Brew­ers launch new craft beer for Christ­mas

Alpine Observer - - Letters To The Editor -

THE eight craft brew­ers of Vic­to­ria’s famed High Coun­try Brew­ery Trail have launched a new beer un­der their joint Rule #47 label just in time for Christ­mas.

The re­sult of the group’s sixth an­nual col­lab­o­ra­tive brew day, held dur­ing September at King River Brew­ing in the King Val­ley, is a new brew that’s a nod to the lo­cale’s Prosec­co­pro­duc­ing tra­di­tions and in­spired by the new Brut IPA style, which is mak­ing waves across the craft brew­ing scene in Amer­ica and Aus­tralia.

Com­bin­ing the High Coun­try’s renowned skills for pro­duc­ing ex­cel­lent lo­cal wine with its craft beer-mak­ing tal­ents, this new brew is a dry beer pro­duced to the Brut IPA style us­ing sin­gle ori­gin craft malts, Vic­to­rian High Coun­try hops and tra­di­tional Ital­ian Pros­ecco yeast.

It com­bines del­i­cate flavours of white wine and light hints of citrus from the hops in a well-hid­den 6.1 per cent ABV.

The brew­ers rec­om­mend pair­ing this year’s Rule #47 with freshly caught Murray cod, slapped on the bar­bie with a dash of lime, oil and sprin­kling of fresh dill and sage.

The High Coun­try Brew­ery Trail con­tin­ues to ex­pand with craft brew­eries, in­clud­ing So­cial Ban­dit Brew­ing Com­pany in Mans­field, King River Brew­ing, Black Dog Brew­ery in Taminick, Bliz­zard Brew­ery in Din­ner Plain, Bridge Road Brew­ers in Beech­worth, Bright Brew­ery, Ruther­glen Brew­ery, and Sweet­wa­ter Brew­ing Com­pany in Mount Beauty.

The trail of­fers vis­i­tors a sen­sa­tional way to ex­plore the stun­ning scenery, fan­tas­tic cycling of­fer­ings, gourmet flavours and award-win­ning beers of North East Vic­to­ria.

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