April is the best month of the year - happy birthday to me! We are heading into the colder months, and because this is my birthday month I thought I would showcase some of this year's big guns and my favourites; with the start of some darker beers including the Riverside 88 Robust Porter. We also have an American Stye Pale Ale, a Chevalier Saison (OMG!) and some Pirates to keep us company.
Now I know you have already seen a Bridge Road beer in your crate not too many months ago but this great brewery has put its Chevalier Saison into a 330ml bottle. This is such a great beer and I didn't want our subscribers to miss out on this. Simply put it is Freakin' Awesome!!!!
BRIDGE ROAD BREWERS CHEVALIER SAISON
The Saison is a classic Belgian style, not often seen outside of its homeland. It was traditionally brewed by farmers and their workers as a beverage to consume during the summer months. Bridge Road Brewers have crafted their own Saison to add to their Chevalier range. This beer is quite unique, light straw in colour, with a tight bright white head. Aromas are dominated by esters and phenolic characters, owing to the Saison yeast strain, which also gives the beer its characteristics tart, dry and acidic profile. ABV: 6.0%
BROOKES BREWING COMPANY PALE ALE
Leave the world behind and chill out with a Brookes American Pale Ale. This style that launched a thousand craft beers remains the tasty, comforting best friend of all beer aficionados. With a golden visage and tingling citrus aroma, this frothy, welcoming brew is perfect for relaxing with friends and remembering the good times. Brookes is brewed in Bendigo with a strong passion on freshness and flavour. ABV: 5.2%
RIVERSIDE BREWING COMPANY 88 ROBUST PORTER This dark, mahogany coloured ale was a favourite with the workers in 19th century London. The Porter you are drinking is very well balanced between the malts and hops with some subtle notes of chocolate resulting in a smooth and very drinkable beer. Riverside Brewing Company is straight out of Sydney town and is another fantastic brewery’ that is dedicated to brewing pure, natural, hand-crafted beers that are bursting with flavour. ABV:6.0%
PIRATELIFE THROWBACK IPA We love beer! We love beer so much that we want to drink beer pretty much all of the time. Unfortunately the level of alcohol in most beer, with any hint of flavour, has the profound effect on us performing as a functioning and productive human. Enter the throwback IPA. Designed for the intelligent and sexy humans who’d like to be able to throwback a few cans of a zealously hopped ale, endowed with an ample malt chassis, and still get on with their day ABV: 3.5%