GABS festival, Bankstown Sports, craft beer

The Party Ain't Over

By Kelly Sheehan | 27 Jun 2017 |

Hopdog Pandapoppinfairyturkishfloss.

Yes, this is a real thing. And yes, I can tell you where to get it.

I should also add - no pandas were hurt in the brewing process.

If you haven’t heard, GABS is one of the top 20 beer festivals in the world, celebrating craft beer creativity and diversity. So, it’s no surprise that it aims to bring lovers of beer and cider together through an exceptional experience.

This year, GABS took place in May at the Sydney Showground and featured more than 600 beers and ciders, with 180 being especially brewed for the festival.

And now the Brewhouse has been lucky enough to snap up a few beers from the event!

Tap 10: Hopdog Pandapoppinfairyturkishfloss - Stout – Double/Imperial

With popcorn added to the mash, and fairy floss thrown in during the boil, this Turkish delight, fairy floss, popcorn, lactose, Imperial Belgian Stout began life as a laugh. And now, it's a beer. Brewed for GABS 2017.

Tap 11: Shenanigans Flower Power – Sour ale

Flower Power is a light, kettle soured wheat ale with carefully selected flowers steeped in the brew at the end of the boil. Delicate floral aromas and a deft touch of sourness. Refreshing! Brewed for GABS 2017.

These two are on-tap now for your tasting pleasure!

But wait, there’s more exciting news!

Within the coming weeks, Brewhouse will have another two brews for you to try.

Merchant Brewing Fruit Tingle – Sour Ale

Remember that bright blue/purple cocktail, the fruit tingle? Well it has been recreated as a beer! A kettle soured ale infused with raspberry, citrus and pea flower. The beer has a lovely purple hue in colour, complimented by a fruity dry hop and lactose to give minor tones of sweetness like its predecessor.  ‘A dry hopped, flower and fruit infused, sweet kettle sour’.

Yulli’s ‘Gilbert’ Pinot Grigio Sour Ale

Grape marc (leftover pressed wine grapes) from Gilbert Family Wines have been introduced to sour the beer. A marriage of wine and beer in a glass of sour goodness. Brewed for GABS 2017.

We’ve selected these beers based on the reputation of the breweries, and their abilities to create interesting quality brews. We also had a few cheeky samples at GABS Festival and REALLY loved them!

While the festival might be over, the party is still going at the Brewhouse. Don’t miss out!


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