Y’all Peachy (Hoppy Wheat Ale)
Y’all Peachy (5.7% | 30 IBU) is a warm and fuzzy collaboration with our hop gazing homies at New Realm in Atlanta. This Hoppy Wheat Ale is infused with peaches and peach tea, and dry hopped with Lemondrop, Huell Melon and Simcoe for a crisp finish. Jovially juicy, urbanely balanced, and brimming with southern hospitality.
Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat, Acidulated
Hops: Lemondrop, Huell Melon, Simcoe
This brew is a collaborative effort with New Realm in Atlanta, GA. Talk about how this partnership came to be.
Mitch Steele, the co-founder and brewmaster at New Realm, happens to be a Cincinnati native. He also happens to be a legendary brewer whose innovations impacted the entire beer industry. For example, he literally wrote the book on IPA. So when he approached us about a possible collaboration, we jumped at the opportunity. And with his track record for pushing the boundaries, we knew the result would be exciting… and delicious!
What are the notable characteristics of this beer?
Fresh, bright peach aroma hits your nose the moment you get the beer near you. Citrusy hops accent the peach really nicely, creating a bouquet of fruity flavors. The addition of wheat to the malt bill enhances these citrusy flavors, and adds just a bit of body. The tea contributes a slight herbal note that rounds out the bitterness from the hops in a very pleasant way.
Are there any other Hoppy Wheat Ales you really dig?
The first that comes to mind is 3 Floyd’s Gumballhead, which is absolutely loaded with hops and has been one of my go-to brews since I first tried it. Boulevard Brewing Co.’s 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat is also an excellent example.
What makes you want to drink this beer?
This beer is perfect for the late summer heat. It’s crisp, light, and refreshing, but also packed with fresh fruit flavor.
Appearance: Light gold with excellent clarity and a moderate amount of bright, white foam.
Aroma: Fresh white peach, orange, and apricot, with hints of black tea.
Taste: Low bitterness with a touch of balancing sweetness. Peach hits the palate right up front, and carries through to a quick, dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with medium carbonation and a crisp, dry finish.
Overall: Aromas of fresh peach and citrus fruit are complemented by low bitterness and a crisp, dry finish, making this beer flavorful, but also refreshing and drinkable.
What foods would pair well with Y’all Peachy?
The easy answer is peach cobbler or pie, but I think this would go great with a blue cheese, like Point Reyes.
Ideal glassware for Y’all Peachy?
An IPA glass, or anything with an inward sloped rim to capture the aromas.