Hello beer buddies and welcome to May's crate at The Beer Crate. This months beer comes with a whole lot of flavour, a good range of style and from a little bit of everywhere; NSW, SA, VIC and some Hop Federation from NZ. I hope you all really enjoy these great beer as much as I did. Cheers for now, Muz.
BLACK DOG BREWERY FARM DOG SAISON The Belgian/French inspired farmhouse ale, originally brewed to keep the seasonal workers refreshed and hydrated, something the brewery can vouch for during the warmer weather of the onsite winery harvest. It has a very light to medium bodied malt character, as this beer is all about the yeast complexities which the brewers call funk! Fruity, spicy notes are complimented by the biscuit malt and moderate bitterness from the hops. It finishes very dry and tart making it dangerously drinkable! ABV: 6.3%
SYDNEY BREWRY SURRY PILS HILLS It's old, really old. But its where you find all things fresh, lively and new. Big bold contrasts. That's what we love about Surry Hills, and this superb Pilsner. Things that shouldn't work together do. The floral aromatic hop character doesn't fight with light sweet maltiness, it dances with it. Then there's the fruity spicy bitterness that brings it all together and finishes it off beautifully. ABV: 5.0%
HOP FEDERATION PALE ALE (NZ)
Golden in colour and light in character, our delicious Pale Ale will win you over from the start with its tropical fruit aromas. These carry through to the palate, where they combine with hints of grapefruit and pine, enhancing its crisp fruitiness. Pale Ale’s distinct hoppy flavour comes from a judicious blend of four local hop varieties, and the two selected Gladfield malts from Canterbury contribute to it's appealing colour. It's clean, fresh eagerness is tempered by a subtle sweetness and rounded off with a satisfying, lasting finish. ABV: 5.1%
BIG SHED BREWING CALIFORNICATOR WEST COAST IPA The IPA may have its roots in the UK, but our Californicator is all about West Coast USA, and West Coast USA is all about the hops baby! We sample old and new hop varieties to bring citrus, passionfruit, apricot and pine. We crank the booze for balance and keep the yeast profile clean so nothing takes away from the hops. Enjoy it any way you like it because what goes in Cali, stays in Cali. ABV: 7.5%