Hi Nigel and Murray here! We have tasted a number of the beers with Simon and Tim at Tumut River Brewing Co and it was a hard decision, but we have hand picked the following beers based on their flavour profile and because they were some of the freshest beers we could get. ENJOY!
Our Blonde is a great session beer with an amazing aroma thanks to copious amounts of US Citra hops. Light in colour but full strength, this beer will appeal to those who truly appreciate a strong American style hoped beer.
Inspired by traditional English Red Ales. Tim got addicted to these beers years ago at a wedding and insisted on one for Tumut River Brewing Co. It only seemed fair that since Tim loved this type of beer so much and Tim is by all accounts a Redneck, it should be his Redneck Ale.
Our Aussie (Australian) Ale was to be our un-named beer but it was so damn Aussie that we just had to call it out Aussie Ale. It is a draught beer at 26-IBU. It's golden brown in colour and sparingly hopped with Australian cascade. It's full of flavour but easy enough to drink...It's the perfect "chill out drink". You can have just one or half a dozen. Funnily enough our Aussie Ale started its life as a version of our blonde, it wasn't what we were looking for in that beer but as it developed it became too good to let go of.
Squealing Pig APA
Our Squealing Pig APA is a fairly traditional American Pale Ale. Big hops, Big Bitter and a balanced malt profile. If you like big American Beers this should be right up your alley. Possibly our most contrversial beer to date. If you like it, you LOVE it and if you don't....You really don't.
Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy Pale Ale
When producing an Australian pale ale single hopped with Australian Galaxy the nerd in us had to come out. Enter Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy! Hitchhiker's is a more complex beer than the flavour may lead you to believe but that’s the beauty of a well-designed complex beer, it’s not complex to drink. So the next time you find yourself trapped in the airlock of a ship in the Vogon constructor fleet, Don’t Panic, grab your towel, have a beer and prey that our infinite improbability drive managers to keep us from getting sued....
Deliverance Red IPA
Let's be honest Red IPA’s are all the rage at the moment and while we like to think of ourselves as immune to peer pressure we really like them… So we decided to whip one up. We did try to keep our independence though. We have taken the malt base (more or less) from our Redneck Ale then bittered and hopped the heck out of it! Only we’ve used some really unique new hops which has created a surprisingly mellow but prominent hop profile. You’ll get hints of mango and citrus with a strong malt backbone. It’s a unique and very drinkable beer. So what do you get when you cross our redneck ale with an IPA and Americanise it with a heap of hops… Can anyone else hear banjo’s playing?
Wallaces Pilsner ABV: 5%
A Bohemian Pilsner with rounded malt character, biscuity and toasty. Prominent use of traditional Czech Saaz hops to create a spicy/herbal profile. Elevated bitterness helps to balance the malt, leaving this Pilsner crisp and refreshing.
Seven Star Pale Ale ABV: 5%
Style: American Pale Ale - Fresh and aromatic style. A blend of American and Australian hops highlights a balance of citrus and tropical fruits. Backed by a toasted malt profile, this pale ale finishes clean and dry with a subtle lingering bitterness.
Saison ABV: 5.7%
One of our seasonal beers that is put out in spring and summer. A traditional Saison with a Belgium Yeast strain, citrusy flavours and a spicy profile which makes this beer very approachable beer. Goes great with food.
Bandicoot Amber Ale ABV: 5.0%
An American style Amber Ale with a generous hop profile using centennial and cascade hops all the way. this beer is nicely balanced with a good amount of caramel notes and is not over the top so brings you a nice easy drinking beer to enjoy.
Turon Widow IPA ABV: 6.2%
Style: American IPA - Big hop profile! Exclusive use of classic American hops provides bursts of grapefruit, pine and resin. With a generous malt backbone, this IPA finishes clean, dry and bitter
Durham House Porter ABV: 6.2%
Rich chocolate with smoked malts and triple A grade vanilla bean using lactose instead of dextrose gives this beer a residual sweetness. Very well balanced and layered beer.
