Black Dog Brewery Drifter Lager

Black Dog Brewery

Published June 1, 2017

When is a lager not a lager? You could put forward a few potential answers, including this beer from Black Dog*. The Drifter Lager is tagged a "new world lager based on a German pilsner" but is one in which brewer James Booth has layered on the Aussie hops (Topaz and Enigma) like a builder with an industrial sized trowel to the point it's almost indistinguishable from many New World pale ales on the market.

It pours a bright golden with a touch of malt sweetness but the spotlight is hogged by the broad citrus and melon aromas and a sizeable bitterness, ensuring it's full of character and full of body too, albeit with a lingering dryness akin to a European pilsner.

  • OK, it would be a shit answer as it is totally a lager, but hopefully you catch our drift (sorry, this just gets worse the longer it goes on, doesn't it...?)
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Black Dog Brewery

339 Booth Road
VIC 3675

Open Hours

Thursday to Monday: 11am to 5pm