When the clocks go back and the first sunshine of the year appears, it means one thing here at Siren – White Tips is brewing!
White Tips is a hybrid Witbier/Session IPA we first conceived back in May 2014. It immediately became a team favourite, accompanying weekly BBQs throughout the Spring/Summer season, and has been eagerly anticipated each year since. The beer still ranks in Ratebeer.com’s Top 50 Wheat Ales, which we’re really proud of considering it’s not a strictly a true representation of the style, but our own hoppy take.
We use a traditional Belgian wit yeast to work in harmony with the vibrant citrus zest of Orange, Lime and Grapefruit, before a healthy hop dosing of Centennial, Cascade, Motueka and Simcoe. This is a carefully balanced, thirst-quenching and sessionable drink that is sure to pull you in wave after wave.
Brewing White Tips 2018
With White Tips being such an important date in the brew-schedule, we wanted to show you a bit behind the scenes this year. The video below follows brewer Sam Squires through the process of a White Tips brew day.
It was actually one of Sam’s first brews at Siren a couple of years ago, so he knows the recipe inside out and is a massive advocate of our Spring/Summer special.
Working here at Siren, I’m lucky enough to be involved with lots of weird, wonderful crazy brews, one-offs and seasonals. White Tips for me is the one to get excited about. It involves a lot of zest and was born out of us spotting a space for the style. It was my first time trying that – the combinations of flavours and profiles. Mid-4% range, dry-hopped, bucket loads of zest and juice flavours. For me it really works.
Well said, Sam! We can’t wait for you to try this year’s edition.