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3 Ravens

It started off innocently enough as the name of a beer brewed specially for a wedding. But soon 3 Ravens was taking on a life of its own. By 2003, a microbrewery had opened in a warehouse in northern Melbourne, knocking out traditional European beers and putting them into a handful of nearby pubs. Today, the focus on European styles sold locally remains, but embellished by a range of new, souped up variants of the brewery's beers.

One of the first to install a traditional, English-style hand pump into a Melbourne pub, they also turn their hands to all manner of limited releases, from past favourites such as the Ale Noir - their Dark smoke beer aged in a French oak barrel previously used for pinot noir - and the Ravenator Bock to popular repeats like the USB and more recent beasts such as the whisky barrel-aged Black Mass and Pedro Ximinez aged Druid.

In 2013, as it approached its tenth birthday - and with a 10th anniversary beer in the tank - it looked like it could be curtains for the brewery as disagreements among its original owners led to the business being put up for sale. WA's Mash Brewing, which was looking for somewhere to brew its beers on the East Coast, came riding to the rescue and the site now brews 3 Ravens and Mash specialty beers.

The new owners also set out pumping money into the brewery, carrying out a spot of rebranding and investing in new equipment. It seems to have been a wise move by them too. In 2014, 3 Ravens was named Champion Small Australian Brewery at the Australian International Beer Awards and also picked up Best British Ale for its slightly tweaked English Ale / ESB. More trophies have since followed as the brewery has undergone significant expansion too.

That expansion includes the conversion of the tired old offices upstairs into a contemporary shared workspace called CoBrew that opened late in 2015.

They've been opening up the brewery to the public more too, most notably during Good Beer Week when it has played host to sell out events such as Cask Off and Woods of the North at which hundreds of punters have flocked to sample cask and barrel-aged beers from the hosts and some of their friends from the Aussie beer world. It is now open every Friday evening, with the bar in the once closed off "Pleasure Palace" pouring drinks and benches and tables filling those parts of the warehouse not required for beer.

Name
3 Ravens
Address

1 Theobald Street
Thornbury
VIC 3071

Phone
(03) 9495 1026
Website
Hours

Brewery Bar open:
Thurs & Fri: 3pm to 10pm
Saturday: midday to 10pm

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The Regulars

3 Ravens Golden

Formerly known as their Blond, the 3 Ravens Golden Ale is a German style altbier ("old" beer) with a lightly floral, slightly spicy aroma from the use of Saaz hops from the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic and a smooth, biscuity malt flavour and gentle hop bitterness. An nicely quaffable beer. ··· Read more
Style
Golden Ale
Strength
5%

3 Ravens English Ale

A recreation of the classic English pub ales, this uses the Maris Otter malt and Fuggles hops found in many UK beers. Burnished copped in colour, the hops are of the earthy, grassy variety and lend the beer a lingering, floral aftertaste and mild bitterness - although not before your palate's experienced a little chocolate and the slightest hint of smokiness from the malts. Originally designed for cask conditioning - and very occasionally found in said format - it was tweaked to become a little fuller ··· Read more
Style
English Pale Ale
Strength
4.6%

3 Ravens Black

The 3 Ravens stout, this is as jet black as a raven itself, yet is a surprisingly smooth, balanced take on the style, showing off plenty of coffee and dark chocolate flavours, underpinned by some sweet caramel and an espresso like finish, without the sharper bitterness you can find in some stouts. Comprised of ten different grains, it's a smooth treat occasionally - very occasionally - found on handpump. ··· Read more
Style
Stout
Strength
5.5%

3 Ravens 55

Today, it's probably harder to find an Aussie brewer who doesn't have a highly hopped US style ale on their roster. But when the 55 first rolled off the 3 Ravens production line, it was one of few. Made up of five different grain and five different hop varieties, it boasts a mix of big passionfruit and pineapple aromas typical of American hop varieties and more grassy varieties with a full flavour and serious hit of bitterness. ··· Read more
Style
US Pale Ale
Strength
5.5%

3 Ravens Dark Ale

One for the more adventurous, this is a rare Australian take on the Bavarian smoke beer style. The use of smoked malts gives it a beechwood and smoked bacon aroma and a lightly peaty flavour. ··· Read more
Style
Rauchbier (Smoke Beer)
Strength
5.2%

