Seeker Brewing Sparkling Ale

Style
Sparkling Ale
ABV
5.2%

For those of you who have been drinking craft beer for far too long – or are young enough not to have lived through times when such beers were pretty much your only homegrown alternatives to big brand lagers – Sparkling Ale is the name of a rather famous independently-brewed Australian beer, one that's been around well over 150 years, for that matter. Here, Seeker have created a tribute act to that Aussie icon with their very own Sparkling Ale.

Cracking this one open (no need to roll it across the counter), you'll find the yellow of a pale lemon that might have you asking yourself: "Is this a lemon?", while boasting some sweet and malty aromas.

The immediate effect upon tasting Sparkling Ale is a nodding of your head: this is nostalgic, early days drinking with a few enriching updates. A homegrown yeast strain combines with local pale malt and locally grown, once-ubiquitous Pride of Ringwood hops in a cleanly flavoursome beer that dissipates quickly enough to still be refreshing alongside fish and chips, a view of the beach, and an ungodly amount of chicken salt.

The ABV here is lower than the original, but that can be considered a good thing since you can now drink more of them without going a bit berko.

Benedict Kennedy-Cox

Published November 29, 2023

Name
Seeker Brewing
Address

4/1 Industrial Road
Unanderra
NSW 2526

Phone
0435 020 318
Open Hours

Thurs to Sun: midday to 9pm

Gypsy Hub
Fermentis SafLager E-30

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