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: 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 London Porter
In a nutshell Chocolatey, biscuity, friendly and full. Cor!
EXCITED would be the only way to describe Graham ‘palate weight’ Wright and Dr Paul ‘that depends’ Gooding once we’d locked in a date for our collaborative brew. Would the Godfathers of Wheaty Whisk(e)y be hell bent on brewing the beer equivalent of a 3 Year Old Cask Strength 300ppm Phenolic Peat Monster?
Not at all, as it turns out...
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 Salty Plum Saison
In a Nutshell Salty, spicy, plummy and tart. Blood plum.
To say that the idea for this beer evolved over time is an understatement.
From Table Beer to Session Gose, Imperial Belgian Table Gose to Salty Plum Saison, Saladitos kept us on our toes from the start - perfectly fitting for our third annual Good Beer Wheaty collaboration with Darren ‘Doc’ Robinson and first ever brew with Liberty Joe...
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 Session India Saison
IN A NUTSHELL Pine, lime, spice. Aromatic and lean.
As a major sponsor of the Australian National Homebrewing Conference 2016 the Wheaty was charged with brewing the official ANHC 5 beer; it had to be (1) interesting yet quaffable (2) a style we hadn’t brewed before and (3) ideally something that tied-in with the themes of the Conference. Enter ‘Indy’ - combining the Malt profile and fermentation characters of a dry French Saison with the Hop charge of a New World (India)Pale...
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: English Pale Ale
In a nutshell: Fresh, biscuity and snappy. Marmalade.
Hot on the heels of his legendary ‘Auld Bulgin’ Boysterous Bicep’ brew with Murray’s, what wacked-out style-bending logistical nightmare of a beer would James ‘Crafty Pint’ Smith challenge us to brew with him for the first official Cabale Collaboration?
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...
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...
STYLE German(ish) Pils
IN A NUTSHELL Strawlike, herbal and dry. Tell me why.
Once we established that the beer we’d be brewing with good friend and long term ally Dave Bonighton was a golden, hoppy German Pils; Sir Bob ‘Gelbhopf’ - ‘Gold Hop’ auf Deutsch - pretty much named himself...
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 Rosewater & Chamomile Tripel
In a Nutshell Spicy, aromatic, herbal and dry. Original Capital.
Hawker's Maz: Let's brew a Rosewater Tripel
Hawker's John: With chamomile.
Balance was the key here. We were gunning for a complex yet delicate Tripel; one that would bely its strength and avoid becoming a cloying, perfumy mess...
Style Munich Dunkel
In a Nutshell Dark, malty, herbal & smooth. Nicht so traditionell.
To say that collaborating with the oldest continuously brewing Brewery in the world was an honour is somewhat of an understatement. Weihenstephaner Braumeister Tobias Zollo is not only one of the best technical Brewers on the planet, crucially for us, he’s also a good sport. So with 978 years Brewing experience between us, we set about having ein bisschen bier Spaß...