Beer of the week: Sailors Grave Brewing x Blackhearts Orange Cream Summer Ale

Together with Sailors Grave Brewing, we’re thrilled to release our first collaboration beer: the Orange Cream Summer Ale that’s perfect for consuming in the park, at a barbecue or, as our beer manager Alex can attest, in the shower.

While fresh orange juice and zest, as the key ingredients, set a decidedly refreshing and summery tone, it was brewers Chris and Gabs’ inspired love of America’s orange cream soda that rounded out the concept. So, what you’re left with is a dry-hopped beer featuring a relatively neutral malt bill, the aforementioned hero ingredients and some lactose for textural creaminess. Imagine a Fanta ‘spider’, but made with a fresh Italian-style ‘Aranciata’ soft drink, and you’re getting close.


Orbost, $16 for four
Available all stores

Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior