Year of New Beer: Centauri, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written By: Dion on 02/26/2019

When you ask yourself, "How do we brew the most cutting edge IPA?", one would think the answer would be 'find the newest hop' or 'add some weird fruit'. So naturally the guys at Mile Wide went the obvious direction and used an ancient Norwegian Kveik yeast strain, and the result is an unusual, delicious treat. Peach and mango dominate the early aroma, which opens up to reveal tangerine, apricot, and grapefruit. Faint notes of herbal grasses and pine sneak in as the glass warms further. On the tongue, the yeast strain imparts its intensely fruity notes once again, working in conjunction with El Dorado, Mosaic, Citra, and Idaho 7 hops to amplify the peach, mango, and tangerine. Perhaps the most unusual aspect is how the beer dries out on the mid-palate, allowing a slightly spicy, nearly saison-like bite to take hold. Citrus pith, pine, and a trace of black tea on a moderately bitter finish. Excellent brew. Congrats to Mile Wide, Omega Yeast, and Boy Meets Wort on this outstanding effort