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: 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 Brut IIPA
In a Nutshell Hoppy, spritzy, dry. Gentle giant.
As excellent exponents of dry, heavily-hopped IPAs, first-time Good Beer Wheaty Collaborators Alex (Three Weavers) and Geoff (Buxton Brewery) were keen to brew an iteration of IPA none of us had brewed before; ‘Brut IPA’...
Style Wet Hop IPA
In a Nutshell Wet hoppy,hoppy, hoppy. Oi! Oi! Oi!
In a bid to celebrate this year’s Hop Harvest and ‘close the gap between paddock and pint’ Hop Products Australia released a clutch of green Oz hops - the freshest hops possible - straight off the bine. With wet, fresh Hops available to us we jumped at the opportunity to play...
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...
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), Will (Van Dieman Brewing) and Rich (Black & Brew Coffee), 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 All-Oz Hop Flower IPA
In a Nutshell An all-Flower version of Team Australia IPA
In the complex and often confusing world of Goodies and Baddies, we all need a little Joint Purpose, a single Team that everyone can get behind...
Enter ‘Leafy Team Oz’, our first all OZ Hop Flower IPA...
Style Session East Coast IPA
IN A NUTSHELL Juicy, creamy and smooth. Hops and glory.
The task we set for the latest SA Brew Club’s Summer Comp was significantly broader and less bastardly than the last: to brew a ‘Session IPA’, ie any style of IPA as long as it clocked no more than 5% ABV and was identifiably IPA. Kieren Vercoe brewed two cracker Session East Coast IPAs to take out the prize: the opportunity to brew a scaled-up version of his beer on the Wheaty Brewing Corps’ kit...
Style Oaty Brown Ale
In a Nutshell A Brown(er) version of our hoppy, Oaty Red Ale 'Blood Oats'.
Style Brown Porter
In a Nutshell Malty, chocolatey, jammy and tart. Blood Plum.
Satsuma is the queen of Plums. Dark red, fleshy, sweet and tart; jammy and sharp. A perfect candidate for Berliner Weisse. Though we decided to pair it with something altogether darker...
Style German(ish) Pils
In a nutshell Strawlike, herbal and dry. Tell me why.
A simple beer brewed with a complex Goat that we enjoyed so much we’ve made him part of our regular line-up. With Dave’s blessing we’ll brew Bob often, but as a continully evolving Bob; using different Malt, adjusting the Hop profile, playing with ferments all while keeping him identifiably Gelbhopf. This Bob's made with 100% Gladfield Malt (NZ)
In a nutshell Light, fresh, salty & sour. Easy Gose.
Style All OZ-Hop IPA
In a Nutshell Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy! Oi! Oi! Oi!
In the complex and often confusing world of Goodies and Baddies, we all need a little Joint Purpose, a single Team that everyone can get behind....
Enter 'Team Australia', our first of many IPAs bursting with homegrown Hops.
STYLE Russian Imperial Stout
IN A NUTSHELL Decadent, rich and far from over...
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...
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...