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 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...
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 Farmhouse IIPA
In a Nutshell Orange, hops, spice and booze. Highball
Given that we’d landed a 5kg brick of Belma Hop Hash from HopCo Jon and that our Good Beer Wheaty Collaborators Søren (8 Wired) and Juan (Naparbier) had never played with Hop Hash before – and were more than a little partial to Humulus Lupulus – the decision to brew a Hash SMASH IIPA was a relative no-brainer...
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 3.6% 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 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...