Mornington Peninsula Brewery Continuous Daryl Imperial IPA
For its eighth Hopfest, the Alehouse Project team ensured there would be the usual lineup of rare, new or one-off beers on offer. And among them is the first collaboration brew featuring the venue's owner, Alex Summers. The man who has become something of a hero to the beer nerds of Melbourne's north for his nonstop efforts to secure beers they've not seen before and probably won't again hooked up with one of his favourite breweries, Mornington Peninsula, and together they crafted the sort of beer his regulars would like to use to give their back palates a good working over.
The Continuous Daryl (Daryl being a reference to Daryl Somers / Summers) is a continuously hopped double IPA, a method so named for its constant and regular hop additions and which was made famous by Delaware brewer Dogfish Head and its 90 Minute IPA.
According to head brewer AG: "Daryl and the sweaty mammal (Mornington's sales guy Michael) conceived the rudimentary bones of an idea for a beer: they wanted to brew a Double IPA that was lighter in colour than most. I did say rudimentary. They then, with their extensive knowledge of malt and hops, came up with a list of ingredients from which l devised said recipe. At some point after this the sweaty mammal and I decided that continuous hopping might be worth a try.