After a gnarly dessert inspired nitro? Cop this…
Our Maple Raspberry Waffle Thickshake was brewed with pale, honey and biscuit malts, plus a sprinkling of oats.
Nutmeg and cinnamon lend fragrance to the boil, with fermenter additions of vanilla bean, organic maple syrup, and raspberry purée heralding the beer’s diner-shop muse.
It pours caramel brown with a pinkish glow. Aromas of maple-cream pie and biscuit waft from the collar, which settles marshmallow white. To drink, it’s über smooth, showing more maple, tart berries, and a clean, malty finish.
When brew ingredient suppliers, Cryer Malt, stopped by PL Perth a few weeks back, we grabbed some cool gear off ‘em and brewed this bold b’day IPA…
The grain comes courtesy of German maltsters, Bestmalz, and it’s a pretty sturdy blend. We shot for an OG west coast chassis (which is a little beefier) hence the addition of Dark Wheat Malt.
On a hop front, experimental variety ‘HBC-630’ from Yakima Chief Hops packs a unique punch, while Aussie staple, Citra, plays a supporting role.
It pours golden with a creamy head. Expect aromas of stewed apricots and sweet currant. A full-bodied palate gifts more stone fruit, solid bitterness, and a hint of biscuit late.
PLP’s Space Fruit Sour comes packed with juicy characters and a wicked tang…
Brewers Beau and Jackson kept the malt bill simple – pale and wheat – giving the fruit additions an ideal platform to play. In this case, that’s Murcott (a mandarin & sweet orange hybrid) and strawberry puree.
The bulk of the tartness comes from Lactobacillus, which, as many of you will know, is a good bacteria that converts sugars on to lactic acid.
It pours with a deep yellow haze. Expect punchy aromas of berry and sweet mandarin – there’s a gentle funk there, too. To drink, it’s bright and tangy, with refreshing carbonation, and a clean fruity finish.
This week’s Brewer’s Shout comes courtesy of our Perth brew crew and serves as a tantalising take on a classic German Pils.
Grapefruit juice in the fermenter gives notes of citrus and they’re enhanced by Talus hops – the daughter of Neomexicanus strain, Sabro.
It pours bright and sunny (thanks to a blend of pale malts) with a sturdy head of foam. Expect aromas of pink grapefruit and rose petal. To drink, it’s crisp and characterful, with a soft back palate bitterness.
For the past decade, New England IPAs have been satisfying craft enthusiasts across the globe, and while PL may be a little late to the party, we’re confident this’ll make up for it...
Our NEIPA showcases American hop varieties Mosaic, Simcoe, Amarillo and Idaho-7. In keeping with style, the bitterness is low, and a triple dry-hop ratchets up the fruit factor. Like, to eleven.
It pours sunny yellow, with a characteristic haze. Aromas of pineapple, peach and sweet raspberry waft from the collar, which settles cloudy and white. Expect a pillowy mouthfeel and an array of tropical fruits once gulped
A hop-forward pilsner with spritzy carbonation, medium bitterness, and notes of water cracker & honey.
This b’day hazy just landed from WA and it’s got us chomping at the bit! Here’s what Perth Head Brewer, Jackson, had to say of his unique limited-edition release:
“Yuzu is a rare treat that we’re stoked to be able to get our hands on. A citrus varietal that displays lemon, mandarin and grapefruit characters but as soon as you think you’ve got it worked out, it changes on you.
Aroma descriptors bandied about during tank tastings were lemon thyme and candied grapefruit (amongst others) but one thing’s for sure, the hop character in this beer stands on its own - Citra and Simcoe for days.
On the palate, expect prominent tropical fruits (especially mango) and a mellow bitterness to finish. It might be a while before we get more yuzu, so whatever you do, don’t sleep on this beer!”
Three of this year’s b’day beers were made in Perth by Head Brewer, Jackson Purser...including this specialty Passionfruit Mosaic! His recipes are pretty tight, turns out his tasting notes are too:
“There’s an ethos we feel explains our OG Mosaic IPA - ‘if it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing’. We took that approach with this iteration as well, throwing a huge amount of passionfruit juice into the late ferment.
The resulting beer pours with a dense haze, white pillowy head, and bright orange hue. On the palate, a nostalgic whack of bitterness morphs with the tart passionfruit, creating a plethora of pink grapefruit flavours and aromas."
You’ve been asking for another PL nitro and here it is…all the way from Perth! Head brewer, Jackson, pulled out all the stops, so wrap your laughing gear ‘round this:
“A nitro treat, luscious by design. We picked out four of the more decadent adjuncts for this beer, and the results are incredibly plush.
It pours a dark brown, almost black, and if you hold it up to the light, red shimmers shine through.
The nose is something to savour – hazelnut up front, cacao holding fort, with a faint glimmer of cherry in the background.
To drink, this beer is smooth and approachable with so many familiar flavours its bound to be a crowd pleaser.”
Is Jacko on song? Guess you’ll have to head down Port way and see…
This single hopped IPA showcases one of Australia’s finest varieties, singing with notes of stone fruit, orange & pine.
Expect concentrated hop aromas, well-balanced bitterness and a dry finish from this Sparkling Brut Lager.
Juicy Pale ale - The goal? get as much juicy hop flavour into a 4.8% beer without blowing out the bitterness.
One of our inaugural beers brewed in Perth, we’ve thrown caution to the wind and started exploring new products; Salvo hop products from Hopsteiner is a CO2 extract that’s had its alpha acids removed, put simply, its hop flavour and aroma without the bitterness! Yes please.
It pours yellow with a thick foamy head. The hop bill is bravo, Cascade cryo and Idaho 7 so expect the flavour and aroma to be big juicy grapefruit, mango and citrus. It’s not all hops though, we’re using triticale (a drought resistant hybrid of wheat and rye) and some rolled oats to keep the mouthfeel smooth, dusty and full.
Does a fruit salad have banana in it? In this case yes. Our wheat beer is a new world take on the old school hefe.
Classic german Hefeweizen yeast brings the banana to this hop forward pineapple, mango and bright citrus bomb.
It pours a spritzy, highly carbonated classic yellow colour with a generous head. Get around the thirst quenching, dry and bready malt character.
Everything you’d expect from a Pirate Life IIPA, including a formidable malt chassis and a bucket load of hops.
This beer was modelled on the apple guava juices you find on the supermarket shelf but modified to suit the adult palate. Sharply tart and refreshing, this beer was soured with Lactobacillus - the same micro-organism that produces tartness in yogurt. Brewed with a very light grain bill of Wheat, Pale malt and just a touch of Aussie Enigma hops to allow the fruit to shine, the beer has a light pink blush thanks to the healthy 300 kg dose of guava. A slight haze persists in the glass thanks to the addition of the apple and guava, both of which are high in a natural protein called pectin. The aroma is reminiscent of a scrumpy cider, a savoury maleic acid note from the apple lingers above the guava which bares itself on the palate in a much bigger way.