New Beers Wrap
Aperitivo Sour, Beerfarm
Beerfarm has released a 4.2% abv blood orange sorbet Berliner Weisse, Aperitivo Sour.
The beer is a collaboration with Perth’s Si Paridiso restaurant in celebration of the opening of its second venue.
It combines 50 kilogrammes of blood orange sorbet, orange juice and zest and rhubarb.
Magnum, Citra and Mosaic hops were used along with Pale, Cara-Pils and Wheat Malt.
Merry Berry Twang, Ballistic Beer Co
Merry Berry Twang is Ballistic Beer Co’s last beer release for the year, a berry sour.
The brew is a part of Ballistic’s rotating sour range, in which they add seasonal fruits and berries to their base recipe.
The festive sour combines raspberry, blueberry and strawberry with Lactobacillus Plantarum and Safale US 05 yeast.
It has an abv of 4.6% and includes Pale and Wheat malt.
The brew can be purchased in 375ml cans from selected bottle shops and the Salisbury and West End breweries in Brisbane, Queensland.
Strawberry Berliner Weisse, Mismatch Brewing Co
Mismatch Brewing Co have released an 3% abv Strawberry Berliner Weisse.
Pale Ale malt was added along with Hallertau Melon hops and flavours of melon and strawberry.
The base has been soured in their brewhouse kettle with the assistance of Lactobacillus.
Mismatch say they added fresh strawberry juice into the whirlpool to co-ferment with their freshly brewed wort.
Key Lime Smash, Stomping Ground Brewing Co
Stomping Ground Brewing Co have dropped a new limited release 4.2% abv Gose, Key Lime Smash.
Vic Secret hops were added along with Pilsner malt and Hoegaarden Ale.
Stomping Ground say that the brew has real lime and a splash of lactose to add flavours of pine lime.
It is available in their smash cooler boxes as well as on tap in select venues around Melbourne.
Sweetart Sour Ale, Bright Brewery
Bright Brewery has released a new 4.3% abv lime sour ale, the Sweetart Sour Ale.
The brew includes Crystal hops along with Pale, Munich and Wheat Malt with American Ale yeast.
Bright said they added Tahitian lime peel and whole Australian native desert limesfor a combination of fresh lime aroma and flavour.
It is available now in 375ml cans and 50-litre kegs at Bright Brewery and at selected venues.
Thundercloud IPA, Bodriggy Brewing Co
Thunder Cloud is Bodriggy Brewing Co’s newest limited release, an apricot and peach flavoured IPA.
The 6% abv sour contains Simcoe, El Dorado, Rakau and was dry hopped with El Dorado and Rakau.
Malt types include Maris Otter, Vienna, Wheat, Rolled Wheat along with London Fog yeast.
It has an IBU of 40 and includes apricot puree and a dried peach powder to create the tangy and tart fruit flavour.
Available to purchase in 355ml cans at the Bodriggy brewery in Abbotsford, Victoria and at select retailers.
Fathom, Green Beacon brewing
Green Beacon Brewing Co’s last release of 2019 is Fathom, a 7.5% abv Belgian style red.
It has been aged for 24 months in French oak barrels along with sour cherry and raspberry.
The brew includes Pediococcus and Brettanomyces yeast along with Sherry Flor.
It is available to purchase in 375ml cans on Friday 13th December.
Fiscal Damage, Deeds Brewing
Fiscal Damage is Deeds Brewing’s last limited edition release for 2019, a hazy TIPA.
At 9.5% abv it was brewed using Mosaic, Motueka and Mosaic Cryo hops with a dry hop density of 50 grams per litre.
Malt types include Lager Light, Wheat, Oat, Rolled Spelt and Dextrose.
It is available now at Deeds Brewery as well as on their online store.
Liquidambar, Newstead Brewing Co
Newstead Brewing Co have released Liquidambar, a 5.2% abv Amber Ale into their core range.
The Newstead team say the ale is themed after the liquidambar tree at the front of the Newstead Brewery, being the first thing you see when you arrive.
English hops give a marmalade and earthy spice with some bitterness along with Pale, caramel, biscuit and chocolate malts
It is available now on tap and in 375ml cans at both of the Newstead Brewery locations.