Hello, and welcome back to the Friday Beer! That time of week has come where you get to kick back and appreciate all the hard work you have put in. Good job! Now go ahead and reward yourself with this weeks Friday Beer, the Darling Sataos Ivory IPA. Truth be told, we were going to do another stiff winter brew but realized that the The Darling Sataos Ivory IPA is a limited release (much like the Camelthorn Urbock), and we don’t know how much longer it is going to be around.
The label kicks off with:
Inspired by the Loxodonta Africana Oblique-Sided-Tooth. Colour of an African sunset with smooth rich flavours of lemony baobab & caramel
“Loxodonta Africana” being the scientific name for the African Elephant. For those that may not know, Darling’s beers are dedicated to the multitude of now endangered species in Africa. The Satao speaks to the plight of said “Loxodonta Africana” whose populations have dwindled to just 415,000. The name itself a tribute to “Satao” the largest tusker in Kenya who was poached in May of 2014. He was no small chap with his tusks weighing in at a staggering 50kg each.
The Darling Sataos Ivory IPA is a Baobab IPA that was brewed in collaboration with American based brewery Max Lagers. With the extensive range of brews that Darling now offers we can say it is absolutely worth picking up a couple of these. We can’t be 100% sure of where it is available outside of the brewery itself but we’re sure that if you got hold of Darling they could point you in the right direction. So, with that, pay tribute to old “Satao” and give this beer a crack this weekend and let us know what you think in the comments below.