Jean-Sébastien’s Summer Picks
Bogside Bon Voyage Champagne IPA
Champagne IPAs are a fairly new style of IPA that is gaining much popularity since coming on the scene in San Francisco in early 2018.
Although the style is still evolving, they tend to be clear, light, crisp, aromatic and dry. A special enzyme is added during the fermentation process. It breaks down complex sugars that would normally remain in the beer making them drier than most IPAs.
The Bon Voyage Champagne IPA displays an aromatic and refreshing hop profile featuring pineapple, melon and lychee notes and Champagne-like effervescence/carbonation with restrained malt character and bitterness. A great beer that wins you over as soon as your nose gets close to the glass.
This elegant and versatile Spanish rosé is made from the Monastrell grape (better known as Mourvèdre in France). It is deep salmon in colour with copper highlights.
The nose is alive with strawberry, red cherry and grapefruit notes as well as a hint of white pepper. It is medium-bodied with good fruit concentration and balanced acidity. Complex yet approachable, it will pair beautifully with hearty salads, barbecued chicken, salmon or sausages.