MALT SHOVEL MAD BREWERS
SUMMER 2012 LIMITED RELEASE
Oh those Lazy days of the hot Australian summer. It can mean only one thing…. you guessed it, another limited release beer from those crazy Malt Shovel Mad Brewers. Having focussed their energy on brewing plenty of the finest James Squire beers for the Christmas and New Year festivities, come February it’s time to have a little fun with our summer release. At my urging, this year they have turned their attention to the wheat beer style, but typically it is not a classic wheat style that will be offered up by our Mad Brewers team.
Brewers Rob Freshwater and Dayton Coffey have combined to craft a wheat beer with serious attitude. The name says it all. Hefeweizen, is a traditional German wheat beer style, “hefe” being a prefix meaning yeast (some yeast retained).
Our Hoppy Hefe however, is a cloudy wheat beer brewed with an outrageous late hop addition creating a strong fruity -citrus hop aroma. While also taking some inspiration for extremes from those “beardy-weirdy” American hop-head brewers, our team, as usual, were not content to follow the plan and stick to using only U.S. hops, nor to use traditional German wheat yeast.
So get ready for a beer with a difference.
The result of their labours is a 7% alcohol by volume mongrel of a wheat beer with no claim to nationality, but one that will happily back pack its way around Australia this summer, while stocks last.
Mad Brewers Hoppy Hefe is presented in its usual 12 x 640ml bottle, per case format and will be available in selected good liquor stores nationally from 14 February 2012, for a limited time only. It will also be available on tap at the James Squire Brewhouses and Brewbars plus a number of selected bar accounts in each state.
The 640ml bottle is the perfect size to share with a friend over a meal and our brewers recommend you try this beer with a spicy Gumbo, a spicy Seafood Paella or for the more timid, perhaps with Chilli Mud Crabs.
Recommended retail price is $79.99 per case and $9.99 per bottle.
Only 8,700 cases have been bottled so make sure you get some straight away.