Top of Barclay’s IPA tree was PA. Find it confusing that it was stronger than the IPA? Don’t worry, it was often this way around in London.
Parti-gyled with their IPA, it was ever so slightly different from XLK in something other than the OG. The dry hops were different. Styrian Golding rather than East Kent Goldings.
I would have expected the more expensive beer to get the EKGs, which you’d assume were the best-quality hops. But the brewing record handily includes the prices of the ingredients. The EKGs were 286/- a cwt., and the Styrian Goldings 288/-. Both from the 1938 harvest. They wouldn’t be getting any more Styrian hops for a few years.
PA was discontinued in November 1940.
|1939 Barclay Perkins PA|
|pale malt||8.25 lb||73.27%|
|flaked maize||1.25 lb||11.10%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||1.75 lb||15.54%|
|caramel 1000 SRM||0.01 lb||0.09%|
|Fuggles 150 mins||1.00 oz|
|Fuggles 60 mins||1.00 oz|
|Goldings 30 mins||1.00 oz|
|Styrian Goldings dry hops||1.00 oz|
|Mash at||150º F|
|After underlet||154º F|
|Sparge at||170º F|
|Boil time||150 minutes|
|pitching temp||61º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1099 Whitbread ale|