BACH – NZ IPA

Dec 10, 2019 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS, Uncategorized
// BACH // NZ IPA – 6.5%ABV

Pronounced ‘Batch’ – Our latest IPA creation comes off the back of brewer Chris’s recent trip to a small coastal town called Whangamata where he was stayed in a tiny beach shack …AKA – a batch 🏝.

As brewers and keen beer enthusiasts, one of the most enjoyable things to do on holidays is to try the local produce. In the case of New Zealand it’s always really exciting and intriguing as their variety of hops are completely unique. Common flavours and aromas that you’ll find are blackberry, gooseberry, honey-dew and even a white grape or white wine like character.

Bach is no exception to these traits with a big hit of blackberry and ribeena on the nose & hints of strawberries and cream hiding amongst the underlying grassy pine. Copper in colour with a subtle malt profile. It has a creamy summer berry flavour balanced with a herbaceous bitterness. The subtle malt profile lends to sessionability like no other. Be sure to don your jandals befor cracking one of these.

Double dry hopped with over 30kg of kiwi hops including Motueka and Riwaka with a bit of old faithful Mosaic thrown in!

Pay Day & Grapefruit Cans

Oct 30, 2019 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS, WHAT'S ON
// PAYDAY & GRAPEFRUIT CANS //

It was about time we put something hoppy in cans so we decided to double down 👊

After being available in bottle format since its inception, our award winning pale ale ‘Pay Day’ finally earned itself a much deserved run in cans. While we were at it we thought it was time to give what’s become a BeerHall favourite it’s first chance in packaged format, our Grapefruit IPA. Both are fresh off the canning line and available from the BeerHall today so get them while they’re fresh!

Expect to see them making their way around town in the coming weeks.

🍊🍊🍊🍻🍻🍻

SPACE Xpa

// SPACE Xpa // 5.2% ABV

The greatest & hardest working man in the brewhouse, Tommy, often tells us tales of his brother working for SpaceX along side the man himself, the Musk. Then out of nowhere, Andrew (one of the brothers) decides to tell us he worked as an aerospace engineer in Seattle (definitely working on shadow projects).
Feeling inadequate and contemplating our own existence as brewers, we brewed this Space XPA to fill the void – a hop driven tropical fruit bowl that satisfies our quest for more.

Available from the BeerHall from the 23rd of October. Only available in keg.

We hope you enjoy!

Voodoo CANS

Jul 4, 2019 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS, WHAT'S ON
Voodoo is now in can!

After years of discussions and requests with customers over our Moorabbin bar we’ve finally got round to doing something many have asked for – getting Voodoo into a packaged format.

Made true to its original recipe, this Voodoo has one slight change, it’s made with 150kg’s of reclaimed bread. This was accomplished through an alliance formed with Toast Ale – a brewery out of London who are dedicated to making beer from reclaimed bread that was otherwise headed for the bin. This presented some pretty fun challenges in the brew house….to say that we had ever intended to load up our mash tun with 150kg of bread would be just a little lie….Nonetheless it was nothing we couldn’t work through with a bit of elbow grease and some fine recommendations from the guys at Toast Ale.

We’re stoked with the result and proud to have been involved with such a great cause.

Available today from the BeerHall.

A Brief History of Guv…

class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-2073″ />With the upcoming release of our third edition of The Guvnor II series, we thought it was time to remind and clarify to everyone what this particular beer exploration is all about.

Originally brewed in 2011, we found our first ever batch of Guvnor being appreciated by beer lovers from all around. Later that year we put the beer to the test at the Australian International Beer Awards and were fortunate enough to take out the champion beer award in the scotch ale and barley wine category.

After enjoying the success this beer brought us, we thought it was fitting that for our 10th anniversary we re-brew The Guv………but this time doing things a little differently.

