Big Bang Double IPA

August 6th, 2017 Posted by New Beer, Uncategorized 7 comments


Was there a lost civilisation before a cataclysmic event that resulted in the great deluge? Did the surviving few transfer their knowledge in plain sight to the geometry of the megalithic structures positioned around the planet? Are we a species with collective amnesia? Have we always had the answer?

About the beer:
ABV: 8.9%
IBU: 70


About the beer:
When making a big beer like this, it takes some pretty big ideas that challenge the mind as well as the tongue. Luke has been reading a lot of work by author Graham Hancock, famous for the book Magicians of the Gods. The copy on the side of the bottle is a gesture to Graham’s writing and the magnitude and gravity of his work.

Massive amounts of both English and German Pale malts and big banging NZ and US grown hops. A beer with a name like Big Bang you know is going to deliver some pretty serious hop aroma, and hop flavour. Best drunk from a Spiegelau IPA glass to maximize the hop intensity.

The hop aroma is like the Milky Way laid out across the dark evening sky in all its awesomeness. The taste on the palate is not heavy, but like a flash of light from the start of existence, so bright and all encompassing, you will be left in awe.

This is the first beer since Hop Zombie that Luke has suggested that the amount of hops in it may have some impact on the mind beyond just the effect of the 8.9% abv.

Launch: 10 August at Moon Bar, Wellington
Launch into the wild: 14 August

🇳🇿NZL: 14 August 2017
🇦🇺AUS: Late September 2017


Eric C says:

How many weeks/months till it arrives in Christchurch??

Chris Hannent says:

It’ll leave for CHCH the same time it goes everywhere else – the first places to order it will be the first to get it 🙂

T Shepherd says:

Beautiful beer, full of flavor and body, may rival the Hop Zombie as a favorite. Congratulations!

Chris Hannent says:

Thanks, Tim! We’re pretty stoked with it.

Bharat says:

My name is Bharat and I approve this beer

Andrew Kourochkin says:

Top beer guys, love it.

Chris Hannent says:

Cheers, Andrew!

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