Special Batches & Collaborations

Every now and then we release one-off, special batch, limited release beers. We also like to collaborate with like-minded souls - it's part of our DNA. Grab one while you can. They never last long.

March 2020

Juniper Juice

Gin Infused Sour Ale

We’ve taken our two favourite things – gin and beer – and combined them to produce the ultimate level of refreshment… a spruced up version of our Tropical Sour Ale.

It layers a complex array of botanicals over a tart and refreshing sour beer base. This is more than just the sum of two Brisbane-based beverage creators; it’s a Gin Beer that transcends preconceptions, challenges the tastebuds and will leave you refreshed on the most humid of Queensland days.

Taste the Tropics.

Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Cardamom, Mandarin, Cinnamon Bark, Nerolina, Lemon Scented Ironbark, Pepperberry.

ABV: 4.2%

Available: March 2020

November 2020

Humulus Olfactory Project Single Hops Brew

Ale

Humulus Olfactory Project

 

Meet the Hops

If you are a little lost about the difference of the hops and need a bit of hint, we have added some notes on the hops used.

ECLIPSE® HPA-016

An Australian Hop that is described as bursting with sweet mandarin, citrus peel and fresh pine needles.

ZAPPA

Zappa hailing from New Mexico (mostly) is described as having unique spiciness, coupled with full-on mango, backed by sharp citrus, delightful savoury and strong deciduous pine characteristics.

ARIANA

A German Hop that is described as providing blackberries, blackcurrant, peach, pear and tropical fruits.

NECTARON® HORT4337

Delivered from New Zealand it has been described to displayed high levels of tropical fruit characters of pineapple and passionfruit as well as peach and grapefruit.

  • Strong Ale

    ABV 6.5%

February 2020

Salt of the Earth

Pickled Pilsner

The Great Southern Land, where it never rains but it pours. An ancient country with fragile balance, fostering people of resilience and communities forced to the very edges of survival. Our land is a mess, due in no small part to our own ignorance. Now is the time for change, but we may already be too late.

The fourth edition of our partnership with Loop Growers see us utilizing the scraps of our environment for the common good. Desalinated water from Seqwater with a skerrick of a Summer crop from Loop; cucumbers. We pickled the cucumbers in house using endogenous lactobacillus. What results is a re-salinated Pickled Pilsner with a super refreshing aroma and a salty, tangy afterglow.

A pretty pickle!

ABV: 4.5%

Available: February 2020

February 2020

Vampyre Lovers

Red IPA

Our monstrous creatives are born not from our greatest fears, but our most human instincts. A Jungian archetype of rebellion, festering within the oppression of conservatism. An explosion of punk counter-culture was the outcome, a serendipitous inevitability of bucolic Brisbane. For the love of Vampires, craving not the expulsion of life but a modicum of humanity. The ultimate salve was Akasha, the non-dimensional holographic imprint of a perfect form.

It’s a little-known fact that Vampires are massive hop heads. A tipping of our hat to Brisbane punk rock band Vampyre Lovers, we teamed up with Sydney legends Akasha, to drive hop flavour on a blood-red malt base. Two new hop varieties Sabro and Bru-1 bring a cavalcade of pineapple, coconut, vanilla and passionfruit flavours. A totally new experience in hops. It’s a complex beast, with extra bite.

My last sunrise!

ABV: 8.0%

Available: February 2020

December 2019

Electric Circus

Cherry Cola Sour

Roll up! Roll up! For all the fun of the fair. The Electric Circus is in town, and its brought a menagerie for your enjoyment.

Brouhaha and Newstead have joined forces to bring you an old school Cherry Cola Sour. It’ll dazzle your senses and leave you spellbound wondering “how did they do that?”

A cavalcade of sweet and toasted malts sets the platform for a sour twang which has been refermented on dark cherries. On top of this, home-made cola shines through, an amalgam of cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, kola nut, coca nibs, bitter orange peel, vanilla, oranges, lemons and limes.

Combined, it’s an old style cola, with a dry finish and a zippy tang.

ABV: 5.6%

Available: December 2019

December 2019

[working title] Ripened

Wild Cider

RIPENED was elicited via mixed culture, barrel fermentation of apple juice, cherries, strawberry, blackberries, banana and grapefruit.

This intensely sour cider is all wild at heart, with a beautiful bright pink colour and complimentary vanillins and oak character coming from a mixture of bourbon and white wine barrels.

RIPENED is a project celebrating the intrigue of barrels, blending and odd-fermentation for unique and ephemeral outcome. Wild ideas, blended to taste, released when the time is right.

ABV: 7.3%

Available: December 2019

November 2019

Fennel French Ale

Fennel French Ale

As the old saying goes, ‘You reap what you sow’. Loop Growers is a bio-intensive, chemical-free, market garden, just 30km from our brewery. Local farmers, working with local restaurants to turn waste into want, with a range of seasonal, nutrient-loaded vegies.

We’ve planted a range of seasonal beers, designed as fresh crops come to harvest, in collaboration with Loop, to grow a better understanding of waste management and local farming, right at your back door.

This third release in the series celebrates fresh and roasted fennel from the Loop farm in a light, refreshing saison style beer for summer. As often occurs with farmhouse beer styles, malts and hops take a small backseat and, while not actually brewed with a saison yeast, the saison-like effect is reconstructed via the complement of mild UK yeast esters with spicy and earthy Fennel character.

ABV: 4.8%

Available: November 2019

November 2019

The Art Series #1 Sodamouf

Soda Ale

Artistic translation through exploratory beer. Sodamouf is the precipitation of a deep passion for pop-nightmare. Attractively gruesome characters, set in a candied reality. Just like this Soda Ale.

This first instalment sees us team up with Sodamouf; a local graffiti artist known for his iconic pop-nightmare style. Based off his design, the brewing team developed a Soda Ale. Not technically a style, it endeavours to produce a sherbet-like hop aroma, with a light, fizzy mouthfeel. We used hibiscus and blackberries to drive a pinkish hue, without extracting too much fruity flavour. Delicate and tart, it’s perfect for peering into a world borne of pink and black.

May 2018

A Long Story

Wheat Strong Ale

Building the longest cantilevered bridge in Australia and building straight into a cliff face is a daunting task for even the most daring of Bradfields. A feat of Brisbane ingenuity and guts, in the midst of the Great Depression, The Story Bridge is the bold and striking big brother of the Brisbane riverscape.

Many Brewers would consider using 100% wheat malt a dumb choice, and they’re not wrong. We even broke the lauter tun and had to shut down production for a few days. Friendships were tested, limits were pushed but what resulted is something truly unique. We even chucked it in some Old Forester bourbon barrels for good measure. Its a cacophony of oak, vanilla, raisins, chocolate and coconut.

Available: May 2018.

  • Strong

    ABV 7.2%

  • Barrel

    IBU 18

  • Bourbon

    EBC 79

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