Prologue: It’s an unusual brewing company that devotes a good portion of its website to their cat, but Brewers is that sort of company. I don’t mean to disparage the cat, who appears to have mad skills in sleeping, eating and mice catching, but it’s not the communications strategy I would have gone with.
Brewers, believe it or not run by a guy called William Brewer. Now I can only assume that if your name is Billy Brewer and you have even a passing interest in the amber liquid you really should set up a brewery, I mean it’s in the stars and all that jazz.
So this little one man and a cat operation brews a beer I had never heard of and never seen until I walked into Parkhill Cellars in North Melbourne. It is a Pure Malt Ale, which is a good description of the what the beer is, but might not be too helpful in a world used to ordering Pale Ales, IPA’s and Amber ales.
Packaging: I like the label, It’s probably the logo font choice and the obvious connections in the Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball team but it gives a great classic American look, like a recipe that was developed back in the twenties (or maybe the 30’s given prohibition) and hasn’t changed since.
Appearance: This beer is a nice honey colour with a dense creamy head.
Smell: It smells like sweet bread.
Taste: Very nice, full in the body with a subtle hop character. There is a slight lingering aftertaste that feels malty rather than hoppy. There is nothing too fancy or complex going on here, rather it just a very nice sessionable beer, which is very easy to drink.
In conclusion: Like a liquid malteser, but without the chocolate. I nice story behind the brewery plus a good quality products makes you feel good about drinking this beer.
Ranking: I’ll have a Pint Thanks,
Long Bow YouTube Clip: Look it’s cats that drink beer. (Can’t believe someone is wasting Chimay Blue on this flea bags)