adventures in craft beer in Perth and beyond

girl + tusk

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss living in the south west, being less than a five minute walk to the beach and driving through the Tuart Forest. Ah the serenity …

However there are plenty of good things about Perth, such as going to Five Bar and drinking Feral Tusk on tap!

Tasting Tusk at Five Bar on Friday Night

Tasting Tusk at Five Bar on Friday Night

On Friday afternoon Fremantle’s Sail & Anchor and Mt Lawley’s Five Bar each tapped a single keg of freshly brewed Tusk – Feral Brewing’s imperial india pale ale.

Tusk is BIG though this is not really surprising

Booze. It’s big in booze. Tusk clocks in at 9.8% abv and it’s the sort of boozy that creeps up on you, gives you a warm embrace but later you realise it’s cheekily stuck a “kick me” sign on your back.

Hops. This again is not a revelation for the IPAs from Feral brewers Brendan and Will. Huge tropical fruits both on the nose and palate carried by a viscous mouth feel that ensures you remember you are drinking Tusk. But really, how could you possibly forget?

I love the huge flavours that are strangely balanced yet abrasive, great for sipping on but very moreish at the same time. If you can find any of this on tap be sure to get acquainted!

One of the tasty boards at Five Bar - cheese, meat, bread, olives and other tasty items to keep this girl happy

One of the tasty boards at Five Bar – cheese, meat, bread, olives and other tasty items to keep this girl happy

 

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