Birra del Borgo / Dogfish Head – My Atonia
I’ve had this beer sitting in the fridge for a few months now waiting for the right moment to pop the top, and for no real reason it seemed the right time! It’s an Imperial Pilsner collaboration between Italian brewer Birra del Borgo and Dogfish Head and bottled in Birra del Borgo’s unique bulbous 750ml bottles.
Pouring into the glass is a bright golden fluid with a light haziness and a full white foamy head. Sweet aromas emanating from the glass is fresh citrus – lemon, grassy and light grains. There are grainy flavours with the bitterness backing of the hops providing the citrus and piney taste. Mouth feel comes across smooth and fizzy.
A nice refreshing beer with a bit of an alcohol punch towards the end of the bottle.
ABV – 7.5%
Style – Imperial Pilsner
Sourced – The Vine
Brewery – Birra del Borgo / Dogfish Head
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