Seven Sheds Ferry-Aged Fuggled Porter

Seven Sheds

Released August 5, 2013

One of the most intriguing of all Aussie brewed beers released last year was Seven Sheds' Bass Strait IPA. Brewer Willie Simpson teamed up with the Spirit of Tasmania to stow away a couple of wooden casks containing an IPA brewed with beers from his own hop farm on one of their ferries. They travelled the equivalent distance of the original IPAs from the UK to India before being taken off the boat and bottled. Interest in the seriously limited release came from far and wide, inspiring Willie to undertake a similar project this year. This time around, a pair of 120 litre French Oak casks containing the brewery's Fuggled Porter were stowed away for an even longer period, traversing the Bass Strait until they had completed the equivalent journey of the original hogsheads of beer that came to Australia from England. They landed back on land a few weeks back and have now been transferred to 420 numbered bottles. This unique beer is now available direct from Seven Sheds' cellar door or direct order. (Photo shows Willie (l) with Gerry Gaffney, hospitality manager of the Spirit of Tasmania, as the casks are offloaded following their trip)

Ferry-Aged Porter

Seven Sheds

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

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