This American take on a wheat ale is brewed using heaps of mosaic hops and fermented with a neutral yeast. Its mild bitterness and gentle malt character take a back seat to the tangerine, papaya and gooseberry aromas from this new-world hop.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, malted wheat, oats, hops, yeast
This Belgian-style, blonde ale is refreshing yet complex with mild spicy and floral aromas from noble hops. Unlike most beer, this one has been bottled conditioned with wild yeast, which, as the beer ages, will give it a progressively funky and earthy character.
Ingredients: Water, malted barely, malted wheat, hops, yeast (saccharomyces and brettanomyces)
The tart, red-berry flavours of the hibiscus are a distinctive addition to the fruit flavours of this dry apple cider. Hibiscus also adds tannins, giving the drink body and an elegant mouthfeel. The combination creates a cider that is dry, well balanced and refreshing.
Ingredients: Water, apple juice, dried hibiscus, yeast, preservative (potassium sorbate)
Cider & hops: a great pairing you probably haven’t had before. American hops add tropical fruit flavour and aroma to what would be a tasty, tart apple cider on its own. The result is a crisp drink with citrus notes and full-bodied flavour. Think about it as the IPA of ciders.
Ingredients: Water, apple juice, hops, yeast, preservative (potassium sorbate)
If you’re sick of the too-sweet drinks dominating fridges and bars, try this. Fresh Elgin apple juice is the foundation for this non-alcoholic drink complemented by American hops, which add a tropical fruit scent and herbal finish. Delicious on ice or with your spirit of choice.
Ingredients: 72% apple juice, water, hops, citric acid, preservative (potassium sorbate)
Made using quinine from the bark of the cinchona tree, this tonic is crisp and dry. Cinchona imparts bitterness, an earthy flavour and a beautiful golden colour. Citrus zest, lemongrass and allspice complete this refined tonic, which you can serve with gin – or neat.
Ingredients: Water, sugar, citric acid, citrus zest, cinchona bark, salt, lemon grass, lime leaves, allspice, preservative (potassium sorbate)
This dark German wheat beer was aged in a brandy barrel for three months. The rich, dark and malty flavours of the Dunkel are complemented by a subtle touch of sweet, oaky character from the brandy barrel. The slight booziness helps give it a drier, crisp finish.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, yeast
This limited-release saison was aged with a mixture of yeast and lactic acid bacteria for three months in reclaimed wine barrels. This adds a refreshing tartness to the beer, complementing the mild spicy and floral aromas imbued by the saison yeast. As the beer ages, it will get progressively tart, funky and earthy.
So drink some fresh and keep some for a few months at cellar temperatures and see how it evolves!
Ingredients: Water, malted barely, malted wheat, hops, yeasts and beneficial bacteria.