New Beers Wrap
Dry Haze, Balter Brewing Company
Balter Brewing Company has teamed up with Yakima Chief and Garage Project for a collaboration beer, Dry Haze.
Two versions of the beer have been brewed, one at Yakima Valley and the other at Balter.
Both showcase Yakima Chief’s new Sabro hops blended with Motueka hops at Balter and Galaxy at the Garage.
Balter says the 6.0% dry hazy brews each have their own unique blend of tropical fruits, citrus, tangerine and coconut.
Both versions are limited release and available now from select stockists.
Melon DeGeneres, Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Melon DeGeneres is the newest limited release from Moon Dog Craft Brewery, a watermelon Sour Ale.
The 4.5% abv sour includes Pale and Wheat malt along with American Ale yeast and Lactobacillus.
Moon Dog says to expect earthy, herbal and floral notes from the added Saaz Hop and a watermelon flavour.
Available now in Victoria and Australia-wide on 31st January in cans and keg.
Mango IPA and Aussie IPA, Jetty Road Brewery
Jetty Road Brewery have released two IPA’s, Mango IPA and Aussie IPA.
First up, the 6.2% Mango IPA is made of North Queensland Mango’s.
Hop types include Citra, Cashmere and Mosaic along with a dry-hopping of Sabro, EL Dorado and Ekuanot.
Available on tap and cans at Jetty Road and select bottleshops.
Aussie IPA was brewed in celebration of HopQuest 2020.
Its brewed using Pale, Wheat, Enigma, Vic Secret and Galaxy Hops.
It will be available in cans and on tap at Jetty Road Brewery on 25th January.
All Australian IPA, Akasha Brewing Company
Akasha Brewing Company has released an All Australian IPA, brewed in the West Coast IPA style.
Akasha said it was brewed to showcase the ingredients available in Australia.
It includes Galaxy and Cascade hops alongside malted barley resulting in a hop forward IPA.
Available now from select stockists.
Cold One Australian Pale Ale, Ballistic Beer Co
Cold One is Ballistic Brewing Co’s latest release, an pale ale with all-Australian ingredients.
Ballistic say its light and fruity, with small citrus and tropical notes from the Enigma and Galaxy hops.
Malt added includes Ale, Wheat and Oats along with US 05 yeast.
At 4.5%, It is available at Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury, Ballistic Westend and selected venues and bottle shops
Funky Pineapple Hand Grenade Brett IPA, Wayward Brewing Co
Wayward Brewing Co has now made its Funky Pineapple Hand Grenade Brett IPA available in cans.
Funky Pineapple is a West Coast IPA with tropical pineapple, mango and peach flavours.
The beer is 100% fermented using Wayward’s house strain of Brettanomyces adding a complexity and a dry finish with a hint of tartness.
Wayward will be celebrating the release with a Summer Luau Party on the 1st of February.
Beerfarm, Pineapple Cranberry Sour
A re-invention of its Pineapple Berliner Weisse, Beerfarm has launched its Pineapple Cranberry Sour as part of its Weird Good range.
Beerfarm’s brewers saved some of its pineapple sour, and barrel-aged it for 12 months before blending with a 2020 pineapple sour.
Beerfarm said this will ad to its complexity, with pineapple aroma complemented with Mosaic as well as Magnum hops. In addition, it contains Pale Malt, Wheet Malt, Rolled Barley and Cara-Pills.
The blending of the vintages will add a complexity to the sour with oak characters and notes of brettanomyces, the team said.
But this barrel-aged sour is extremely limited edition, so get it while you can.