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SEASONAL RELEASES
VOODOO
VOODOO
BALTIC PORTER
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VOODOO
JAMES BROWN
JAMES BROWN
BELGIAN BROWN ALE
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JAMES BROWN
THE TRICKSTER
THE TRICKSTER
WITBIER
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THE TRICKSTER
HAZELLA IMPERIAL
HAZELLA IMPERIAL
HAZELLNUT BROWN
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HAZELLA IMPERIAL
SUPER RUSTY
SUPER RUSTY
BELGIAN AMBER ALE
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SUPER RUSTY
BOOM!
BOOM!
XTRA PALE ALE
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BOOM!
SOUTHERN SUMMER
SOUTHERN SUMMER
WHEAT LAGER
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SOUTHERN SUMMER
LAZY BOY
LAZY BOY
EASY IPA
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LAZY BOY

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VOODOO

BALTIC PORTER

“The Not so Scary Porter”


STATUSNow Pouring


STRENGTH6.5% ABV


BITTERNESS25 IBUs


AVAILABILITYDraught and 330ml bottles – seasonal


AROMAEspresso with hints of roast malt


COLOUREbony with deep red highlights


FLAVOURCoffee, espresso and liquorice character with some alcohol warmth


DRINKING NOTES

We generally try to do something a little different, and Voodoo is no exception. Baltic Porters are slightly unusual in that ‘porter’ is typically an ale style, but the Baltic version is made with a lager yeast. This tends to result in a cleaner ferment, minimising the fruity ester characters found in other porter styles.

Voodoo Baltic Porter’s malt character is driven by crystal and dehusked black malt. This results in espresso notes without the astringent, bitter roasted character often present in dark beers.

Voodoo was judged Best Victorian Beer at the 2010 AIBA competition and was also ranked highest in the Draught Porter category, earning a gold medal.


 

JAMES BROWN

BELGIAN BROWN ALE

“Hit Me!”


STATUSOut of Season


STRENGTH8.0% ABV


BITTERNESS19 IBUs


AVAILABILITYDraught and 330ml bottles – seasonal


AROMABanana, caramel and chocolate


COLOURDark chocolate


FLAVOURCaramelised sugar, chocolate with and peach and stone fruit esters


DRINKING NOTES

Well – it’s all about the funk.

The inspirational beer for James Brown was St Bernardus 12. But we wanted to funk things up by using a special Belgian Abbey yeast that we import as a live culture from the manufacturer.

We had used this particular strain of yeast in the Trickster Witbier and Rusty Pale Ale, and really like the funky ester profile (fruit driven yeast characters). Fermented at high temperatures with a concentrated pool of malt sugars and caramelised Belgian candy sugar, the James Brown has unique stone fruit, banana and bubblegum esters. These are played off against a caramel and chocolate malt base to produce a complex and delicious beer. It should be noted that JB is fermented with care to avoid detectable phenolic flavours and compounds.

Why is it so pricey? Imported live yeast, Belgian Candy Sugar and Federal Government Excise Tax are all on the take.

Enjoy it in a balloon glass with plenty of head space and serve cool but not cold.


 

THE TRICKSTER

WITBIER

“Tricky Bastard”


STATUSOut of Season


STRENGTH4.7% ABV


BITTERNESS17 IBUs


AVAILABILITYOut of stock – seasonal


AROMAMandarin rind, bubble-gum


COLOURPale straw with light yeast haze


FLAVOURModerate fruity esters, hints of mandarin and coriander. Clean finish


DRINKING NOTES

The Trickster is a light refreshing summer beer which is low in bitterness. Our contemporary twist on this traditional Belgian style beer is the use of mandarin peel in place of the usual bitter orange. It contributes delicate mandarin and cumquat top notes over the estery Belgian aroma.

Some development went into the fermentation process in order to deliberately exclude phenolic flavours (4-vynil-guaiacol or clove) in the finished beer.


 

HAZELLA IMPERIAL

HAZELLNUT BROWN

“Contains Nuts!”


