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GDPR/Privacy Policy legislation

GDPR/Privacy Policy legislation

With the new GDPR regulations coming in to force from the end of May this year we thought we’d take a few minutes out from brewing beer to keep you up to date with our privacy policy and what we do (or don’t do) with […]

Orbit Tap Room Soft Opening

Orbit Tap Room Soft Opening

This coming Friday, 23rd March, we’ll open our new taproom for the first time. But for now, it’s a secret… We’ll be continuing to evolve the space under our mezzanine over the coming weeks so be sure to keep checking back for updates! Right now […]

New Beer! WLS016 Mandarina DDH Pale Ale

New Beer! WLS016 Mandarina DDH Pale Ale

This coming Monday 12th March we release our latest White Label Series Beer!

A beer brewed for the Simply Hops Underdog competition and our first White Label Series beer designed and brewed by new head brewer Paul Spraget.

So what is it?!

It’s a Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale designed to carry a large hop bill and showcase them in the best way possible! What that means is more malt (inc. wheat and oats) and a higher mash temperature to create a full bodied, sweeter beer. This of course helps to ‘carry’ the hop flavour and bitterness and give a lovely smooth mouthfeel.

You can expect orange citrus flavours from the Mandarina Bavaria. This is amplified by coriander seed and Cassia bark (a type of cinnamon) which contain high percentages of Linalool (the same chemical compund that gives the hops their citrus flavour). This big orange citrus is backed with a free fretless bass line of Perle and Celea which offer much lighter, lemony citrus notes. All in all a wonderfully subtle layering of hop flavour!

And the colour? Bright orange like a ‘Kurious’ mandarin Oranj. Even if someone else may have beaten us to the working title name by a week!

 

The yeast is London Ale III which gives a very soft and fruity ester profile, really bringing out the fruit from the hops. The assosiated low attenuation from this strain helps to create the desired mouthfeel and sweetness.

Finally the beer was dry hopped with LOADS of Mandarina Bavaria and a smattering of Perle and Celea.

Indeed, it was Double Dry Hopped, so pre fermentation and then once more nearing the end of fermentation to give two tasty layers of dry hop character, the first soft and juicy, the second a more raw hop flavour!

The beer was split between kegs and bottles so ask around, and see what Curious Orange you can find!

Orbit at Draft

Orbit at Draft

Come and join us at a Draft House near you this February!! Register your interest and tell us you’re coming on Eventbrite and Facebook!  

News boost events!

News boost events!

     At We’ve an exciting month coming up at Orbit Beers with a new head brewer starting, a tap room to build in time for Spring, and a whole host of events going on with our friends from Draft House! We kick February off […]