Amongst the beers featured will be a limited release beer brewed especially for the event in collaboration between McLaren Vale Beer Company head brewer Jeff Wright and Brisbane’s Bacchus Brewing.
Spotted Cow owner Phil Coorey said, “this is what craft brewing is all about”.
“I love telling customers that we have a beer being made for us only,” Phil said.
“Craft beer is all about uniqueness and this takes that to a whole new level.
“Craft beer is hard to define for some. It’s growing at a rapid rate in Australia and is still a new idea to many.”
Phil said the project came about with the help of Ross Kenrick at Baccus Brewing in Brisbane. Jeff Wright was able to drop by on his May tour of Queensland make a supercharged India Pale Ale especially for the Spotted Cow.
To be known as VALE/COW it will only available in an extremely limited supply over the weekend.
“A chance like this doesn’t come along very often so we grabbed it,” Phil said.
So what does it taste like?
“We got excited and crammed plenty of hops in there and wanted to make a beer that would satisfy what the Cow was looking for, for their festival’s patrons,” Jeff said.
“Phil assured me that they live on the edge, so we took our beer out there and think it will be a real highlight set amongst the 50 beers they are launching on tap the June long weekend.”
Ross will also have a number of his beers there, including his Double Ninja Black IPA. Other beers on at the festival will be a keg of Yeastie Boys’ peated malt monster Rex Attitude and the gentler Hud-a-wa’ Strong as well as:
- Icon 2IPA
- Nirvana Pale
- Dark Knight
- Retro Rocket
- Whale Ale
- Punch & Judy’s
- Dogs Breakfast – #500
- Discovery APA
Vale Cow will be launched at the Spotted Cow at 8 pm on June 10 to help launch the Spotted Cow’s Milking the Cow Beer Lovers Festival.