If you can count all the beer styles you know on one hand, you’re missing out. With summer in full swing, let’s open up our minds, and palates, to these interesting beer styles - particularly suited to sunshine, laying on the grass and light and fresh food that can be found at our High Country Breweries.
Perfect Summer Beers
A delicate Belgian inspired white ale, light and refreshing with subtle orange-zest and coriander, this beer is Summer!
This golden light bodied pale ale has a hint of sweetness and citrus fruit. Fermented with a slightly funky Belgian yeast this beer provides full mouthfeel and a crisp yet fruity taste. With Tropical hops added to the end of fermentation, this little ale has a tangy finish.
Using Crystal hops to create a clean crisp ale, this brew throws slight citrus, passion fruit aromas with restrained spice. A very session-able beer, perfect on sun-drenched days in the mountains.
This tasty number is unique, light straw in colour, with a bright white head. The citrus character combined with grassy hop flavours make this a fantastic food beer.
Inspired by the late 19th-century crystal ales (that Wangaratta was famous for), this is an easy drinking and refreshing ale with a crisp, earthy flavour with balanced sweetness.
Drifter is a new world lager brewed with local hops grown just down the Great Alpine Road. A bright golden beer with a touch of malt sweetness with a nice kick of citrus and melon aromas.
A Bohemian Pilsner with rounded malt character, biscuity and toasty, with 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, perfect to while away an afternoon in the sun.
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Hungry for more?
From a run down, lonely hut in the hills to Mt Hotham’s most exciting new lunch destination. Think scrumptious soups and curries, local pastries, divine coffee, an inviting selection of beer and wine – and you don’t even have to leave the slopes!
For those loving the summer vibes, a little preview of some High Country favourites with outdoor dining!
Billson’s Brewery and Mitta Mitta Brewing Co. have officially joined the High Country Brewery Trail! The newcomers bring fresh, new perspectives on beer, fantastic (and very different) venues and a swag of delicious beers to try. For those with a passion for history, Billson’s will surely satisfy, and for those interested in sustainability and finding that ‘taste of place,’ Mitta Mitta is your next stop.