Saturday, January 15, 2022

Strata Friday

As I've said many times on this blog before, I do enjoy exploring things that have unique and/or unusual flavours, beer, wine, cheese etc. all of those classic food and drink stuffs that have huge variety and pair so well together to make even more possibilities. Had one of these while making dinner yesterday evening, it's a beer I've had many times before from top brewers DEYA down in Cheltenham called "Steady Rolling Man", in fact, it's such a legendary beer in craft circles that people just say "SRM" and people typically know what you're talking about. Anyway, this version was different, same malt and water recipe but a different hop, rather than the usual American "C" hops (Citra, Centennial, Cascade etc.) this version used a new variety called "Strata" which was released in 2018 and has since become the darling of craft brewers around the world. People say it's flavour is the union of passion fruit and cannabis, I concur, tropical fruits with a pithy dank and funky undercurrent, smooth, hazy and velvety! Very good indeed.


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