3 Ravens White

Pouring with a light white head, this traditional Belgian witbier (or "white beer") has a pungent fruity aroma that hints at Juicy Fruit gum that comes from the addition of citrus peel, coriander and chamomile in the boil. Those flavours come through in the mouth along with pepper and peach before the beer finishes tart on the palate. ··· Read more
Style
Witbier
Strength
5.2%

The Specials

3 Ravens Wild Ravens Old Brown Ale

Tapped Wed Sep 14 2016
Thornbury's 3 Ravens has never been averse to producing the occasional out there release. Yet it's probably fair to say that, in recent times, the character of its current head brewer has been shining through increasingly in its beers. Brendan Sullivan is a fermentation fanatic (not just in the beer sense) who, prior to becoming a commercial brewer, was winning amateur trophies for Berliner Weisse long before they were really "a thing" in Australia. The latest project of his to leave the ··· Read more
Style
Oud Bruin
Strength
7.3%
Stockists

3 Ravens Brewery Bar

3 Ravens Little Ravens Dark Lager

Tapped Fri Jul 8 2016
It’s the middle of winter. And, if you’re in Melbourne, it’s been a particularly cold and wet one so far. So, if you’re a brewer, you’re mind will be turning to brewing darker beers, maybe a porter or stout. Or perhaps something boozy, like a big Belgian or barley wine. Or, maybe you think, sod it, let’s knock out a couple of lagers. Admittedly, in the case of 3 Ravens, one of those, the Thornbury Lager, is a new permanent release, while this Dark Lager comes with plenty of dark malt ··· Read more
Style
Dunkel
Strength
4.9%
Bitterness
20 IBU
Stockists

3 Ravens Brewery Bar

3 Ravens Thornbury Lager

Tapped Fri Jul 8 2016
With ten taps to fill at their newly expanded brewery bar, there’s plenty of scope for the 3 Ravens brewers to play around. And one beer that’s become a permanent resident on those taps since the bar was reopened – and is proving popular enough elsewhere to have swiftly graduated to the ranks of year round brew – is the Thornbury Lager. Based on Northern German pilsners, it’s a beer designed to be drunk rather than dissected. Head brewer Brendan Sullivan selected the Aussie hops he felt ··· Read more
Style
Pilsner
Strength
4.9%
Bitterness
38 IBU
Stockists

3 Ravens Brewery Bar

3 Ravens Little Raven Australian DIPA

Tapped Fri Jun 17 2016
Come the end of 2016, unless people's memories can't stretch back that far, we fully expect to find 3 Ravens' Double IPA appearing on many a Best of list. Their stab at the sort of high ABV, highly hopped beer so beloved of Americans was one that impressed wherever it landed – here's what we had to say about it – so for their latest Little Raven small batch release they're looking to repeat the trick, albeit with a twist. This time around, the US hops have been replaced entirely with local varieties, ··· Read more
Style
Double IPA
Strength
7.6%
Bitterness
85 IBU
Stockists

3 Ravens Brewery Bar

Boilermaker House

Bottle stockists TBC

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3 Ravens & Hepburn Springs Double Black

Tapped Thu Apr 7 2016
Earlier this year, half a dozen breweries were invited to brew a beer with water from Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs for an event at Ladro TAP. Among them was 3 Ravens, with the Thornbury brewery opting to use Hepburn Springs Sparkling Mineral Water, the attraction being its high calcium content: ideal for brewing "something big and black" with the alkalinity providing an effective buffer against the acidity of very dark roasted and crystallised malts. Given they have an oatmeal ··· Read more
Style
Double Oatmeal Stout
Strength
8.0%
Bitterness
40 IBU
Stockists

3 Ravens Brewery Bar

3 Ravens Little Raven Double IPA

Tapped Thu Jan 14 2016
When they took delivery of this year's new harvest hops from the USA, the 3 Ravens brewers decided to do something to mark the occasion. And that was to cram a heap of them into a beer in the not-so-little tank where their Little Ravens limited release beers are brewed. And, despite being "aggressively" dry hopped with a "rather absurd amount" of Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo, it remains, by recent Little Ravens standards, quite normal: no weird ingredients or treatments, ··· Read more
Style
Double IPA
Strength
8.0%
Bitterness
85 IBU

