Moffat Beach announces HPA collaboration beer
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Originally scheduled for release at BrewCon, before the annual education and trade event fell victim to an all-too-familiar COVID-19 cancellation, the latest release from Moffat Beach Brewing Co is a collaboration with Hop Products Australia (HPA) aimed at putting the Eclipse® hop on a pedestal.
Shadow Of The Moon is a 5.8% Strong Pale Ale bursting with sweet mandarin, zesty citrus peel and a fresh pine needle bouquet, driven by this new Aussie flavour hop. The beer is already attracting significant attention from brewery customers with a sold-out launch event held on Friday 27 September at Moffat Beach’s new Production House and Taproom.
Simeon Bonetti, HPA’s Queensland representative, described the process of brewing the beer as a pleasure. “Matt (Moffat Beach Head Brewer) and I have known each other for a long time and it’s always fun to catch up and spend a day ‘back on the tools’ so to speak. It was fantastic to put this beer together on their new 20HL production brewery in Caloundra. It’s a world-class system they’ve got there, and it shows in the beer.”
“While we were really looking forward to sharing this beer with new and old mates at BrewCon, we’ve done the next best thing and sent a case to our Queensland brewing customers so we can still share the experience together but apart.” continued Bonetti.
Inspired by the astronomical phenomenon of a full eclipse, set above the stunning Sunshine Coast landscape and iconic Norfolk Pines, the label design from Phil Townsley uses a silver background to create a reflective flare at the eclipse’s edge (or penumbra), creating a unique optical effect when viewed at different angles.
Shadow Of The Moon Eclipse Strong Pale Ale is available now at www.moffatbeachbrewingco.beer and via selected stockists.
The newest Aussie hop in HPA’s range is Eclipse®. And just like that rare astronomical event, it always steals the show. With huge bursts of sweet mandarin, zesty citrus peel and a fresh pine needle bouquet. Join us as we dance in the shadow of the moon.
STYLE: Strong Pale Ale
VOLUME: 375mL Can
STANDARD DRINKS: 1.7