavours and aromas. We’d been waiting two years for our Galaxy hop contract to allow us to make this beer, a beer we’d been planning for years.
Ever since we launched Single Whammy earlier this summer, we’ve been fine tuning and tweaking each batch in search for perfection. We’ve adjusted our dry hopping technique and have been working with our lab tech over the past few months to dial in our yeast health and hone in our fermentation to improve all aspect of this and all our other beers. If you haven’t had a chance to give it a try lately, we highly suggest picking up a 4pack of Single Whammy at your local store because it’s tasting better than ever!