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Emerson’s Brewer’s Reserve Bird Dog Pale Ale

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The Dunedin Sound Series continues … last year’s tribute to The Verlaine’s album, Bird Dog, was so well received we have upped-the-anti and re-mastered it for release again! A trip to Oregon by one of our brewers inspired this year’s Bird Dog. So much so - our brewer recalls a conversation with a music store owner in Bend, Oregon, who it turned out was a huge fan of The Verlaines and The Clean – Dunedin Sound Series Karma! The Brew Crew have used a combination of NZ hops, US hops and a couple of real nice hopping techniques to take Bird Dog to the next level; After a long boil, Bird Dog ‘wort’ is allowed to soak through whole hop cones that have been heaped into the new Emerson’s hopback. The use of a hopback produces a very smooth, resiny, hoppy beer without the ‘rawness’ or ‘grassiness’ of dry hopping. To add a little punch we also dry-hopped with a secret Colonel Saunders combination of US and NZ hops that we have developed, to lift the flavour of Bird Dog up to something really worthy of a Brewer’s Reserve. Bird Dog’s hop flavour and aroma is high with a medium lingering ‘resiny’ bitterness luring you into that next pint. If you aren’t a ‘Hophead’ already this is the Emerson’s beer that might convert you! We have really enjoyed creating and re-mastering Bird Dog this year. It’s a long hard road to find the perfect beer...

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