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 Sour Stout with Raspberries
IN A NUTSHELL Rich, roasty and sour. No Promises. No demands.
A Beer named in honour of a cat named in honour of a rockstar - brewed in memory of a very special Trott.
Why Benatar? Not just because there are so many Dog tributes out there that it’s time to put the Cat back into brewing. Or because love is a battlefied. Above all ‘Benatar’ is a good, solid name that lends herself to a long and varied career; featuring a keg conditioned version for the Handpump (Flat Benatar) and a barrel aged release (Vat Benatar) to name but two...
Style Kettle Sour Fruit Saison
In a Nutshell Tangy, berry & smooth. The Hills.
The plan was to brew a fresh, delicate farmhouse ale with an old school malt bill — raw and flaked grains that ‘a farmer sweeping out their farm floor at the end of harvest’ might find — using a not-so-traditional kettle souring technique which we’d temper with the addition of whole local Blackberries...
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: Hoppy Brown Ale
IN A NUTSHELL: Malty, nutty, zesty and pungent. Smashable.
Adelaide Roller Derby and the Wheaty go way back; we’ve proudly bankrolled the league since its inception, we host Raw Meat recruitment drives, Team Zebra debriefs, innumerable post-bout shenanigans and harbour a growing collection of Adelady ‘Skate of Origin’ silverware in the Front Bar. We fill our bout day Corporate Box to overflowing and admire Derby’s tight little puns from scaffold seats...The Wheaty loves ADRD.
And now we have the means to do what we’ve wanted to do for years: brew a beer in honour of this fearsome league...
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) and Will (Van Dieman Brewing), 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...
Style Mini Vienna Pils
In a Nutshell Little, long and lean. Bready, herbal, clean...Dogged little Pils.
A beer named after a (sausage) dog named after a sausage - inspired by the use of Vienna (Weyermann Wiener) as a base Malt and our decision to breed this Pils long, lean and low.
Lots of character in a small frame was the idea...
Style Mussel Red
In a Nutshell Malty, salty, toffee and smooth. Come what may.
The plan for our Good Beer Wheaty collaboration with Gabi (Gladfield Malt) and Doc (Doctor’s Orders) was to brew a rich Red Ale showcasing Gladfield Malt and their distinctive Aurora, Supernova and Shepherd’s Delight malts in particular. Doc being Doc was keen on a Salty twist and the opportunity for a cheesy pun determined the direction of that twist – shellfish – and sealed the fate of 7kg of Boston Bay Mussels...