adventures in craft beer in Perth and beyond

WA Beer News #9

There is a lot of stuff happening in WA’s craft beer scene that it’s genuinely hard to keep up with all the new beer releases, beer dinners, free bottle shop tastings, expansion plans, constantly rotating beer taps, beer festival … WA really is kicking ass when it comes to craft beer and so I thought I’d try and make a regular feature out of all the beery news that our state has to offer.

The girl+beer Facebook page has a list of upcoming beer events that you might find worth subscribing to!

NEW RELEASES

Eagle Bay : Single Series – Rye Session IPA

  • Limited Release
  • Only available on tap

Hot on the heels of their Citrus IPA, Eagle Bay will release another Single Series – a Rye Session IPA next week.

Single Series means just one 1,000 litre batch, so about 20 kegs, were made meaning it probably won’t last long! Keep an eye on their social media accounts for where it ends up!

Tasting notes from the brewery –

“Enjoy citrusy aromas with juicy notes of lemon rind and passion fruit, paired with a biscuity and spicy malt base. Well rounded and firm bitterness to finish”

Find this beer at –

Innate Brewers : Private Idaho IIPA

  • Limited Release
  • Only available on tap
  • Single hop beer

Private Idaho is named after the hop variety they’ve used in this imperial IPA called Idaho 7. The hop comes form the US and is relatively new, hitting the commercial scene in 2015 and known for herbal qualities as well as pine and stone fruit characteristics.

Being imperial it’s a boozy beer – 8.5 percent – and is pouring at –

 

Bootleg Brewing : Imperial Raging Bull

  • Limited Release
  • Available on tap and 330ml bottles
  • Aged for 6 months in Cabernet barrels

We all know by now that when we see the word “imperial” it’s going to be a pretty big beer. Well for this one Bootleg take their already strong dark beer Raging Bull and let it spent half a year in cabernet barrels. The result is a 9.1% beer made for sipping.

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Photo taken from Bootleg Brewing’s Facebook page

 

The Beer Farm : Naked IPA

  • Limited Release
  • Only available on tap
  • Beer changes seasonally

This beer uses four hop varieties – Cascade, Perle, Chinook and Flinders – sourced from local growers Karridale Cottages & Hop Farm, less than an hours drive from the brewery.

The beer released under the Naked IPA series will always change, the brewery created their own hashtag on Instagram #notwoIPAsthesame and describe this one as a “resinous, roasty, dark IPA”

Trey at Karridale Hop Farm

Trey from Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm inspecting Cascade hops

 

Mash Brewing : Sarcasm

  • Only available on tap
  • Limited Release

Give it’s popularity when it’s released, it’s unsurprising and delightful to see the Sarcasm imperial IPA get another re-release. Called Sarcasm because of its hilarious “session IPA” tag and 9.5 percent alcohol content, it will be hitting retailers as of Monday.

Boston Brewing : Afterglose

  • Available on tap and cans
  • Limited Release

Previously only available on tap, Denmark’s Boston Brewing has now released this beer in their newly designed cans. It’s a raspberry gose and it’s sensational, I do love this style and this a great example – delicate, zesty, refreshing and well balanced, everything a gose beer should be I reckon!

 

 

 

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