Melbourne Craft Beerscapade
I took the opportunity back in September to go on a Craft Beerscapade to Melbourne for 5 days, as those that breeze over Craft Beerscapade on Facebook and Instagram would know. The main mission was to venture to a few of the more notable Craft Beer Bars and Breweries in Melbourne, which were either a short stroll or tram ride away.
I had plans on where I wanted to go, but nothing set in concrete regarding how or when I was going where! It’d been many, many years since I’d been to Melbourne and never actually stayed in the city itself. We had flown into Melbourne on Wednesday afternoon then taxied it to a motel, across the creek from Crown Casino, for what would be home base for the next 4 nights.
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Dogfish Head – Aprihop
“Off-centered ales for off-centered people” has been the motto for Dogfish Head Brewery as they push the boundaries for unique beers. Aprihop is one of their seasonal beers that has been around for 10 years now and obviously has a good following to last that long. It’s an India Pale Ale brewed with Apricot juice.
Aprihop pours a clear copper colour with a yellow/beige head with good lacing. It has a fresh fruity pine aroma with slight hints of apricot. Flavour wise it comes across tangy at the start but as you have more of it sweet rich caramel malts flavours come through. You don’t get a heavy apricot flavour in this beer, but it adds a twist to the flavour. It’s a mildly bitter well balanced hoppy beer.
Aprihop is certainly a good flavour twist on their IPA range!
ABV – 7.0%
Style – IPA
Sourced – Acland Cellars
Brewery – Dogfish Head Brewery