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Sailors Grave Tasting Notes
Down She Gose 4.8% ABV
Short Version: Bright creamy and crisp – an easy drinking wheat beer with an ocean tang. Brewed with locally harvested seaweed and salt
Long Version: An heirloom style of beer, the Gose (pronounced GO-zuh ) has history stretching back 1000 years to the town of Goslar in Germany, Dry, golden and subtly tart, it has a delicate ocean tang and is extremely sessionable and thirst quenching.
Pale straw gold in colour with a fluffy white head, our Gose tones back the salt and acidity to a balanced and thirst-quenching level that is accessible to all pallettes. We use a combination of Pilsner, wheat and acidulated malts, with subtle mineral & citrus notes and an ocean tang. We use salt harvested from the ocean in front of our farm and add locally sourced seaweed (Ulva Compressa – very similar to Sea Lettuce) for a minerally marine touch. This is one for the beach, and great for anyone who appreciates a lighter bodied refreshing beer that finishes dry and smooth.
Drowned Man IPA 4.8% ABV
Short Version: Crisp and juicy, Drowned Man has a biscuity malt base and creamy mouthfeel. Dry and refreshing with tropical / stone fruit, pine and black tea, plus some citrus, floral and peach aroma.
Long Version: A hybrid style that takes the thirst-quenching sessionability of a Pale Ale and adds the complexity and character of IPA hop aromas and flavours. It lacks the aggressive bittering of a standard IPA allowing for a more easy-going drinking experience. Drowned Man is a rich honeyed gold with a clean crisp malt profile rounded out with an addition of un-malted oats. It is finishes dry but has an almost creamy mouth feel and a subtle, thirst quenching bitterness. Hefty dry-hopping with Australian and US hops add tropical / stone fruit juiciness plus citrus and black tea with a little resinous pine along for the ride. This is a beer equally at home in a sweltering summer campground as it is around the table paired with charcuterie and antipasti.
Southern Right Ale 4.7% ABV
Short Version: Super dry and malty with subtle earthiness and tobacco aroma. An amber beer that is crisp and refreshing enough for a hot Summer’s day
Long Version: A beer inspired by the rich malt profile of French farmhouse beers and the clean crisp character of German Altbier. This is a great style for those drinkers looking for a quaffable beer on the maltier end of the flavour spectrum. Pouring copper bronze in colour with an off-white head, a combination of Pilsner and specialty malts adds slight caramel, biscuit and roasty character to this malt-driven beer. A long period of cool conditioning and plenty of noble hops create a clean and very crisp beer with subtle tobacco notes and a dry and bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing enough for summer, yet flavourful enough to match with rich meat dishes - this is a year round pleaser.
Dry hopped Raspberry & Elderflower Grisette 4.3% ABV
Short Version: Grisette brewed with foraged elderflowers and Picnic Point Farm raspberries. Dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc. A blend of earthy and aromatic with aromas of fresh raspberry, elderflower and vinous hop character. Creamy, dry and very drinkable.
Long Version: A dry and spicy Grisette brewed with raspberries from Picnic Point Farm and locally foraged Elderflowers. Beautiful pale pink colour with a mix of earthy, spicy and raspberry aroma. Not an estery farmhouse this beer is very dry and creamy with a spicy phenolic character softened by subtle raspberry. Dry hopping with Hallertau Blanc complements the elderflower with white wine-like aroma. Smash on a hot day or sip it at the end of a long one.
Milky Way: Custard Apple Milk Berliner Weisse 4% ABV
Short Version: Our Homage to the ubiquitous Japanese fermented milk drink Calpis, our interpretation is a kettle soured milk and custard apple Berliner Weisse. Creamy, tart and extremely moreish
Long Version: Our Homage to the ubiquitous Japanese fermented milk drink Calpis. For years bright young things in Japan have been adding Calpis to their beers, our interpretation of this phenomenon is a kettle soured milk and custard apple Berliner Weisse. Creamy, tart and extremely moreish
Breakfast Stout 5% ABV
Packed to the 500ml brim with earl-aye morning essentials! Oats, milk sugar, a touch of vanilla and cinnamon and a hit of coffee - Ethiopian Sidamo Werka, an heirloom variety coffee micro-roasted by our old friends at Genovese We have also incorporated a little Lark Whisky barrel oakaging for good measure.View full product details