[working title] Solera Stout 9.9%
Every now and then, against the odds, something surprisingly different takes a hold and confounds the critics; like electric scooters, or sushi. Sometimes it holds on so hard it changes a place forever. Real beer has put down roots in this town, squeezing its way up between the cracks in the global-brewing pavement, and casting a lot more shade than predicted. Like its deciduous namesake, this Red Ale has bloomed again.
Hops and malt; a simple combination with an infinite array of outcomes. Here, malt depth, driven by toasted and caramel malts, is applied to a citrus and pine-y hop load, resulting in an intriguing interplay of dried fruits, toffee and rich cocoa.
24 x 375mL.