The Craft & Co Amphora Tripel

The Craft & Co

Released October 23, 2017

The Craft & Co’s Amphora Tripel is one of a few firsts for the small Collingwood outfit. It’s the first of the brewery’s beers to be released into bottleshops and also the first Australian beer brewed with clay to be bottled too.

Having brewed Australia’s first amphora beer as a limited run for Good Beer Week, The Craft & Co proceeded to look for the style which could showcase the effects the terracotta pots had on a beer’s yeast profile. So, with Belgian beers known for their fruity, spicy aromas and flavours, it was hard to pass over a Tripel for this little moment of history.

Once in your glass, for the most part, it’s very clearly a Belgian style beer, with a combination of sweet, rich fruit and spice characters making their presence felt. As the beer warms, some citrus fruit joins the blend of flavours, supported by a soft malt body. In terms of the amphora making its presence known, it has pulled back some of the bittering qualities of the hops while leaving the floral flavours intact while also lending the beer a sprightly mineral quality to its finish.

Will Ziebell

Amphora Beer
43 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