Northern Monk launches Cereal Milk IPA

Holbeck-based independent brewery, Northern Monk, has released a quirky new product to the market – Hoppypop Cereal Milk IPA.

The unique beer from the Leeds-based brew team claims to combine “your favourite flavours of childhood with your favourite flavours of adult life” into a 7.2% IPA filled with ‘milky goodness’.

The base is loaded with flaked oats and spelt, with lactose milk sugar and vanilla for the milky flavour. The chosen hops are packed with notes of light citrus, ripe peach and berry, and are backed by Zythos, a US variety which delivers distinct notes of pineapple juice.

Hoppypop Cereal Milk IPA is the sixth installment in illustrator Drew Millard’s ‘Northern Tropics’ Patron’s Project series with Northern Monk. Drew has previously designed artwork for bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails, as well as creating one-of-a-kind pieces for Bundobust and Leeds International Beer Festival.

Buyers can also get their hands on a limited edition cereal box gift pack alongside matching glassware, prints and tees from the website.

Owner of Northern Monk, Russell Bisset said:

”At Northern Monk we’re determined to create some of the best beer experiences in the world. To do this, sometimes we draw influence from outside the world of beer. Here we’ve taken one of our favourite childhood memories and re-created it in beer form. Lastly, we add Drew’s art to the mix. His playful style is the icing on the cake!”.

Northern Monk is no stranger to creative flavours and has already created a Mango Lassi IPA, Hendersons Relish Porter and a Chocolate Brownie Sundae Stout in the past.

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This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of Northern Monk