Wolf of the Willows & Bloodhound Wolf Blood 2017

Wolf of the Willows

Released March 24th, 2017

There are red IPAs. And then there's Wolf of the Willows' Wolf Blood. The beer originally brewed as a collaboration with Brisbane's fine Bloodhound Bar for its Hopfields event in 2016 returns a year later, this time bottled too so more people can get their hands on it.

So, why did we open this piece as we did? Well, brewer Scott McKinnon has done so marvellous a job combining specialty malts that the beer pours such a bright red we went rushing straight to the notes sent by the Wolves to check they hadn't loaded it with hibiscus or something similar. But nope. They haven't. He's just worked some brewing magic.

As for the beer itself, there's plenty of hops in there – mostly American although joined by relatively new Aussie hop Melba – and they deliver plenty of citrus and pine aromas, not to mention a potent, drying bitterness. And, as tends to be the case with WOTW beers, it's lean too, although not to the point you don't pick up the toasted caramel malts.

The label's worth a mention too: how many businesses would decapitate their own logo and leave a bloody pool behind?

Style
Red IPA
ABV
7.1%
Bitterness
66 IBU
Stockists

Beer DeLuxe

Bloodhound Bar

In good beer outlets in Melbourne and Brisbane

And a small number of venues in NSW, SA and WA

More stockists...
Name
Wolf of the Willows
Address

39 De Havilland Road
Mordialloc
VIC 3195

Phone
For orders, please email orders@wolfofthewillows.com.au
Tours

Tours by appointment only

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