After pouring everyone elses' excellent beers over the last eleven years, we figured it was time to start brewing our own - time to install our own stainless and start walking the walk. So in early 2014 that's what we did; in the form of a Premier Stainless 600L Brewhouse with three single batch fermentors. Just the right size to play; enabling us to brew whatever, however and whenever we want. Light-footed, nimble brewing with the freedom of Contract and the stability of Stainless. From time to time we might even be lucky enough to collaborate with some of those excellent Brewers whose beers we've poured, and will continue to pour, over the years...
Style Black Pils
In a Nutshell Herbal, spicy and earthy with a hint of chocolate. Light Black.
Black: or thereabouts, with just a shaft of red when held up to the light.
Pils: most definitely. Lean, herbal, spicy and dry with that telltale strawlike malt character for which Pils is renowned.
Looks like a Stout, drinks like a Pils.
Style Raspberry Berliner Weisse
In a Nutshell Tangy, tart and revvin'. The need for speed.
As brewers, we like to push the envelope and sometimes our egos write cheques our yeast can't cash. This beer spent a weekend souring in kettle and got treacherously close to the pH danger zone. Fortunately our yeast pushed through - in overdrive...
Style White Stout
In a Nutshell Sweet coffee, roast, vanilla & milk. Worth crying over.
In the same way that ‘White Chocolate’ isn’t Chocolate, ‘White Stout’ isn’t Stout – which made it the perfect beer to brew with Collaborators Scott & Jimmy (Hobart Brewing Co), Will (Van Dieman Brewing) and Rich (Black & Brew Coffee), inspired as it was by stories of tasting one beer while describing it as another...
Style Foreign Extra Stout
In a Nutshell Roasty, creamy and full. Rum, raisin and the lash.
The Community Cup, a much adored charity football match held annually in Melbourne and Sydney that pits Musicians against Media to raise money for Reclink*, is coming to Adelaide for the third year running. As inaugural sponsors of the Adelaide Anchors media team, we naturally sought to give our favourite Journos an unfair advantage over the Muso Rockatoos by brewing a beer in their honour: Ink Slinger Stout...
IN A NUTSHELL Big, spicy, tropical and bitter. Broken.
For the last few years we’ve been telling you that Corps Promise was ‘the one beer we will never alter. The one recipe we will never tweak.’ We have decided, retrospectively, that our committment to ‘never alter’ Corps Promise was itself a non-core promise and so doesn’t count - especially under extenuating circumstances...
Style Black IPA
In a Nutshell Pine needles, citrus, mellow roast. Misnomer.
Sharp, lean and clean, our first Black India Pale Ale adopts the ‘looks like a Dark Ale, smells and tastes like an IPA’ rather than the ‘chewy Black Ale hopped as if it was an IPA’ approach. In other words, both the Malt and the Hop character of the beer belie its appearance...
Style Breakfast Stout
In a Nutshell Roasty, oaty, smooth & nourishing. Vim & Vigour.
Our plan with Wheaty-Bix was to brew the Breakfast Stout equivalent of cold drip filtered coffee; clean, lean and delicate on the one hand with a clear intensity of coffee character on the other...