AMERICAN PALE ALE (4.1%)
About the beer
An American Pale Ale built on British malt for biscuit notes with U.S. & NZ hops for a full floral flavour and aroma.
Co-founders Fredrik, Andreas and Steve brewed mainly this style when home brewing in their shared house. It was only fitting that this and Larger be the beers that we launched 40FT with. The Ä is a tip of the cap to our founding Swedish brothers Fredrik & Andreas.
Although APA’s are known mainly for the hops, we wanted to celebrate our malt also. We use premium British malts from Simpsons Malt and the backbone of this beer is Golden Promise but we use Cara malt for a golden hue and rye for its biscuit quality. The hops in this beer have varied mainly due to hop supply. We started with Mosaic as the dominant hop but moved to Rakau when that supply ran short. We now use both of these alongside Sovereign, Target and Cascade which are all added in the boil, whirlpool and dry hop for full hop aroma and finish. At 4.1% we want this beer to be a full flavoured sessionable APA.
MALT | Golden Promise, Cara Malt, Crystal Rye
HOPS | Target, Sovereign, Rakau, Cascade, Mosaic
YEAST | AY5
About the Brewery
40FT is an independent brewery in Dalston, Hackney, producing fresh modern, beer.
Starting in the kitchen of a Hackney house-share where three homebrewers made beer for their house parties, the venture quickly moved into two 20ft shipping containers located in a disused Dalston car park in 2015, after convincing the head brewer of their local brewery to join them.
Over the last 6 years, 40FT brewery has grown organically by adding more shipping containers like Lego and a building a talented team of 15 people.
40FT is now brewing to capacity on a 10HL brew kit, with an output of 7,000 pints a week pouring in pubs and restaurants in East London as well as 40FT's award winning taproom.