The first official limited release to come from the Riverside Brewing Company is the Resurrection Ale and, quite aptly, it's been released just in time for Easter. So then, what to expect from the Parramatta brewery's first attempt at branching out? Will it be big and hoppy like some of their most beloved beers? Damn right! This has a substantial malt backbone balanced with a massive amount of hops (fans of the 44 Amber Ale and 77 IPA take note). There are two fundamental differences though; the first is that it's got a healthy addition of the new hop variety to come out of the USA: Mosaic. The second is that it's spent some time getting intimate with some Hungarian Oak which adds an extra level of complexity. It's a beer head brewer Dave Padden says is a tough one to box into a style but, when pushed, he'd opt for India Amber Ale - 'think a toned down amber grist with a shedload of hops, then rounded off with a touch of oakâ?. In the brewer's own words, 'mmmm....â?.
Published March 21, 2013 2013-03-21 00:00:00