In a further sign that Australia’s craft brewers are pushing flavour boundaries, not to mention blurring stylistic ones, Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers has created a new beer it describes as a black Belgian IPA. Released to celebrate the brewery’s fifth year of brewing, the beer — named B2 Bomber — is described as having a… Read more →
Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers has gone old-fashioned with its latest release, a unique beer style called a braggot. Not often featured in books about beer, let alone brewed, a braggot is a style dating back to the 1300s made by blending beer and mead (an alcoholic beverage made from honey). This beer, christened Megachile Pluto… Read more →
Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers have released their 2010 Hop Harvest. The brewery reports that their local hop garden, Rostrevor, had a great year with plenty of rain and a decent harvest. Bridge Road was able to harvest 4 or 5 hop plants from Rostrevor, a miniscule quantity in comparison to the hundreds of acres grown… Read more →
An increasing number of small brewers are growing and harvesting their own hops and brewing harvest ales…here are two.
Ben Kraus describes Bridge Road Brewers’ latest creation as a ‘hop bomb’. The single hop IPA has been made using whole hop cones from a single type of hop, Galaxy. Grown at the nearby Rostrevor hop garden, Galaxy is a great aromatic hop, this beer showcases it’s aroma and bitterness and champions locally grown produce…. Read more →
Melbourne has rightly been developing a claim to the title of Australia’s beer capital with the rapid growth of its small-scale brewing industry and beer-focused pubs and bars. But for the visitor or the Melbournite alike, a trek outside of the metropolitan area can be every bit as rewarding. The region, with its concentration of… Read more →