Beer review — Wig & Pen and Rogue

Wig & Pen Kembery Regional Ale 330ml 6-pack $19
It’s the Wig’s first bottled beer, brewed and packaged at De Bortoli’s Red Angus brewery, Griffith, under supervision of Richard Watkins, the Wig’s brewer. It’s similar to the on-tap Kolsch style – pale in colour with piquant hoppy aroma and sensationally fresh, subtle flavours, finishing with a lingering, balanced hops bitterness. Available at the Wig.

Rogue Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale 660ml $16.90
Rogue, of Oregon USA, offers two versions of Soba Ale, made from a variety of barley malts plus roasted soba (buckwheat). This is the deep tan, turbo version, featuring a greater number of malts and hops varieties than the standard brew. It features subtle, rich, roasted malt flavours and a delicious, ash-dry tartness.

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