Jervis Bay Brewing JB Lager & The Boysen The Better Land

Lager & Boysenberry Sour
4.2% & 5.6%
18 & 13 IBU

If you’re after a Jervis Bay beer and you’re a lover of lager, you already have access to the bready and citrusy Point Perp Pilsner in the brewery’s core range. But if you feel like something even more easy-drinking than the already accessible PPP, JB Lager will do the trick for ya.

While the core range pils uses New Zealand hops for its citrusy zing, the draught-style JB Lager looks to Germany for its hops: Tettnang and Perle bring their soft spice up front and leave a trail of bitterness in the finish with some light grain character. This traditional lager isn’t interested in your tasting notes, though. It’s all about the sinkability. Easygoing in the mouth and gone before you realise.

If, like me, you’ve never heard of the band Fontaines D.C. or their song Boys In The Better Land [Come on, Mick, Get with it! Editor], you may find the name of The Boysen The Better Land confusing.*

But if you’ve never played chubby bunnies with a basquillion tart boysenberries, don’t worry – you’ll get the experience from drinking this boysenberry sour. Huge berry flavour fills the mouth while big sourness whacks you in the jaw, getting those saliva glands a-pumping. There’s also plenty of bitterness for a fruited sour, which I didn’t expect.

The most noteworthy thing, however, is the colour. It’s wild. This beer looks like straight red cordial, but with bright pink foam; I don’t remember red cordial having foam. Maybe if you shook the bottle up a lot?

Mick Wüst

*I’ve since listened to the song and it’s quite fun. Also the lead singer reminds me of a young Nathan Fillion.

Published September 13, 2023

Jervis Bay Brewing Co

3 Duranbah Drive
NSW 2540

(02) 4401 2142
Open Hours

Wed to Sun: midday to 9pm


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