Murray's Brewing Hell of the North

Style
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV
11.5%

You know you could be in for something special when the man responsible for beers such as Icon, Wild Thing, Punk Monk and Heart of Darkness says his new beer is one of the very best he's ever brewed. When word comes back from its pre-launch tapping that it's "the Australian Chimay Reserve", anticipation for said beer only heightens. The beer in question is the latest - and biggest to date - Belgian style ale to be dreamt up by the Murray's Brewing brains trust. The Hell of the North - a cycling reference, apparently - features a blend of three Trappist yeasts and an ABV that has climbed to a whopping 11.5 per cent ABV (without the use of any artificial assistance too, according to David Brailsford). For all that, it's an elegant, delicate affair, combining sweet malt, alcohol and dark fruit aromas with a complex sweet then dry flavour that transforms as it warms. Be warned: it's a one batch, keg only release (and the first kegs went out a week or so before we did this listing so some may have gone...).

Published August 8, 2013

Name
Murray's
Address

3443 Nelson Bay Rd
Bobs Farm
NSW 2316

Phone
(02) 4982 6411
Open Hours

Cellar door
Mon to Fri: 10am to 5.30pm
Weekends from 10am
Restaurant
Lunch: Open 7 days
Dinner: Friday and Saturday nights in January (bookings essential)

Tours

Public tours daily at 2pm. $5 per person. Bookings recommended.
Groups of 20 or more and private tours by appointment.
Extreme Brewery Tours via helicopter. (Murray is not the pilot - but he'd love to be). By appointment.

HCH 2024 B
AIBA 2024 entries B2

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