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 Foreign Extra Stout
In a Nutshell Roasty, creamy and full. Rum, Raisin and the lash.
A straight-up, old fashioned restorative Stout.
Style Kettle Sour Mixed Berry Saison
In a nutshell Tangy, berry and smooth. The Hills.
A mixed berry version of our Lacto-innoculated Kettle Sour Saison. 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 local honey and whole local berries...
In a nutshell delicate, pale, smooth and malty. technisch.
The task we set for the latest SA Brew Club’s Summer Comp was another bastardly one: Munich Helles. Essentially, Helles is a Bavarian quaffer; a tight, light and clean golden Lager. In brewing terms this translates to ‘nowhere to hide’. Easier said than done...
Style Rice Lager
In a Nutshell Clean, crisp, tight and technical. Plucky.
Whereas our last COMA collaboration - (COMA)Toes DIPA - was a veritable wall of sound, this year’s brew is a far more subtle, restrained and technically demanding undertaking: Rice Lager.
Difficult to brew yet easy to drink: a Lawnmower beer for Jazz hands...
Style Golden Ale
In a nutshell Smooth, bright and breezy. Easy listening.
If Thebarton was Yacht Rock...