Beer of the week: Bruny Island Beer Co.

Coming from the apple isle, Bruny Island Beer Co. started as a conversation between a cheese maker (Nick Haddow, of Bruny Island Cheese Co.) and a brewer (Evan Hunter, formerly of Moo Brew & Lark Distillery). Since officially releasing their first beer in 2016, Bruny have carved out a niche for themselves, and are yet another great Tasmanian producer that we’re incredibly excited to stock and support (especially with our impending Hobart store’s opening!).

Lighthouse Ale, $9
A deliciously session-able red ale, coming in at only 2.8% abv. Lovely chewy-biscuit malt flavours, with a well-balanced bitterness – Galaxy, Willamette, and Cascade hops from Tasmania add fruity florals to round it all out.

Farm Ale, $12
Bruny Island’s flagship beer, made with grains and hops solely from Tasmanian farms. It’s a golden, hazy session ale, with an addition of oats. Generous amounts of Helga, Ella,, and Cascade hops contribute some tropical fruit flavours.

Oxymoron, $12
A dark pale ale! This straddles the gulf between pale and dark, and serves as either a refreshing dark ale in summer, or a richer pale ale in the winter months. Texturally rich with spice and cocoa notes from the malted rye, balanced out by large additions of Tasmanian-grown hops.

Whey Stout, $12
Fun fact – Bruny Island Brewing Co. also makes cheese! Inspired by the traditional ‘milk stouts’ which are typically enriched with lactose to sweeten them, the folks at Bruny decided to instead use their leftover whey from cheese production. The whey used in the stout isn’t digestible by yeast present in the beer, which allows the unique texture and sweetness to be present even after fermentation – making a full-bodied, creamy and roasty beer, with a milk chocolate finish.

Bruny Island, Tasmania, prices as marked
Available all stores.

Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior



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