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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Saturday 20 September 2014

Our Dark Secret - Hargreaves Hill


Our Dark Secret

A beer like no other… When the 2010 and 2011 Champion Exhibitors from the Australian International Beer Awards, Nøgne Ø and Moylan’s, visited Australia for the first time for Good Beer Week in 2012, we asked them if they’d get together and brew a beer. They agreed, we built an event around it and, three months later, the secret was out. A massively hoppy imperial black IPA featuring a huge amount of Aussie hops, including several kilos of the as-yet-unreleased Victoria’s Secret variety, it has some soft cocoa characters in amongst the hops once it warms, along with some roastiness that rides in at the end to join in the fun in what must be one of the most bitter beers brewed in Australia. Thanks to Hargreaves Hill for agreeing to host the brew, assisting the brewers on the day and getting it into the tanks with what we believe was one of the toughest transfers ever thanks to all the hop flowers in the kettle!


Hargreaves Hill One keg
Beer DeLuxe Two kegs
The Wheaty Two kegs
The Local Taphouse Darlo Two kegs
Jack Greene, Hobart Two kegs
The Scratch Two kegs
Norfolk Hotel, Freo Two kegs

Style: Imperial Black IPA
Strength: 8.2%


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