Beer description: Hops are the name of the game with a Double IPA, but we knew we had to take it one step further. With Hop Bullet, we’re using a new technique, hitting the beer with a double-barreled blast of Magnum hops and lupulin dust- pure, concentrated hop flavour- directly into the tank to emphasize the intense pine and citrus flavours of classic West Coast hops.
Beer description: Little brings more satisfaction than beating yanks at their own game. Pale, biscuit and caramel malts add Australian stubbornness to a classic, overbearing U.S. hop bill. Proving that we can make a strategic alliance work when it suits, this bilateral ale is all Aussie at heart.
Beer description: Without even knowing we’ve progressed from tinned pineapple slices to canned IPA fruit bombs! Through the golden haze you’ll get hit with a creamy body, QLD pineapple and tropical hop flavours. We’ve kept the bitterness on the low side with a lasting fruit finish. Drink this fresh!
Beer description: This beer is an IPA that has been fermented with a huge amount of freshly picked local raspberries. As with all of the Mayday Hills range the beer has been fermented with only Brettanomyces in our oak Foeder. Once close to dry it was moved to a stainless fermenter where the fresh raspberries were added and secondary fermentation took place.
Rather than make a simple fruit driven beer we decided to use an IPA recipe for this beer as our own local take on the tropical fruit IPA craze of late. The tartness provided by the fruits acidity works perfectly with the typical Brett characters, and it is our hope that the big hop notes work in harmony with the raspberry aroma and flavour.
The Raspberries come from local grower Henry Hilton and his immaculate farm Snowline Fruits, located on the road between Stanley and Myrtleford. Having added a whopping 150kg of fresh, locally sourced raspberries the beer pours a stunning rosey orange colour. Mayday Hills Raspberry is a 100% Brettanomyces ale fermented in our American Oak Foeder. Brewed with a relatively light IPA malt base it really lets the raspberries and hops shine through with just a hint of Brett funk.
The aroma is dominated by strong raspberry notes, rock melon and fruit wine. A smooth bitterness is followed by the unmistakable ripe raspberry flavour and mild acidity, cleansing the palate and leaving you wanting more.
If your ideal weekend
involves indulging in quality beer, live music and delicious food, then mark
the 24th and 25th of March 2018 in your calendars for the fourth annual High
Country Hops Festival.
Held at the Bridge Road
Brewery in Beechworth Victoria, the festival is all about celebrating the craft
beer produced after the yearly hops harvest along the picturesque High Country
Launching at the festival, is
the first Australian Wet Hop Craft beer. Festival Founder Ben Kraus said this
type of beer can only be produced once a year, making it a unique festival
experience each and every year.
“The hop growing season is
from November through to March, as the hop plant goes dormant over winter.
“Due to fresh hops needing to
be dried once picked, brewers only have a 24 hour window to create this
particular product to ensure a fresher and hoppier flavour.
“This means that within a
month of picking the hops, the beer will be released and people can taste the
flowers of the year,” said Ben.
Ben said that each harvest creates unique
characteristics and since the hops haven’t been processed or pelletized, the
beer will contain more of the essential oils and aromatic qualities of the
The High Country Hops
Festival was first developed as a way to bring together the craft brewers and
hop growers of the High Country Region, which is known for its beautiful
scenery, unparalleled bike paths and of course, its renowned artisan breweries.
This year for the first time,
all eight brewers in the region will be showcasing their products; so get ready
to sip on a range of craft beers from Black Dog Brewery, Blizzard Brewing
Company, Bright Brewery, King River Brewing, Rutherglen
Brewery, Social Bandit
Brewing Co. Sweetwater Brewing Company and of course Bridge Road Brewery, who
just had their pale ale place 9th in Gab’s Hottest 100 Craft Beers.
Promising to be a
fun filled event for all ages, The High Country Hops Festival prides itself on
being the perfect destination not only for beer lovers, but also for families,
young couples and holiday-makers alike.
Attractions include both a
petting zoo and jumping castle for the little ones, whilst the adults can enjoy
treats such as hop flavoured gin and beer ice-cream; making it the perfect
excuse for a pre-Easter day out.
To round off the
festivities, there will be an abundance of local food producers and a standout
music lineup including performances from The Beez (Saturday) and The Kissin’ Cousins(Sunday).
Beer description: Super fresh, super smooth, Super Juicy New England style IPA. The forecast is tropical with a slight haze, thanks to a sneaky dash of Hop Hash. Big stonefruit, citrus and tropical flavours dominate with no bitterness in sight for a cruisy finish.