Holgate Brewhouse Tank 9 Brew Loose #1: Tyger Tyger

Holgate Brewhouse

Released November 18th, 2015

Ever since filling every other nook and cranny in the brewery with much bigger tanks, the Holgate Brewhouse team has been using the last remaining baby, Tank 9, as the place for trial and experimental brews. And, as an early Christmas present to his brewers, owner Paul invited the four of them to create whatever they wanted inside it as a break from brewing, mostly, Holgate's core range.

Rather than go nuts and concoct a series of big, crazy beers they kept things pretty restrained. First up was Crafty's Resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady who, we're told, "got all misty-eyed" and brewed an English IPA to remind him of home (well, what was home up til about two decades ago). Said beer is called Tyger Tyger, which references William Blake's 1794 poem, The Tyger – a meditation on the strength and ferocity of the Indian tiger (told you he was a scholar).

Chris tells us the beer is "inspired by the original IPAs that kept upper lips stiff in the days of the British Raj. A burnished copper ale, this IPA is British through and through. English pale and crystal malts lend biscuity malt flavours and hop character is typically English – think floral and earthy with bright notes of citrusy orange marmalade. The finish is dry with a firm, clean bitterness. The perfect drop to steel the nerves in the tiger-infested jungles of old India."

The other two (a Belgian IPA and American Brown) will follow shortly afterwards, with all three being tapped together for an event at Beer DeLuxe Hawthorn on November 29; details to follow in the Events Diary.

Style
English IPA
ABV
6.2%
Bitterness
50 IBU
Stockists

Beer DeLuxe Hawthorn

The Alehouse Project

The Mallow Hotel

Holgate Brewhouse

Bent Elbow, QLD

Cambrian Hotel, Bendigo

Flux, QLD

Village Bicycle, QLD

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Name
Holgate Brewhouse
Address

79 High Street
Woodend
VIC 3442

Phone
Hotel, Bar and Restaurant: (03) 5427 2510 Brewery Sales: (03) 54 273 522
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