5% Grisette with Bergamot & Caper Leaf. We are stoked to announce our first release will be with one of our all-time favourite restaurants, Movida. Movida wanted to create a beer that suited their venues including Bar Tini as well as pair with foods across its menus. ‘-Restaurant Series-
Bridge Road Brewers pioneered collaboration between beer venues and brewers in Australia with their original Bar Series in 2012, a theme that has since exploded within craft beer.
This saw the regional Beechworth brewery receive guests from some of the leading craft beer venues from across the country to collaborate on some exciting new beers.
After repeating that series in 2017 we would like to again take a lead in our industry, this time collaborating with some of Australia’s best known restaurants.
We are stoked to announce our first release will be with one of our all-time favourite restaurants, Movida. Movida wanted to create a beer that suited their venues including Bar Tini as well as pair with foods across its menus. They were also inspired by our region and wanted to include local produce. The result is a High Country Grissette (a Belgian farmhouse style ale) featuring brined Caper leaves from Long Lane Capers (https://longlanecapers.com.au/) and locally grown Bergamot (citrus) from Mountain Yuzu (https://mountainyuzu.com.au/).
This Grissett takes influence from the Victorian High Country and its unique produce. The team at Movida chose some of the most interesting local growers to supply alternative ingredients in this brew, Bergamot from Mountain Yuzu, and brined caper leaf from Long Lane Capers.
Bergamot is the aromatic and recognisable key ingredient in Earl Grey Tea, and is commonly used in the perfume industry. It adds a subtle aroma to the beer and a fresh citrus finish. The key input from the caper leaf is a refreshing salty twist, that pairs well together with the citrus notes provided by Bergamot.