Holgate's Temptress, its cocoa and vanilla porter, has been one of the most surprising and enduring success stories of the rise of Australian craft beer. An instant hit upon launch a few years back, its lusciousness has continued to win over drinkers and diners ever since. It is, however, perhaps not the first beer you'd reach for when the mercury heads above 30C so the brewers decided to create a summery version instead to tide you all over. Named in honour of the gateway to Woodend, the Black Forest, as well as the fabled European chocolate and cherry cake, the limited release Summer Porter is brewed a touch lighter in colour and with a lower roastiness, but adds complexity through the addition of fresh summer cherries and orange peel.
Published December 12, 2013 2013-12-12 00:00:00