This week’s selection is so tropical it will make you dance the Tamure in no time! We start with the gorgeous Wildflower Peach wild ale, then watermelon up with Local beer before ‘sour’ing with international Anderson Valley and Gweilo. We finish with a bonus beer from Beer Farm. Cheers!
Wildflower ‘St Abigail’ Peach Wild Ale
Starting off our week of sours is this extraordinary number from the NSW kings of wild ales, Wildflower. Funky esters snuggle up with 1100kg of peach in a barrel for four months to build character, with some further bottle conditioning. The result is luscious, with creamy fruit and custardy vanilla notes meeting a sharp acidity and funky complexity.
A Local Beer x Burnley Brewing ‘Fruits of our Labour’ Watermelon Pale Ale
Technically not a sour, but we loved this fruity collaboration from the two Bridge Road titans so much on tap it had to be included. It’s light on its toes, the watermelon flavour is bang-on, with just enough hoppiness. Proceeds from this beer is donated to the charity SecondBite, as part of their ongoing partnership with A Local Beer.
Anderson Valley Tropical Hazy Sour Ale
The zippiness of a kettle sour matched lovingly with fresh guava and passionfruit, with a slight touch of coriander pairing well with the American-style hop profile. This beer has got a bit of everything, with a beautiful haze meaning none of the flavour gets filtered out.
Gweilo ‘Totally Tropical’ Sour
It’s mid-November now but this late entrant quickly rocketed into my top 5 beers for the year. The can says guava, pineapple, and coconut – the beer screams it. The acidity is pitch-perfect, and the higher alcohol level dials the flavour up to 11 (and gives you a bit of a spank on the bottom).
Beer Farm x Mane Liquor ‘The Mane Event’ Hazy IPA
Big Hazy IPA loaded with Sabro, Ahtanum and Mosaic. A beer very reminiscent of a freshly squeezed breakfast juice with loads of citrus, mangoes, coconuts notes, perfectly bitter complimenting the light and dry malt base. Mane Liquor is just about the coolest place in WA.
Something else to snack on with the froths?
Westmont Chilli Pickles
A much-beloved regular came in and picked up a jar of these the other day, and less than 48 hours later had put an order in for a six-pack. The spice is delicate yet noticeable, the pickles have more crunch than Glenn’s morning workouts, and the pickling liquid is so good that a round of picklebacks becomes morally compulsory.
If you wish to sink your teeth in any of these email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop by the store.
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