#270 Galbraith’s feat. Joe Wood – Yakima Monster

Liberty Yakima Monster Name: Yakima Monster
Brewery: Galbraith’s/Liberty
Style: Cask conditioned APA
ABV: 6.0
Source:  Galbraith’s Ales

Does everybody know what time it is?


For this latest installment Ian teamed up with Joe Wood of Liberty, who I would call the ‘darling’ of the brewing community except that nobody who has sported handlebars can ever be called a darling.

Needless to say, he makes great beer (remember C!tra?), and I was super excited to see what he and Ian had come up with.

Like all Galbraith’s beers, Yakima Monster is brewed using whole hop flowers. Unlike all Galbraith’s beers, it’s brewed with a shitload of them. So many, in fact, that brewday took forever because the hops clogged the kettle (or some similar thing that happens in breweries).

The aroma was great – lots of citrus, grapefruit and pine along with some sweet floral notes. In the mouth it was dry and bitter, but with that soft creamy mouthfeel that cask ales tend to have. I totally forgot to make any notes or even take a picture during my first pint, but thankfully it was really drinkable so I was able to handle a second. The things I do in the name of education!

Published in: on May 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. It should also be noted that the shitload of hops used in Yakima Monster were whole cone american (Simcoe, Amarillo) and that this is the first beer brewed in New Zealand with these hops. We also had to virtually wrestle MAFS for permission to smuggle them into the country. So that makes this beer even more unique!

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