This month we filmed Episode Two of our craft beer series On Tap at Easy Lane Kitchen and Beer Garden [Windsor RSL].
The following beers were tasted:
Green Beacon Brewing Co. 7 Bells Passionfruit Gose:
Brewed in Brisbane, Queensland this gose just missed the top 100 craft beers of 2018 coming in at 106.
This Gose uses Himalayan pink salt to add the tradition salty kick of the style. It isn't a dominating flavour but definitely evident in the after taste.
It is quite refreshing as passionfruit comes through from the very beginning, along with a sourness.
It is sour, herbal and salty at the same time as being fresh and summery with a kind of acidic tang.
Old Wives Ales Old Man Yells at Cloud NEIPA:
From Thornbury, Victoria, Old Man Yells at Cloud is an up and coming drink in the craft beer world.
New England IPA's [NEIPA] are typically tropical fruit centric and have hop aromas and flavours, Old Man is no different. It has a low bitterness and is quite cloudy due to being unfiltered.
The tropical flavours of mango and passionfruit come through but don't dominate the flavour, and provides a soft mouth feel which is very satisfying.
The can's label design is cool as it is an homage to the Simpsons. It shows Abe Simpson [Grandpa] fist pointed at the Simpsons clouds and writing in the sky.
It brings back the fondness of the Simpsons and hints at the dislike of change in most beer drinkers and even in the craft beer world, where NEIPA's were originally a dividing style of craft brews.
Wayward Brewing Co. Raspberry Berliner Weisse:
Brewed at Camperdown, NSW this brew came in at 66 on the GAB's Hottest 100 Craft Beers list of 2018.
It is an Australian take on the sour German style and is quite smooth, especially with the balanced flavours.
The raspberry comes through and is fresh which is a nice change to most sour drinks you have.
It is malt and wheat driven but that doesn't make it chewy or difficult to drink as you can find with more traditional German beers.
Hope Brewhouse Super Juicy NEIPA:
This is available on tap at Easy Lane and is from Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley Region, NSW.
Another emerging beer that I found to be the nicest of the day but it wouldn't be for everyone.
It was really nice and full flavoured. It has an intense hoppy punch without being bitter at all which you don't tend to find in most beers.
It uses lupulin powder [hop hash] which is a purified concentration of the resin compounds and essential oils that are in hops, which provides the big punch.
It has an incredible juiciness that resonates throughout all of it along with a good wave of citrus and tropical aromas and tastes.
Check out what myself and Mitch had to say about these beers in the video at the top.
Let us know which of these beers you like and what beers you'd want us to try in the future.