3 Ravens Samurai Catfish Gyoza Gose

Tapped Mon Nov 23 2015
They've not been holding back in any way at all when it comes to conceiving new beers over the past few years at 3 Ravens. Before heading off to become Senor Brewer at Moon Dog, the Thornbury brewery's former head brewer Adrian McNulty had been looking to brew beers that tasted like Pedro Ximenez or layering chillies onto barrel-aged beers. Since moving in, Brendan O'Sullivan has been taking things further still, not just creating the series of flavoured Berliner Weisse for sibling brewery Mash but ··· Read more
Style
Fishy Herby Gose
Strength
3.1%
Bitterness
4 IBU
Stockists

3 Ravens Brewery

Others TBA

3 Ravens Little Raven Jamon y Piña

Tapped Thu Oct 29 2015
For their latest Little Raven* release, 3 Ravens decided to pay tribute to the Mexican Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. Each year, it's held in honour of the dead – a time for friends and family to celebrate, commemorate and farewell the souls of the recently deceased. Altars are decorated with “ofrendas” – offerings to the spirits to aid their transition to the next life – and adorned with marigold flowers (an Aztec flower of the dead) to attract the souls to the offerings. And ··· Read more
Style
Spiced Smoky Witbier
Strength
5.0%
Stockists

Northern Git

Hop Heads

Cherry Tree

Cammeray Craft

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3 Ravens Little Raven Turkish Delight

Tapped Fri Aug 21 2015
It's been good times in many ways at 3 Ravens. Last year's AIBA Champion Small Australian Brewery recently collected Best Beer in Show at WA's awards for its cult favourite Dark (the smoky one). The Mash Brewing Berliner Weisse brewed at 3 Raven's Thornbury home fared well too, one of them collecting a trophy. And they've upped the production schedule for their limited releases. Their first Little Raven (making use of their mini-brewhouse and accompany tank) came out early last year and then there ··· Read more
Style
English Bitter with extras
Strength
4.0%
Stockists

The Toff

Cherry Tree Hotel

Village Vineyard Fine Booze

1000 £ Bend

The Drums Hotel (Coburg)

Wine Planet Coburg

Paul’s SUPA IGA (Ringwood East)

Baden Powell Hotel

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3 Ravens Ayahuasca

Tapped Tue Jul 14 2015
If everything went to plan then the world wouldn't be the place it is today. Among the things discovered by accident are potato chips, microwaves, post-it notes, pacemakers and, perhaps most crucially, slinkies. To that list can now be added the latest very limited release from 3 Ravens. It started out as part of the batch of Druid, the Pedro Ximenez-inspired Belgian strong ale, brewed earlier in the year. Ending up with more beer than expected, once the six PX barrels were filled they put the rest ··· Read more
Style
Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Strength
11%
Stockists

For Dark Side of Beer

The other two kegs are yet to be assigned

3 Ravens Druid 2015

Tapped Fri Jun 12 2015
One of the beers that helped 3 Ravens secure the 2014 Champion Small Australian Brewery title was this Pedro Ximenez barrel-aged Belgian quad that was former head brewer Adrian McNulty's attempt to create a beer as close to the sherry that once inhabited the barrels. It was an honourable venture and one carried off with aplomb. While Adrian has moved on to pastures new, the barrels remained and his replacement Brendan O'Sullivan has kept the Druid alive. With the oak being less PX-ey second time ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Strength
11%
Stockists

Beer Mash

Olinda Cellars

Acland Cellars

Fox In the Corn

Hop Heads

Paul’s SUPA IGA

Cherry Tree

Public Brewery

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3 Ravens / Thunder Road / CUB Girt By 3

Tapped Thu May 21 2015
There was a little frisson of excitement at the end of last year's Australian International Beer Awards. For the past few years, it has been practice for the Champion Australian Breweries to join forces to create a collaborative brew to be launched at the following year's dinner. With Thunder Road Brewing named as Champion Medium Brewery and CUB taking out the Large Brewery title, it raised the prospect of two breweries who knew each other best from a bitter court battle in which the former tried, ··· Read more
Style
Australian Strong Ale
Strength
10%
Stockists

At select good beer venues

3 Ravens Little Ravens Oak-Aged American Imperial Stout

Tapped Fri May 15 2015
Last year, 3 Ravens announced they were going to make full use of some of the smaller tanks in their brewery to launch small, experimental batches of beer under the Little Ravens banner. An India Saison appeared and then they got rather busy expanding the rest of their brewery. However, hot on the heels of the announcement of their sour program comes a Little Raven that is in no way little although most definitely comes with hue of raven. It's an American imperial stout that has spent time in oak ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Strength
9.5%
Bitterness
95 IBU
Stockists

