Time for the first Rare Breed of 2014... Fresh from seeing six beers hit the Hottest 100, with their first can, Summer Ale, hitting the top 10, Mountain Goat has brought back a beer first trialled in kegs last year. This time around, they've given the India Red Ale a boost and a tweak and popped it into suitably bright red Rare Breed bottles too. The ABV has been nudged up to 6.6 per cent and they've done something of a tour of the world for the ingredients, with three different US hops (Athanum, Cascade and Amarillo) joining homebody Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin from across the Tasman. NZ has also been plundered for the malt bill too, with a blend of five different types giving it both its red hue and full-bodied mouthfeel on top of which the spicy and citrusy hops do their thing.
Published January 31, 2014 2014-01-31 00:00:00