Summer's here and when it hits Adelaide it can be pretty fierce. Indeed, when it hits the Big Shed Brewing Concern, as it did on The Crafty Pint's first visit to their Royal Park home, it can feel fiercer still, what with their home being inside a big shed full of beer-making machinery. As such, it's easy to imagine the team there sweating through another day and craving something refreshing they can put away in volume without doing too much to knock them sideways.
Which is where Jetty Jumper comes in. Their summer seasonal is a mid-strength pale ale brewed with a simple malt bill of pilsner, wheat and a bit of biscuit malt then fruitified with relatively new Aussie hop Melba and popular American variety Mosaic. They say the outcome is a refreshing hop hit with big citrus flavours, which sounds like sweet medicine for those days when the mercury creeps above 35C.