Kegs only at Terminus and Catfish

Bottles to the rest

Hopheads

Beer Mash

Harvest

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3 Ravens Little Raven Oak-Aged Witbier

Tapped Wed Dec 31 2014
A newspaper article from not that long ago stated that the witbier style was experiencing a surge in popularity among Aussie brewers and beer geeks. We've not noticed such a surge here at Crafty Towers but maybe we're just looking in the wrong places because here's one that will be making its bow on New Year's Eve at The Alehouse Project's bash. It's the second release in the occasional Little Raven series from Thornbury's reigning Champion Small Australian Brewery 3 Ravens (the first was an India ··· Read more
Style
Spiced Witbier
Strength
4.5%
Stockists

Venue for second keg TBC

3 Ravens Little Raven India Saison

Tapped Mon Sep 22 2014
It’s been all change at 3 Ravens in recent months, with the old brewing team now ensconced at Two Birds and Moon Dog after picking up a couple of major trophies earlier in the year and a new team plucked from Holgate and Boneyard now in place. The new duo has embarked on a new series of limited releases that make use of the brewery’s 300 litre mini-system (upon which the brewery launched more than a decade ago). The first fruit to be born of this venture is an India Saison, essentially a hopped ··· Read more
Style
Hoppy Saison
Strength
6.5%
Stockists

The Alehouse Project

Others TBC

3 Ravens Unkindness BIPA

Tapped Tue Sep 16 2014
Having helped Melbourne's 3 Ravens to not only its first gold medals at this year's Australian International Beer Awards but also the Best British Ale and Champion Small Brewery titles, head brewer Adrian McNulty decided it was time to take his brewing skills, love of dark music and collection of off kilter headwear to pastures new in the form of Moon Dog. Prior to leaving, he created a farewell beer with his recently installed co-brewer, Ian Morgan (who has since been joined by former Boneyard brewer ··· Read more
Style
Black IPA
Strength
7.0%
Bitterness
130 IBU
Stockists

Carwyn Cellars

The Alehouse Project Hopfest

The Catfish

Village Melbourne

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3 Ravens Druid

Tapped Wed Jul 30 2014
You can tell 3 Ravens head brewer Adrian McNulty is being given free rein in the brewery these days. The man has musical tastes of a particularly dark, intense and heavy shade of black and the creation of beers such as Black Mass ' a whisky barrel-aged chipotle and vanilla porter ' and now this Pedro Ximenez barrel-aged Belgian strong dark ale named Druid would seem to reflect brew days soundtracked by intense aural assaults. Having enjoyed the Druid on tap and from the bottle, we feel that maybe ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-aged Belgian Quad
Strength
11.0%
Stockists

McCoppins

McCoppins Abbotsford

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Slowbeer

[Purvis Cellars](/beer/bottleshop/p

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3 Ravens USB (Uber Special Bitter)

Tapped Tue Jul 29 2014
On the night of the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards, shortly after 3 Ravens head brewer Adrian McNulty had collected the trophy for Champion Small Australian Brewery, we asked one of his colleagues: "Does this mean Adrian will be allowed to brew USB again?" The beer ' essentially a souped up version of their English Ale ' was always a favourite at Crafty Towers but, when the brewery was taken over by Mash in 2013 the brewing of all limited release beers was put on hiatus to focus ··· Read more
Style
Strong English Bitter
Strength
6.2%
Stockists

McCoppins

McCoppins Abbotsford

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Slowbeer

[Purvis Cellars](/beer/bottleshop/p

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3 Ravens Black Mass

Tapped Thu Jul 10 2014
On the last weekend of Good Beer Week 2014, 3 Ravens opened its brewery doors and invited 200 guests in to sample barrel-aged beers of their and their peers' creation. One of the beers it debuted that day was Black Mass, which has since remained under wraps while collecting a gold medal at the Australian International Beer Awards. Only a handful of kegs were ever produced; little surprise, perhaps, when you understand the lengths that went to in order to fill them. The base beer - essentially a porter ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-aged chipotle vanilla porter
Stockists

Royston

The Terminus

Then one more keg to appear somewhere, some day...