STATUSOut of Season


STRENGTH7.0% ABV


BITTERNESS17 IBUs


AVAILABILITY750ml bottles limited run. Beer Hall only – still in stock


AROMARich Hazel nut character underscored with fruity hop driven undertones


COLOURDeep Mahogany, off white head


FLAVOURLayers of complex malt interlaced with rounded hazel nut flavours


DRINKING NOTES

Every year – we dig deep to create an engaging and delicious beer for the Great Australian Beer Spectapular Festival – and Hazella was our offering for 2015. Of the one hundred and twenty beers on offer, Hazella was the second most popular beer at the event.

Then new brewer Chris Fletcher came up with the idea of a ‘Nutella’ beer. When Andrew discovered that an old friend Bernie had just become a hazelnut farmer in Erica Vic, the deal was sealed.

Hazella is an imperial brown ale – mashed at high temperature to deliver a rich dextrinous wort. We then introduced freshly roasted, coarsely crushed Victorian hazel nuts supplied by Hazel Nut Valley. Hazella was then modestly dry hopped with Tasmanian Ella hops.

Hope you like it… we did!


 

SUPER RUSTY

BELGIAN AMBER ALE

“Bag Em Up!”


STATUSOut of Season


STRENGTH7.0% ABV


BITTERNESS23 IBUs


AVAILABILITYSold out – seasonal


AROMAStone fruit with hints of chocolate


COLOURDeep mahogany crowned with abundant tan head


FLAVOURAmple malt character lends itself to a luxe velvet-like palate, finished with a pleasant alcoholic warmth


DRINKING NOTES

Super rusty is made with a traditional Belgian abbey yeast – when treated with kindness, it produces peach, apricot and bubble-gum flavoured esters that add complexity to this beer.

What on Earth were we thinking?

If you’ve tried our ‘Rusty’ Belgian Pale Ale, you’ll recognize that Super Rusty is his older, wiser and more characterful brother.

A beautifully complex Belgian style amber ale, we’ve worked hard to minimise the phenolic flavours often expressed by this style of yeast.


 

BOOM!

XTRA PALE ALE

“Tick… Tick…”


STATUSOut of Season


STRENGTH5.1% ABV


BITTERNESS35 IBUs


AVAILABILITYOut of stock – seasonal


AROMADominated by citrus and pine hop oils


COLOURDeep amber


FLAVOURCitrus and pine hop character overlay a substantial malt base, with modest levels of peach and stone fruit esters


DRINKING NOTES

Boom! is made with a Scottish pale malted barley, and English ale yeast and over one pound per keg of aromatic Centenial American hops. Additional light kilned crystal malts were added for complexity and body.

We’ve been told by industry critics that the 2 Brothers fold has a reputation for malt driven beers, but with some recent evolutions in our conditioning processes, we hope that Boom! will break this paradigm.

We hope you enjoy this single batch ale.


 

SOUTHERN SUMMER

WHEAT LAGER

“Roll on Summer”


STATUSOut of Season


STRENGTH4.5% ABV


BITTERNESS18 IBUs


AVAILABILITYDraught only


AROMAGrassy with hints of citrus


COLOURGolden with light haze


FLAVOURLight maltiness


DRINKING NOTES

Made for it! Southern Summer is an easy drinking lager – designed with the warm weather in mind. Brewed with our special guests from Main St and Corner Store, this lager was brewed with wheat. Roll out the beach towel. Roll out the barrels.


 

LAZY BOY

EASY IPA

“Too Easy!”


STATUSNow Pouring


STRENGTH4.5% ABV


BITTERNESS32 IBUs


AVAILABILITYDraught only year round


AROMAStone fruit, pine, melon and hop resin


COLOURGolden copper, white head. Light yeast haze


FLAVOURA sessionably light palate, striking a delicate balance between malt and hop flavours and bitterness. Grapefruit and melon mid palate. Finishes with light lingering bitterness


DRINKING NOTES

It’s easier to skip out of math class and go surfing, easier to do your taxes next month. Sometimes life is about easy.

Lazy Boy celebrates the easy life. Showcasing the attributes of American IPAs, in a really sessionable format.

Easy to drink – but not so easy to make. Balance is what makes this beer so sessionable, but from the brewing side this can be challenging. Independant flavour characteristics including: bitterness, body, alcohol strength, hop flavour and malt sweetness need to harmonised.


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