Victoria's High Country brewers have access to some of the country's largest hop farms. And they tend to take advantage when the harvest comes around, just as Blizzard has done with its fresh hop beer for 2017, one that name checks the Rostrevor Hop Gardens from which they sourced Galaxy hop cones. They're calling it a "North East Ale" to place its provenance clearly in the brewery's home region too.
The beer itself is built around a single malt upon which those freshly harvest hops, which we're told display "the fresh grassy notes expected of a wet hopped brew". It's a draught only release, with the first keg being tapped in Blizzard's Mile High Tap Room ready for their Easter and first birthday celebrations.
- Fresh Hop Ale
Blizzard's Mile High Tap Room