Beer review — Swell Brewing Co

Swell Brewing Co Wheat Beer 500ml $6.99
Swell Brewing, founded by stepbrothers Dan and Daniel Wright, and Dan’s wife, Corinna, brew their beer down in McLaren Vale’s wine country. Corinna, of Oliver’s Taranga vineyard, makes wine, the brothers make the beer – in this instance a fruity, crisp, slightly sweet expression of the Belgian wheat style.

Swell Brewing Co Pale Ale 500ml $6.99
Brewer Daniel Wright models his pale ale on the American style – big on malt, with assertively bitter hops. It contrasts to his other overtly hoppy beer, Swell Golden Ale with its focus on floral aromatics and flavour rather than bitterness. Pale Ale starts malty, rich and smooth, then the hops bitterness takes over.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2013
First published 30 October 2013 in the Canberra Times and