Cheers to summer beers
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.
Mane Liquor co-owner Elliot Moore.