Cheeky Monkey Ri-beer-na Blackcurrant Berliner Weisse

Cheeky Monkey

Released May 29, 2018

It appears that the South West of WA is becoming a crucible of sour. The regularity of zippy releases from the region bears testament to this, so it’s of no surprise that Cheeky Monkey’s GABS entry playfully wades into this low ABV territory. Having built a solid reputation with two releases of Frosty Fruit Sour, head brewer Ross Terlick and team return to after school nostalgia with Ri-beer-na, a Blackcurrant Berliner Weisse.

One can’t help but giggle at the lurid magenta ribbon that falls into the glass, as any questions about a ho-hum, pop culture beer knock off is crushed by the weight of 400kg of Tasmanian blackcurrants. On tasting, a bold tartness is soon flushed with fruit – mountains of it – before an interesting but welcome tannic character runs through the middle palate, lingering as the blackcurrant recedes.

Guy Southern

Blackcurrant Berliner Weisse

Ri-beer-na is available now from the Margaret River brewery with a limited amount hitting WA, SA & VIC venues & retailers.

Exact stockists set to appear on Cheeky Monkey's FB page.

Cheeky Monkey

4259 Caves Rd
Margaret River
WA 6285

Brewery: (08) 9755 9555; Rest: (08) 9755 5555
Open Hours

10-6 everyday, except Christmas / Good Friday and before 12pm on Anzac Day


Whenever the brewer isn't grumpy or when the assistant brewer is here.

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