Two Metre Tall Huon Dark Apple Ale
From the brewer:
“The Huon region directly south of Hobart is where Tasmania earned the reputation as the ‘Apple Isle’. But apples in a beer? Wanting acidity to ‘freshen’ the beer and increase its drinkability and capacity to cellar, we thought apples would be best applied to the strong flavors of dark ales. The result is well worth discovery. It is our ‘red wine’ of ale and we recommend it be served in a wine glass, at room temperature with the meat dishes and cheeses normally accompanying such wines.
Our Huon Dark Apple Ale starts as a rich and robust dark ale fermented with brewer’s yeast. We then add up to 25% whole apple juice from Tasmania’s pristine Huon Valley (or “Apple-HQ” as we like to call it!) and re-ferment with a selected champagne yeast. Extended tank maturation pre-bottling, a third fermentation in bottle and, preferably, months of bottle-age completes a very individual ale of extremely complex character. This ale truly is a ‘uniquely Tasmanian experience’ and can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring by developing more complexity with age.”