The next beer that Shepody Brewery puts out will either be a Belgian style wheat beer or an American style pale ale. I’ve never made either one before, so both will be new styles. The wheat beer may just be a simple FestaBrew wheat kit, using Safale T-58 yeast. The yeast should give it a nice spicy/peppery profile, which will complement the wheat beer well. Now that I’m thinking about it, perhaps I should pick up a wheat wine kit this week and put that up. No use waiting until the keg is empty to think about the new batch.
So then I guess it decided then: the next recipe will be the APA. I really like the cascade-style hoppiness of American pale ales. If you’ve never encountered Cascade hops, they have this citrus-like quality to their flavourt and aroma. Quite difficult to describe unless you’ve experienced them. American pale ales are quite difficult (i.e. almost impossible) to find here in Manitoba. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (SNPA) is the quintessential APA. One recipe that the guys over on the TastyBrew forum seem to rave about is Shark’s Tooth Pale Ale. Looks interesting. Not sure if I can get both Chinook and Centennial hops at my local shop, so we may have to look at substitutions.