Granite Belt Brewery – IRA
Stanthorpe, Queensland wine capital is the home from where this beer came from – Granite Belt Brewery – IRA (Irish Red Ale).
This ale pours a dark copper reddish colour, not t real frothy head that quickly drops away to lace the edge of the glass. Low carbonation. Aroma is sweet with notes of honey caramels, floral and spice. Has a light bitterness finish, sweet balanced caramel flavour. A smooth light bodied beer – Nice easy drinking sessional ale from an area dominated by wine.
I have another 5 Granite Belt Brewery brews that I’ll road test in the up coming weeks!
ABV – 5.0%
Style – Irish Ale
Granite Belt Brewery
Brewery – Granite Belt Brewery
This beer comes from a relatively new brewery, in Queensland’s Great Southeast,
Scenic Rim Brewery – Digga’s Pale Ale
at Boonah – Scenic Rim Brewery. In operation for around 12 months now, this is one of two beers that they brew. “This brew pays homage to our forefathers who worked and fought hard to build this country, let alone their thirst.”
Digga’s pours a gold colour with good carbonation. The head is quite large, light and fluffy that settles to a low creamy head with good lacing
From the glass you get a yeasty citrus aroma, hints of grapefruit and lemon. A nice bitterness taste, not a high hopped beer, with fruits and hints of spice in the flavour.
Overall a neat sessional ale, could see it going down a treat drinking this in the beer garden on warmer day at the Mount Alford Hotel or like!
ABV – 4.5%
Style – Pale Ale
Sourced – Mount Alford Hotel
Brewery – Scenic Rim Brewery