Brewed in May of 2017, this batch of Guvnor or ‘The Guvnor II’ as it soon became known, was set to become the horcrux of beers (apologies if you’re not familiar with Harry Potter). Following fermentation, the beer was split into 4 separate parts with the idea that each part would endure some form of variable. In other words, we wanted to put each part of Guvnor to the test and see how it would change and develop relevant to its environment over a period of time.

Another big part of this project was being able to ensure we took care of the ageing process from start to finish. By doing this we knew we could deliver the beer we wanted you to enjoy with no further ageing required. This doesn’t mean you can’t store or cellar, you definitely can! All you’ll be doing is more good drinking in name of some quality experimentation!

Part 1 we left in new French oak for 6 months, Part 2 experienced a year on our mezzanine in Starward whisky barrels and Part 3, our latest release and arguably the most exciting so far, has been aging for 2 years on our Beer Hall mezzanine in 1792 bourbon barrels brought over from the heart of bourbon country, Kentucky.

What makes this particular release so ‘special’ for lack of a better word was the devastation that occurred to the 1792 barrel house mid-last year. The entire structure collapsed and the company lost a large portion of its bourbon and consequently its barrels.

Fortunately for us we were lucky to have acquired a couple of these barrels at an earlier date, we can only hope this beer does justice to all that lost bourbon!

As with all our Guvnor releases, these are very hands on projects requiring countless hours from the brewers and team here at 2 Brothers. Part 3 is no different and is a particularly limited batch with just 30 cases to service our entire wholesale market and BeerHall customers.

As always, we recommend enjoying these out of a brandy balloon or snifter having been stored at room temperature.

If you’re lucky enough to have a few on hand, don’t be afraid to store them in a cool dark place and enjoy them in years to come. Part 3 available next Thursday from the BeerHall, Cheers from everyone here at 2 Brothers.

1792 Barrel House Collapse: here

Dave’s IPA

Feb 27, 2019 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS, WHAT'S ON
Reminiscent of an early 2000’s new idea cut out, we like to think this cardboard feature of Dave shows not only his level of excitement for our latest IPA creation, but everyone down here at the BeerHall.

Inspired by a few of his favourite IPA’s over the journey, the brewers got to work using a blend of Kiwi & US hops paired with a backbone of ale, munich, wheat and a touch of crystal malt. This was particularly exciting for us as we set about using strains of hops we had not yet used in the brewhouse. We’re stoked with the end result and we’ve had some pretty awesome feedback over the bar.

Still fresh in the brite tank, come and grab yourself a pint! 🍻🍻

Tasting Notes: Pouring a light sunset orange in the glass, Dave’s IPA first hits you with a array of tropical and pacific notes, think gooseberry, sweet grape and some stone-fruit. The first sip is resinous stone-fruit and passionfruit with berry sweetness followed by a pallet fullness due to the 6.2% ABV and the copious round of dry-hopping this baby endured. We’re proud of it! A Pan Pacific Kiwi IPA – it’s a hybrid just like Dave! Hops: Motueka, Simcoe, Amarillo – Cool double dry hopped for your pleasure.

Kung Foo Cans

Nov 8, 2018 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS, WHAT'S ON
Yep, after months of hard work, we are stoked to be able to bring you this mighty beer in a can.

Has anything Changed?
Absolutely nothing has changed to this beer… It’s the same Kung Foo we’ve been brewing at our Moorabbin Brewery for years. The only difference is it’s now available in the icy cold, thirst quenching, Australian summer, backyard cricket, BBQ best friend, camping essential, CAN format.

Low Gluten?
Kung-Foo has always been a low-gluten product due to the beer being made with a good portion of rice and as a result less malted barley in the beer. Over the years we became aware that a lot of people enjoy Kung Foo for this reason, so we thought why not celebrate it by stating it on the can and making it clear to anyone who can’t enjoy a regular all-malt beer, that maybe Foo is the right choice for them!

For more info on Foo’s low-gluten story, head to Foo Facts

Can Format
Kung Foo will be available in 375ml cans, a touch bigger than our 330ml bottles. It will be sold in 4 packs and cases of 16.

