The Craft & Co Signora Amphora

The Craft & Co

Released May 20, 2017

Never heard of an amphora? If not, you wouldn't be alone, particularly when taken in the context of modern day brewing. They are large clay vessels once used regularly for fermenting wine and, on occasion, beer. As craft beer culture has fired up experimentation globally and brewers have looked for new flavours and textures, a tiny number have dipped into the history books and brought amphora into their homes. As we wrote about in this article, perhaps the best known is Italy's Birra del Borgo but, on a corner of Smith Street, you'll find The Craft & Co using clay for one of its core beers too.

The beer is Signora Amphora and is a rather delicate affair. Certainly, if you're going in expecting to find clay like characters, think again. Instead, the brewers use a light wheat beer as the base, with the outcome a beer that mixes light, almost pilsner like pale malt sweetness with rose characteristics and soft spices.

Amphora Beer
25 IBU

The Craft & Co

The Craft & Co

390 Smith Street
VIC 3066

(03) 9417 4755
Regular events

Friday: Happy Hour from 5pm (with $1 Hot Wings) Thursday: $15 beer paddles matched with cheese

Open Hours

Wed to Thurs: 10am to 10pm
Friday: 10am to 11pm
Saturday: 8am to 11pm
Sunday: 8am to 6pm