When you're based in the Victorian High Country, it's not just the wilderness and outdoor activities that you're blessed with: you also have access to locally grown hops. And that's something Blizzard took advantage of with its Powder Pale, which used Melba hops throughout to create a beer based around tropical and grapefruit aromas and flavours.
More recently, however, after enjoying success with the Belgian-influenced Bladerunner, they switched to a Belgian house yeast and reinvented their pale. The yeast switch wasn't the only one, with Cascade introduced as the lone hop, with the result, according to the brewery, a beer that "displays citrus, melon and tropical fruit with a phenolic and spicy undertone from the yeast."
- Australian Pale Ale
- 40 IBU