Caught in a Whirl

The League "Caught in a Whirl" - NZ Pale Ale Recipe Kit (All Grain)


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The NZ Pale Ale is a style that does not currently feature in the BJCP Style guide, but if it did, we think this recipe would hit all the right notes. The Brewers Association (USA) have recently added the NZ Pale to their style guide, and in essence it is kiwi version of an American Pale Ale, celebrating kiwi rather than American hops.

Developed by Jamie McQuillan from Cell Division, this recipe is loosely based on award winning home brew APA recipe. It utilises a 100% NZ malt bill from the Canterbury Plains, providing a pale amber colour and just enough malt backbone to carry the punchy hops and firm bitterness. It finishes relatively dry and yet has enough body and a light perception of sweetness to keep you reaching for more. Expect classic kiwi hop notes rather than the tropical notes of some of our more recent hop varieties. Citrus, stone fruit and diesel undertones are rounded out with a generous dose of gooseberry flavour and aroma that only Nelson Sauvin hops can bring.

Get ahead of the pack with this delicious version of a newly recognised style and pay homage to our hop growing history at the same time. Cheers!

This recipe assumes correct mineral additions for pH calculations, which are not included in the kit. Please purchase these separately.

Our kits are fresh! We assemble the ingredients after you place your order. The grain bill will be milled, unless you tell us in your order comments that you prefer it not to be.

Links to recipe files

23L Kit

Links to BeerXML files (import into any brewing software i.e. Grainfather App, Beersmith or Brewfather)

23L Kit


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