Picked up the Stomping Ground Watermelon sour today.
Honestly I think the brewery itself is a bit overrated. I just think they're dialling in a bit and there's no real passion coming through in any of the brews. Feels like they've gone 'oh this craft thing is pretty cool' and done that as opposed to having one or two really great beers that are wanted and bringing in a couple either side.
But it's not bad. Actually my first ever sour. I like the colour, the nose is subtle and not as saccharine and fake as I imagined, and the first is a jolt but after that you really settle in. That taste at the roof of your mouth and tongue after a few is great.
I'm in the business actually, So im a rep for a company which manages Weihenstephan/Sierra Nevada/Brewdog/Cantillon/Dainton/Lindeman/Napoleone. 6 pack's over here in WA are about the 29-34 dollar range due to the cold shipping. As the brewer said from his own mouth, they want it in the customers hands in the best possible condition (Absolutely agree, we ship Weihenstephan/Sierra cold shipping hence the price) however it makes a boutique Australian Brewery a bit more expensive then bringing over 20 pallets of Sierra pale
Loving my flavoured beers lately, usually see them as a bit pointless but with a balmy night in Melbs I was on the sours. Had a nice mango at the Valley Cellar Door but the best was without a doubt a random can I grabbed...
Dainton Passionfruit Belgian Ale.
Damn ****in damn, haven't been this impressed by a beer for a loooong time. Lovely. The Belgian probably means it's a better base palette and you get the passion fruit through more but yeah, this was really tidy, keen to pick up a six pack today.