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3 Ravens / Two Birds / ParrotDog Fly By Night

Tapped Tue Jul 2 2013
It seems like this three-way, trans-Tasman collaboration brewed during Good Beer Week was some time in the making. As soon as 3 Ravens brewer Adrian McNulty heard there was to be a second avian-themed brewery in Victoria, namely Two Birds, he set his mind on brewing with them. When the idea was eventually suggested (as beers were consumed), it was decided it would be a good idea to bring in Kiwi brewers ParrotDog too, what with their feathery, winged nature. Thus it was that on the Monday of Good ··· Read more
Style
Black IPA
Strength
6.6%
Stockists

Six kegs are off to NZ, a few are already gone, but the others can be found at:

The Park Hotel (although may be gone already)

The Wheaty (being tapped end of July)

Village Melbourne

[Bee

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3 Ravens / Boneyard / Mash Crematorium

Tapped Wed May 22 2013
The Yeastie Boys and Tasmania's Seven Sheds may have released 100 per cent peated malt beers but this may take the prize for the beer with the most diverse range of smoked elements in the history of beer. A join project between 3 Ravens, Mash Brewing (who rescued 3 Ravens when it looked like they could be lost last year) and Boneyard Brewing (the spin-off from Josie Bones that brews at 3 Ravens) it's got smoked malts, smoked hops and smoked tea (thanks to a dry tea-bagging process). Inspired by Mash ··· Read more
Style
Smoked Strong Ale
Strength
8.0%
Bitterness
41 IBU
Stockists

3 Ravens

Josie Bones

3 Ravens Bittersweet End

Tapped Thu Nov 15 2012
Melbourne's 3 Ravens marked 10 years of brewing beers this year. We say "marked" rather than "celebrated" as things haven't necessarily gone as planned, what with the building and brewery appearing to be on sale at one point and the whole affair looking close to disappearing. A solution has been found (we'll bring you news on that soon) and the tenth anniversary beer is here too. The aim was to create a 100 IBU (international bitterness unit), 10 per cent beer to mark the occasion. ··· Read more
Style
Imperial IPA
Strength
9.6%
Bitterness
100 IBU
Stockists

Rainbow Hotel

Nillumbik Cellars

Carwyn Cellars

McCoppins

Bar Etiquette

[Mrs Parma's](/beer/bar/mrs-parma-s

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3 Ravens Prussian Porter

Tapped Tue Jul 24 2012
Word on the hopbine suggests 3 Ravens will live on, despite earlier fears, with a white knight on the distant horizon. Should that not prove to be the case and were this to be the final special release from the Thornbury brewer it would be a fitting farewell. A year in the making from the time of its brewing followed by a few months in barrels also used for beers such as the Double Ale Noir, it has now been deemed ready for release, following an early taster in cask form at Good Beer Week's Bull ··· Read more
Style
Prussian Porter
Strength
8%

3 Ravens Smoked Wheat

Tapped Fri Dec 16 2011
The Thornbury brewery continues to plunder every nook and cranny of the Germanic beer world, coming at us this time with a beer that combines elements of two of their regular beers: a bit of smoked malt and a bit of fruity wheat beer yeast. It might sound an unusual combination to the newcomer - mixing elements of earthy, woody, campfire like aromas with the banana and clove esters of the wheat yeast - but they sit together rather well. It's not bananas on the barbie, instead a cloudy copper coloured ··· Read more
Style
Smoked Wheat Beer
Strength
4.7%

3 Ravens Oktoberfestbier

Tapped Sat Oct 8 2011
Of all the breweries in Australia, few have as much experience playing around with German lager styles as 3 Ravens. Their Oktoberfestbier sticks true to the German fest beers, undergoing cold fermentation and spending four weeks lagering at the brewery prior to release. The result is a seriously malty lager, one that pours a deep amber and has a sweet, biscuity malt aroma. It's all about the malts in the mouth too, with rich toffee and biscuit flavours leading the way and a hop bitterness that's ··· Read more
Style
Oktoberfestbier
Strength
6.3%

3 Ravens Ale Noir

Tapped Fri Oct 7 2011
It's been seen this year in "Double" form and now the Thornbury's brewery's barrel-aged version of their smoky Dark Ale is back in normal "Ale Noir" fashion. The story behind it sees the brewers pop some of the Dark into a barrel once used for pinot noir and let the two go to work for a few months. The result aroma-wise this time around is low on wine characteristics, but high on the oak and smoke, both of which make an appearance once imbibed amid swirls of dark malts that range ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Smoke Beer
Strength
5.4%

