Felons Brewing Co ‘Blueberry Gose’
Brisbane’s new Felons Brewing Co launched its first seasonal batch last week. Brewed with berries from local grower The Crows Nest Farm, Felon’s Blueberry Gose is a bright-pink fruit sour.
Newstead Brewing Co ‘Moreton Bae Gose’
Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast have been pioneering the development of seaweed farming in Australia – the world’s largest and most versatile marine crop – and Newstead have used it in a beer.
Newstead‘s Morten Bae Gose is named of the body of water that stretches up the coast from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast. The beer has been brewed with desalinated water then gently soured via natural, partial pre-mash, and then resalinated with freshly harvested, cold-steeped Ulva sea lettuce.
Newstead’s Sea Monster Bae is described by the brewery as big on umami, subtly briny, with mineral and marine volatiles.
“Acquiesce in the summer sea breeze, USC gose the extra nautical mile.”
Ballistic Beer Co ‘Simcoe Single Hop IPA’
The next instalment of Ballistic Beer Co‘s Single Hop IPA series is here.
Introducing Simcoe, a west-coast style IPA of “dominant” and “complex” beauty with berry, apricot and herbal aroma. This latest Ballistic release comes in at 6.4% ABV and 60 IBUs, and was brewed with Pale, Cara-Hell malt, Simcoe hops and US-05 yeast.
Simcoe Single Hop IPA will be available at Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury, Ballistic Westend and selected venues and bottleshops from February 21.
Bright Brewery ‘Sweetart Raspberry Sour’
Introducing Bright Brewery‘s latest Brewer’s Choice beer, Sweetart Raspberry Sour. Kettle-soured with friendly Lactobacillus, the addition of raspberry puree in kettle and in maturation has made this Sweetart into a refreshing and well-balanced raspberry sour.
A limited-edition Brewer’s Choice beer, brewed especially for Bright Brewery’s Bright Mash Club members, Sweetart also features a malt bill of Pale Wheat and Acidulated malt with Azacca hops.
Sweetart was launched at the Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong on Feb 16 and is now available at Bright Brewery and selected outlets.
Otherside Brewing Co ‘Banana Shake IPA’
Otherside Brewing Co‘s latest Experimental Series beer will hit Perth shelves next week on February 25. This Banana Shake IPA has proved a challenge for Otherside brewer Rhys Lopez, who said that many brewers told him that it wasn’t going to work.
“Typically a Hefeweizen yeast strain, which brings the banana flavour, doesn’t go well with bitterness, so using this strain in an IPA is difficult to pull off,” Lopez explained.
Despite that, Lopez said that he is happy with how the beer turned out. Banana Shake exhibits banana characters from the yeast, and melon and pineapple from the hops. Lopez then added vanilla and lactose to give the beer that milkshake feel.
Beer DeLuxe in Federation Square, Melbourne, is hosting a launch party for the Banana Shake IPA and another yet-to-be-released Otherside beer on March 9.