Dreamz + Realizationz | The Veil Brewing Co.
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
Description: Brewed in collaboration with Sam Calagione and Brewmaster Mark Safarik of Dogfish Head. Together we dreamt up an 8% DIPA with peppercorns. We started with a grist bill that consisted of both English and American grown grains. We added two of our favorite American hops Citra and Mosaic to the whirlpool along with 3x different types of peppercorns. 2x of the peppercorns were sourced by Dogfish Head from their friends at Burlap and Barrel. The first selection was from Nepal and was incredibly citrus forward. When we opened the bag, it was like smelling fresh grapefruits. The second selection was from Madagascar and contributed a beautifully subtle, yet elegant clove character. The third peppercorn was an organic Sichuan green peppercorn sourced by us at The Veil that contributed a bright lemon/lime peel character. Blended together, the 3x peppercorns smelled phenomenal! We then fermented the wort with our house English ale strain and dry-hopped it with two of our favorite Southern Hemisphere hops Nelson(from New Zeland) and Enigma(from Australia). Ingredients from 7 different countries together in perfect harmony. Subtle peppercorn characteristics in an incredible medley of intensely aromatic, flavorful, juicy hops.This is very representative of our hoppy portfolio in conjunction with the boundary-pushing, innovative brewing of our friends and one of our biggest inspirations, Sam, Mark, and all the talented folks at Dogfish Head.