By Demons Be Driven

Coconut Milkshake IPA

Named as a tribute to one of Pantera's most iconic songs, "By Demons Be Driven" is a decadently double dry hopped IPA, brewed with lactose and generously infused with coconut chips. It's a smooth and silky concoction that tempts you to indulge. Beckon the call!

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  • Last brewedAugust 11th, 2019
  • Alcohol6.0%
  • MaltsPale Malt, Flaked Oats, Carapils

  • HopsAloha, T 'N 'T, Yellow Sub

  • YeastSafale US-05
  • ExtrasLactose,
 Coconut Chips

Coconut is one of my favorite flavours, be it on its own or especially when found in chocolate or pastries. In terms of beer I've always enjoyed a good coconut sweet stout and have also always wanted to brew one myself. Since the summer heat was still well settled in at the time this beer was brewed, I traded the stout for a refreshing IPA. With about 20% flaked oats in the malt bill, as well as a lactose addition, this creamy beer was the first of its kind for me and I'm very pleased with the first results. The coconut was coming on just a bit too strong at first but it settled down well after about a week of conditioning. One thing that will still need tweaking is the hop addition schedule and whirlpooling at lower temperatures to reduce a little bit of that bitterness kick.

Initial pencil drawingInked with markersDigitally coloured

The Artwork

The more luciferic concept in this piece was laid out like an upside-down hourglass with grains of golden sand flowing upwards through the eyes, as if the flow of time itself has been reversed. In hopes of salvation maybe at times it is our believes that must be changed. Drawing inpiration from paintings typically found on the walls of Orthodox churches, this was the perfect opportunity to expand my toolkit and use gold ink with an actual pen nib.



If you appreciate the artwork and would like to support this project, you can get it on your very own Hopsylvania gear from my online shop. This isn't something I make a living out of but more of a way to set my illustrations loose into the wild.

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