Moon Dog Craft Brewery ‘Cherry Pie À La Mode’ specialty release
Moon Dog‘s bourbon barrel-aged wild cherry red ale tastes like cherry pie, just with ice cream and bourbon on top. Released last week, this cherry red ale was originally brewed for GABS this year. Due to such a great reception, Moon Dog has brought it back.
Available in 650ml bottles in bars and bottle shops nationwide, this cherry pie comes with an ABV of 7 per cent.
Batlow Cider Co ‘Batlow Wile Apple Cider’ collaboration
Batlow Cider Co. and The Taphouse Darlo have announced a new collaboration, Batlow Wild Apple Cider.
Rich Coombes of Batlow Cider said that the wild yeast fermentation gave some “nice acid structure” and “varied apple notes” compared to a regular ferment. The outcome is a sessionable cider with crisp acidity and rounded tannins. At 4.5 per cent ABV, it’s approachable with enough residual sugar to please traditional cider drinkers.
Batlow Wild Apple Cider is now pouring at The Taphouse Darlo and will soon be available at selected bars around Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra.
Black Brewing Co ‘Albino Pino’ IPA co-ferment release
Black Brewing Co’s Albino Pino IPA is the first in a series of beer and wine co-ferment releases.
At 7.4 per cent ABV, this co-ferment was brewed using El Dorado, Citra and Chinook hops, pale malt and a two-step infusion mash. The nose has farmhouse funk from brettanomyces inoculation and wild strawberry aromas. The palate is layered with vinous notes, candied pineapple and dried orchard fruits.
“We inoculated our southern Chardonnay barrels with cultured house yeast strains. Then we added cooled passionfruit IPA wort and fermenting Albino Pinot Rosé lees from local winemakers, L.A.S Vino. We like to think of this beer as the love child of a brewer and winemaker.”
Vintage 2018 Albino Pinot IPA was bottled by hand and is a 308-bottle release with only 20 cartons available wholesale, max one per customer, deliveries began October 29.
Black Brewing Co ‘Framboise’ co-ferment release
This is Black Brewing Co‘s second release in its beer and wine co-ferment series.
This farmhouse Framboise comes in at 6.2 per cent and is produced with raspberries from Torbay Farms near Albany, a combination of wheat and pale malt and a farmhouse yeast strain. Expect huge raspberry aromas, a soft round palate with a tart finish, peach pink hues and a tight white head.
Vintage 2018 Framboise was bottled by hand and is a 1,200-bottle release with only 100 cartons available wholesale, max two cartons per customer, deliveries began October 29.
Stone & Wood ‘Green Coast Lager’ rebrand release
Over the coming weeks you will notice that Stone & Wood has made some changes to the packaging of its Green Coast lager.
Sitting well amongst other international and domestic premium lagers, Stone & Wood has changed the packaging to clearly call out what it is – a clean, crisp lager.
The recipe hasn’t change but the packaging now clearly calls out – a clean, crisp lager that’s naturally refreshing.
Green Coast Lager is left unfiltered to create a beer that has a light golden colour with a natural yeast cloud. At 4.7 per cent ABV, it smells of of subtle spicy hops and tastes of soft malts to finish crisp.
Gage Roads ‘it doesn’t have a name yet’ ale
The beer hasn’t got a name yet but we can tell you that it has been double dry hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic and Azacca, has Coopers Schooner heritage varietal malt, aromas of tropical fruit and pineapple nectar and tastes of passionfruit and subtle spice with a broad brushstroke of bitterness.
This hopped-up ale will only be available at Fremantle BeerFest this weekend.