Cheers to sum­mer beers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

FOR those who en­joy a cold frothy one on a warm day, there are many WA-pro­duced craft beers avail­able this sum­mer.

Co-owner of Mane Liquor in Bel­mont El­liot Moore said craft beer was be­com­ing more pop­u­lar.

“Sum­mer ale is a slightly fruity, easy drink­ing, light bod­ied beer,” he said.

“Heav­ier malt and flavours are the go in win­ter, in sum­mer, you want a light crisp, po­ten­tially dry drink that you can drink more of that is re­fresh­ing. This goes well with things like seafood; grilled seafood, prawns on the bar­be­cue and some Viet­namese food.”

Mr Moore said peo­ple are be­com­ing more ad­ven­tur­ous with food and beer is just start­ing to catch up.

“It is be­com­ing fash­ion­able to drink dif­fer­ent beers so peo­ple are start­ing to come to us more than us try­ing to en­cour­age them to try some­thing dif­fer­ent,” he said.

For the wine drinkers, there are plenty of op­tions for sum­mer too, with whites the pref­er­ence.

“I love dry whites, for reds things with a re­ally light body that you can have slightly chilled,” he said.

“A ver­mentino which is a dry min­eral driven white, and you can’t go wrong with a rosè in sum­mer.”

He rec­om­mended th­ese wines would go well with things like roast beef and any­thing off the bar­be­cue.

“Gin is par­tic­u­larly good with tonic, grape­fruit and lemon­grass is my sum­mer pick for cock­tails,” he said.

The Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Depart­ment of health rec­om­mends for healthy men and women, drink­ing no more than two stan­dard drinks on any day re­duces your risk of harm from al­co­hol-re­lated dis­ease or in­jury over a life­time.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d445097

Mane Liquor co-owner El­liot Moore.

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