Apple Cider Donut IPA
Donut Shack is brewed in collaboration with Delicious Orchards and inspired by their famous apple cider donuts. This classic fall treat was brewed with apple cider donuts in the mash along with our house Pilsner and lots of wheat and oats. Once in the kettle we added freshly pressed apple cider to build layers of apple flavor and a small amount of lactose to replicate the sweetness of the donut and balance the tartness of the cider. It was thoughtfully hopped with Calypso in the kettle to bring more crisp apple flavors and notes of pear and stone fruit. We then lightly-dry hopped it with HBC 472 and Sabro to bring in some additional sweet vanilla and coconut flavors, then conditioned on cinnamon pull together all the apple cider donut flavors. Donut Shack pours a light golden apple cider color with a dense haze. It blends a creamy, sweet apple and pear hop aromatic with notes of subtle crisp apple, bright cider, and light cinnamon spice.