3 Ravens Ravenator Bock

Tapped Fri Aug 12 2011
One of the best received of 3 Ravens' limited run releases in 2010, the marvelously named Ravenator is back. Another to take its inspiration from Germany, this is a strong lager, one that was traditionally brewed dark, which is certainly the case here. Treated lovingly, as it should be, with a lengthy period of cool fermentation and maturation at the brewery prior to release, it's a beer from the Thornbury brewers to reward those who love their malts. On the nose, they come in the form of sweeter, ··· Read more
Style
Bock
Strength
5.9%

3 Ravens Rye

Tapped Wed Jul 13 2011
This is the return of a beer that first made an appearance in 2010. It's 3 Ravens' take on the pretty rare Roggenbier style of wheat beer from Bavaria that combines a wheat beer yeast with rye malt. Last year's was one of the more intriguing specials to roll out of the Thornbury brewery, blending many of the characteristics you'd expect from a wheat beer accompanied by a distinct, almost peppery spiciness. This year's is one that seems to have got the brewers feeling all florid, as they describe ··· Read more
Style
Roggenbier
Strength
5.6%

3 Ravens Hell

Tapped Thu Jul 7 2011
When done right, the lagers - or helles - originating from the southern German state of Bavaria are among the very best in the world: delicate, beautifully balanced and as refreshing a beer as you could ever wish to taste. We've not had the chance to taste this 3 Ravens take on the style yet, so will have to rely on the brewer's notes, which tell us it's a light gold/dark straw coloured lager with a dense head and moderate carbonation. On the nose, we're told to expect a "light, clean malt and ··· Read more
Style
Hell Lager
Strength
5.0%

3 Ravens Schwarz

Tapped Wed May 4 2011
While most brewers seem to be hotfooting it after the latest hop varieties and chasing ever bigger hop fixes, 3 Ravens are happily playing around with malt led beers (and the odd barrel too). The latest release in their Uber Range is another inspired by classic European styles, this time a Schwarzbier, aka a dark lager. It registers in the realms of dark brown - with an orangey tinge when held to the light - rather than black and, as we said, is all about the malts. On the nose that translates to ··· Read more
Style
Schwarzbier
Strength
6.3%

3 Ravens Double Ale Noir

Tapped Fri Apr 8 2011
The latest limited release (very limited release) from 3 Ravens has undergone quite a journey. It takes the concept of last year's first Ale Noir (a Geelong Pinot Noir barrel-aged take on their Dark smoke beer) and adds another dimension. The barrel that was used last time around was refilled with Dark beer which spent ten months maturing. A second batch of Dark was placed into a fresh Pinot barrel for six weeks and then the two were blended. The result is a 6.5% beer that brewer Dave Brough says ··· Read more
Style
Oak Aged Smoke Beer
Strength
6.5%

3 Ravens Uber Blond

Tapped Mon Mar 28 2011
It might sound like the return of Brigitte Nielsen, but this is in fact the latest release under Thornbury brewer 3 Raven's Uber range, one which sees them take their Blond (or Golden Ale, depending how you know it) as a starting point then head into strong lager territory. Looking towards Europe - in particularly Germany - it's a recreation of an altbier, albeit something of an Uber version of that (its subtitle "Sticke Alt" means secret altbier - the one you'd have to request from the ··· Read more
Style
Altbier
Strength
6.4%
Bitterness
30 IBU

3 Ravens USB

Tapped Sat Nov 6 2010
On a trip to the UK last Christmas, Crafty noticed some of the brewers behind the UK's more popular real ale brands, such as Abbot and Old Speckled Hen had started releasing souped up "vintage" versions. And very nice they were too. It's a similar approach that 3 Ravens has taken here with the second release of their Uber Special Bitter - a bigger, stronger version of their English Ale. Thicker in mouthfeel, darker in colour (an enticing dark rusty hue) and higher in alcohol, it's not crazily ··· Read more
Style
Extra Special Bitter
Strength
6.1%

3 Ravens Rye

Tapped Sat Sep 18 2010
The latest in the 3 Ravens' 'Uber" series, in which the Thornbury brewers pick a style from their usual range and do something a bit special with it, the Rye is loosely based on their White (or witbier). It's a Roggenbier, a style originally heralding from Bavaria, in which the yeast strain used in wheat beers is combined with a hefty whack of rye malt - a type of malt rarely used in beers today, although becoming increasingly popular in the US craft scene and among Aussie homebrewers. The result ··· Read more
Style
Roggen bier (Rye beer)
Strength
5.7%

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