Bridge Road Brewers
6.9% NEIPA released alongside Beer Glamp Lager, both designed to be enjoyed as a contrast to each conversation that inspired them. Our inaugural Beer Glamp was a coming together of some of the most creative and focussed minds of the Australian beverage scene, for a discourse that resulted in two beers. Including winemaker, Patrick Sullivan, brewer and blender Topher from Wildflower, and the ever creative Sam and Duncan from Hop Nation.
Ideas around provenance, identity and occasion were discussed – Subjects of humble simplicity and mind blowing complex flavour bombs were also part of the discourse. Two beers were created over two days of brewing, we had two contrasting conversations around creating a beer together, which allowed us to create two really different styles.
The other side of the conversation was about tapping into the zeitgeist and meeting the expectations of collaboration between some better known brewers of the Australian scene. NEIPA is where the conversation landed, and going big is where it was headed. Hop Nation have strong NZ heritage and they were keen to bring some influence from NZ hops to this brew alongside fresh Australian hops the Bridge Road house strain of Brettanomyces Claussenii taken from the Foeder. The resulting beer is exactly what the discussion indicated, a huge beer with a massive hop punch, using new experimental varieties from NZ to bring a scale to Bridge Roads brewery that we hadn’t before experienced.
HOW IT TASTES
This beer pours a hazy golden colour with a luscious white head. The aroma is big and juicy dominated by stone fruit, pineapple and passionfruit. Under this is the aroma of lemon and lime coupled with spice and clove phenolics from the Brett. The palate is full of ripe melon and peach with just a hint of bitterness to cut through the full bodied juiciness of this beer