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 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 Indigo Ale
In a Nutshell Indigo, floral and disconcerting. Literal Litmus.
For our fourth year hosting Pint of Science - an International festival bringing science out of the Lab and in to the Local - we figured it was high time to lay down a collaboration brew with the PoS crew, and help bring a Pint to the Science. The plan was to brew a beer that would both mess with your mind and encourage you to play with your beer...
Style Russian Imperial Stout with Tea
In a nutshell Roasty, smoky, tobacco & rum. Deep tea.
It was always going to be fun nutting out a collaboration with Cavalier ‘we’re open to literally anything’ Brewing. Unsurprisingly, Cavalier needed little arm twisting to tackle a beer idea we'd had steeping for some time; a Russian Imperial Stout infused with Lapsang Souchong tea leaves - rich, savoury and smoky...
In a Nutshell 5031. Best End.
We figured it was time to celebrate our light industrial suburb with a not-so-industrial Bitter. A hoppy, malty, bitey, bitter ale weighing in at a modest 3.7% booze. A heritage listed style brewed in the shadow of Mt Thebarton, within earshot of Thebby Theatre and a mere stones throw from our self-titled Tram Stop...
Style East Coast IPA
In a nutshell Juicy, fruity and smooth. Hops Oats Yeast.
Legendary Yeastman Chris White (White Labs) brought proper yeast expertise to the collaboration table for the second rendition of our Modus Operandi/Fixation Brewing East Coast IPA...