WA businesses collaborate on special-release Donut Beer
They’ve done it! Or should we say, donut? Eagle Bay Brewing Co is releasing an Imperial Donut Stout in partnership with Mane Liquor, Mary Street Bakery and WA artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers.
The release is part local collaboration and all fun times, using traditional-style cinnamon donuts to make a wintery brew perfect for beer-lovers wanting something a little different.
Called Donut Attack, the limited edition will feature the art of Hughes-Odgers on its 640ml bottles and have very limited tap availability at select locations. There is also a tie-in tote bag available to mark the launch with something you can carry your beer (and donuts) in.
“This one was a lot of fun,” said Nick d’Espeissis, head brewer at EBBCo.
“Mary Street Bakery brought us down 150 donuts, which we split across two different mashes, along with some extra cinnamon quills to add to the taste. The process meant we could use the starch in the donuts as part of the ferment conversion. Some of the ingredients might have found their way into the brewing team’s bellies at some point as well. Definitely a great experience.”
The result is a heavy beer that brings across some of the doughy characteristics of the ingredients, balanced with sweet notes and a thick, 9.4 per cent alcohol content.
This is the fourth time Eagle Bay Brewing Co has teamed up with Mane Liquor and Kyle Hughes-Odgers for a winter release, with Mary Street Bakery a welcome addition to the mix.
These special editions have become just as much about celebrating the creative process of making beer, as well as bringing people together to drink it. Each business involved had someone at Eagle Bay Brewing Co on the brew days to be part of the action.
Here’s a quick run-down of where you can catch the Donut Attack action.
Eagle Bay Brewing Co – Friday July 20th from 11am
Gather the gang for a beer and a donut date from 11am. We will be tapping one keg only of Donut Attack so you can enjoy a middy on the lawn and you score a free Mary Street Donut alongside your brew. We will also have 640ml bottles for you to grab and share with your mates, alongside a limited-run of tote bags to match for all beer shopping requirements.
Mane Liquor – Friday July 20th good times kick off from 4pm to 7pm
Serving up Eagle Bay’s handcrafted brews and donuts by Mary Street Bakery until they run out. We will be tapping only one keg only of Donut Attack for growler refills, we will also have 640 ml bottles for you to grab and share with your mates, alongside a limited-run of tote bags to match for all beer shopping requirements.
Tiny’s Liquor Emporium (next door to Tiny’s) – Monday July 23rd kick off from 5pm to 8pm
One keg only of Donut Attack is being tapped and you score a free Mary Street Bakery donut alongside your schooner on the night. We are taking over the taps and Eagle Bay brews will be $8.00 or you can grab and go with our 640ml Donut Attack bottles to take-away. Snacks available to order on the night. See you there.
Drink locally, smile widely, enjoy Eagle Bay.