Availability
Cans will be heading out across Melbourne this week. We recommend heading to your usual stockists, otherwise please contact us directly through beer@2brothers.com.au

The Guvnor II Part 2: Starward Whisky Barrels

Part 2, our latest release from the second edition of our barley wine The Guvnor, has been sitting quietly away in the BeerHall for the past 12 months. If you’ve visited in that time you might have noticed a few barrels resting quietly right atop of the mezzanine. Some asked if they were for display, others just nodded in silence, as if they knew that patience was the only answer they would receive for any questions asked.

Since then, time and temperature have worked their wonders and what we’re left with is something pretty special. The barrels the barley wine were extracting from and mellowing in were those from Starward Distillery, the award winning, multi spirit producing distillery located in Port Melbourne (it’s a great spot to check out if you haven’t already).

Showing wonderful wooded characteristics with some smooth sherry notes, accentuated by the higher end whisky overtones. This one is best served between friends at room temperature in a fine glass or goblet, ideally matched with a dram of Starward Whisky.

*Each release is bottled in black glass, perfect for shielding it from any risk of light damage, making this beer perfect for ageing for countless years to come. Store it as you would a fine red wine. Over time this beer will age to become more intricate and refined, taking on more liqueur and sherry like characteristics.

RAW IPA

Jun 26, 2018 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS, WHAT'S ON
Amongst the current storm that is IPA there is always the calm and beauty of the beer that takes it back to where it all began (modern times). None other than the American IPA.

Our latest BeerHall release pays homage to the simplicity and beauty of the original style by creating what we think is a delicious unfiltered,unfined, raw and to the point IPA.
Citra, Chinook, Amarillo and Cascade were used late in the boil and heavy in the dry hop to give the beer its characteristic West Coast flavour. Citrus, stone fruit, pine and resin are some of the flavours and aromas you can expect to hit the palate. Medium to high bitterness is accompanied by a soft caramel malt finish that melds nicely with the resin hop character. Not overly high in alcohol, RAW comes in at 5.8% ABV, allowing room for maybe that extra glass you wouldn’t have otherwise had.

Currently only serving at the BeerHall, you can expect to see this single batch at limited venues around Melbourne from next week onwards.

We hope you enjoy our tribute to the O.G of beers, the classic American IPA!

Cheers

Hop Harvest – Ungespundet

Mar 26, 2018 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS, WHAT'S ON
Ungespundet sounds like so many things other than a beer. Nevertheless, it is indeed a style of beer and it’s a style that has been appreciated for so long that maybe, like us, you questioned your status of beer nerd for never having heard of it.

To define, Ungespundet or ‘unbunged’ is an Upper Franconian style Kellerbier, one of the oldest and most traditional beer styles still being brewed in one of the oldest brewing regions in the world”. In the words of the beer god Michael Jackson (not the pop god) it’s “the unfiltered German Lager of your dreams. A true taste of Germany’s fast-vanishing artisanal tradition”.

With that in mind and with our Head Brewer (Ben) generously volunteering to spend his holidays doing copious amounts of liquid research on the other side of the world, we thought why not bring this style home and add a twist to it.

Knowing that harvest season was just around the corner, we saw an ideal opportunity to marry this natural style lager with fresh wet hops straight off the bine. So off went Ben at the crack of dawn to Hop Products Australia to pick up a metric truck load of fresh Ella hops.

The fresh cones were then added into the brew within hours of being picked to impart some very nice rich resin and green hop character. The result is a lager that brings taste and character like nothing we’ve ever made before. Fermented on the cold side under atmospheric pressure (unbunged), this beer is completely unfiltered and unfined. Warm amber to light red in colour and lower in carbonation than your typical lager allows the drinker to be more sensitive to the rich malt balance in the beer. The addition of the fresh Ella hop brings a lingering green hop taste that coats the back palate and stays long after you’ve downed that last stein!

Big thanks to the team at Hop Products Australia for all their hard work and allowing us access to their fresh produce!

Cheers

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