Homestead Brewery Black Swan

Homestead Brewery

If there was any beer that made the beer geeks sit up more than any other in his time at Temple, it was his black IPA (closely followed by his Saison, we reckon). It was one of the very best takes on the style (if it is a style...) created Down Under, which meant one of the first questions we posed to Ron when he turned up at Homestead was: "Will there be a black IPA?"

The answer was yes, with the Black Swan forming (the biggest and boldest) part of the core range at the brewery. Using a combination of American hops and Midnight Wheat to create its dense black colour without much in the way of associated roasty flavours, it's a fine example of the "Don't judge a book by its colour" nature of black IPA: close your eyes and you'd swear you were sniffing and tasting something far paler. It's no gimmick though: it's a damn tasty, full bodied and smooth drop too.

Black IPA
Homestead Brewery

10 Harris Road
WA 6055

(08) 6279 0500
Open Hours

Mon to Thurs: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to late
Saturday: 7.30am to late
Sunday: 7.30am to 5pm