Evil Twin Brewing Fitzroy Hipster Ale 330ml $9.87
From the island of Fano, Denmark, comes this liquid salute to Melbourne’s hip Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. This is a full-bodied, malty pale ale, with a fruity note and a solid dose of hops giving a pungent edge to the aroma and assertive, delicious, lingering bitterness to the finish.
Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Brown Ale 355ml $4.41
This lively, deep-mahogany coloured ale comes from Brooklyn, New York. The deep colour, of course, comes from roasted barley – a process that also adds rich chocolate- and coffee-like flavours to the warm, generous palate. Despite the rich flavours, the beer retains a spritely frehness, enhanced by well-judged bittering hops.
Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2014
First published 23 September 2014 in goodfood.com.au and 24 September in the Canberra Times