Seven Sheds Leggett IPA – RETIRED

Seven Sheds

Released June 8, 2012

Seven Sheds' full name includes the words "hop garden" and, should you visit, you'll find just that next to the cellar door. Willie his brewers use the hops grown there in a number of beers throughout the year, including one variety you won't find used commercially elsewhere: Leggett. It was one of the three trial varieties that went into the first ever Cascade First Harvest but never graduated to Hop Products Australia's commercial crop.

These days, most of the annual hop harvest at Seven Sheds goes into this beer, a traditional UK-inspired IPA, one with a heavier, fuller malt backbone than most IPAs on the market in Australia today. Those rich malts are joined by hop characters Will describes as "sprucey, pine needle" and then assistant brewer Evan (now at Bruny Island) puts as pineapple and which we reckon contribute a twiggy, stewed berry underbelly too.

For those with relatively long memories, 200 litres of the first batch of LIPA went into the Bass Strait IPA that recreated the long sea journeys of the original IPAs – you can read about that here.

Seven Sheds

22 Crockers Street
TAS 7305

(03) 6496 1139
Open Hours

Sept to May
Wed to Sun: 11am to 5pm

June & July: 11am to 5pm Fri to Sun
Closed August


Brewery tours by prior arrangement
They're held at 2.30pm, Wed to Sat
Cost: $29pp