For this New England Style DIPA (8.2%) we decided to go back to the roots and portray one of the many great places that once were in our beautiful city of Groningen: the Oosterpark Stadion.
The Oosterpark was home to many epic football matches from FC Groningen, GVAV, BRC, Oosterparkers and even Oranje. The stadium closed in 2005 and is now a residential area. But if you listen carefully, you can occasionally hear the singing and cheering of the many thousands of supporters who once populated the stands.
For this particular occasion, we chose to use three of the most fundamental grassroots hops for the signature hazy style: Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe. Citra and Simcoe contribute to the well-known citrus backbone with earthy undertones. The name of the eccentric Nelson Sauvin is derived from the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape, which many agree has the same taste and aroma characteristics. Thanks to the different types of hops, a balanced but pronounced blend of citrus and white grape aromas and flavors is created. To ensure the silky mouthfeel, we made extensive use of different types of oats and wheat for the malt bill. The beer is fermented with the Fruit Bowl blend, with which we recently had very good experiences.
Type bier: New England Double IPA
Verpakking: 44 cl blik
Alcoholpercentage: 8.2 %
Like so many others we are beer geeks who turned brewers, because of our love for the great, versatile product that is beer. We love to drink big, bold beer with profound aromas and flavors and naturally that’s what we brew.
Since our start with the brewing adventure back in late 2017 our motto is to never stop learning: we’re always tweaking our beers to create the best beer we possibly can.
Our ambition is to start our own brewery and we are working towards that goal every single day. We are growing and expanding with almost every release, so what started as just a 250 liter release back in 2018 is now approximately 3000 liters per beer. It’s been great fun!
What’s in a name?
Folkinge, the first part of our name, refers to the location where we started brewing: in the ‘backyard’ of a beer shop in the Folkingestraat in Groningen. Brew refers to the American craft beer culture, where we mostly get our inspiration.