Moonraker brewing is an absolute favorite amongst our staff members here in California. So, when they agreed to collaborate on a beer kit, we were through the moon. Moonraker is located in Auburn, CA and prides themselves on sustainability and quality. Their pedigree and collection of awards are undoubtedly incredible. Excelling at hazy IPAs, as well as traditional and experimental styles, everything produced is orally orgasmic. The beer is so delicious, if seen on tap in the wild, one MUST order the obligatory pint.
When galaxies collide, stars and planets alike are ripped apart with all types of matter being flung hither and yon. Luminescent particles are scattered to the ether, condemned to wander the void or bound to coalesce into new celestial bodies. Some believe that amongst the chaos of colliding fragments, a mythical form of cosmic dust condenses into Space Nectar—matter so delicious that our Terra-bound taste buds would surely find it incomprehensible. Physics be damned, Moonraker Brewing Company's extraordinary Hazy IPA is the best estimation of what it may be like to take in this heavenly ambrosia. Space Nectar overflows with flavors of peach, apricot and orange sherbet. Over half of the hop bill is comprised of Cryo Hops® which lend a clean, pungent aroma to this absolute juice bomb. A healthy helping of pale wheat malt and flaked wheat provide the perfect amount of fuzz to complement the bright notes of stone fruit.
If you can't wait to taste this juice bomb because it smells so good in the fermenter, don't worry! You can order directly from the brewery if you live in California! Try some of their constantly rotating selections alongside your own creation to see how they compare!
Moonraker's head brewer, Brad Johnson, recommends cooling the wort to 170°F before adding the whirlpool addition to really make those hops pop. Ferment with Imperial Juice A38 or similar strain to add the ideal finishing touch.
Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”. For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Cryo Hops® is a registered trademark owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.