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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Just a quick shout out to a new Brissy Beer site!
Salt Dick IPA
A collaboration beer between the two breweries, this beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white bubbly head that sticks around. It has a tropical citrus aroma due to the use of the UK Pilgrim hops and the new Aussie Enigma hops. It has a nice flavour balance of malt and hops, not overly bitter (not heavily hopped). Quite a sessional ale with a sweet lingering aftertaste.
A unique name for a beer – nothing phallic – it’s actually an Afrikaners term (in this case) for someone (or something) that has one foot (brewer) in the UK and the other foot (brewer) in South Africa (Australia) and their dick dangling in the ocean. Fortunately the bottles artwork doesn’t show the third leg!
ABV – 6.0%
Style – India Pale Ale (IPA)
Sourced from – The Wine Emporium
Brewery – BrewCult
Dogfish Head Brewery Indian Brown Ale
This beer comes from a unique US brewery in Delaware as one of their year round brews. One of my favourite US breweries even though this is only the second beer I’ve tried of theirs (with two more in the kegerator). It was their TV series Brew Masters for me that did it, which showed the extent that brewer Sam Calagione went to brew unique quality beers.
This Indian Brown Ale pours a very dark brown reddish almost black colour with a creamy head that reduces down to leave a foam ring around the glass edge. The roasted malts give a sweet chocolate caramel aroma and that continues on into the taste with hints of sweetness of brown sugar with fruity hops. A full bodied beer with a smooth mouthfeel.
A quality dark beer full of flavour.
Sourced from – Queensplaza Wine & Beer
Brewery – Dogfish Head Brewery