It is a West Coast Ipa with 6.5º alcohol and is called Iniquity. The brewing took place on Tuesday 4 May, as part of the Collaboration Brew Day with the Pink Boots Society Spain. This non-profit association brings together women working in the craft beer sector and strives to give them visibility, encourage the exchange of experiences between them and the different breweries they represent, and to help with their training.
This is where Valencia craft brewery B&B comes in, acting as sponsors and hosting what has been the third and final beer brewed collaboratively with Pink Boots in Spain this year. Cristina Sáez, B&B's Lead Brewer and Product Manager, has put her faith in this West Coast Ipa, which will be on the market at the beginning of June, of which 3,000 litres will be brewed. A percentage of the sales will go to the association to sponsor training scholarships for women brewers.
The hops used in Iniquity were a combination of Cashmere, Ahtanum, Citra, Loral and Sabro, all components of this year's Pink Boots Blend, chosen by the association's partners in the USA and imported thanks to the participation of another sponsor, Yakima Chief. We were the only craft brewery in Spain this year to use it for the recipe of this collaborative beer.
With the West Coast Ipa, B&B is inaugurating a line of five limited edition beers called Unplugged, made up of different styles freely chosen by Cristina Sáez and which we will brew in this order: Neipa, Sour, Double Ipa, and Stout, in addition to the aforementioned West Coast Ipa.
On the other hand, given our indisputable relationship with music, each Unplugged beer pays tribute to musical artists with whom each style shares its place of origin; artists who, in addition, have given the public a good live performance on MTV. Hence the name Iniquity, in honour of Lauryn Hill and her unplugged performance recorded in July 2001 in New York.
Alongside it: Domino, the New England IPA that pays homage to Kiss; Lifelines, the Raspberry Sour Ale in remembrance of A-ha and the 1980s; Lullabay, a Double IPA that shows respect for The Cure; and Ode to The Stout, as a paean to The Cranberries. All of them will be released throughout 2021, with an interval of a month or a month and a half between each one.