The Grifter Brewing Co Altered Beast

Style
Altbier
ABV
4.8%

There were several reasons for the team at The Grifter Brewing Company to get excited about the 2018 BrewCon conference and its associated awards, The Indies. At the latter they won a trophy for The Omen, their oatmeal stout, while for the former they created a new beer: Altered Beast.

It’s an Altbier made in collaboration with Kiwi maltster Gladfield so, as you might therefore reasonably conclude, it’s a beer centred around the malt character. That’s thanks to a medley of five varieties (Munich, Aurora, Chocolate, Crystal and Toffee, if you’re a devil for the detail) and these help deliver a beer that’s perhaps most easily described as “nice”. That’s neither faint praise nor veiled compliment, simply a reflection on a beer that isn’t especially showy in nature, one characterised by a pleasant touch of toasty and sweet malt character, a balanced hop profile, just a little bitterness and an otherwise clean finish. Altered Beast is no blockbuster, nor is it a cheap thrill. It’s just, well… nice.

Nick Oscilowski

Published July 13, 2018

Name
The Grifter Brewing Company
Address

1/391 Enmore Road
Marrickville
NSW 2204

Open Hours

Wed & Thur: 4pm to 10pm
Fri: 4pm to midnight
Sat: 12pm to 10pm
Sun: 4pm to 10pm

Fermentis SafLager E-30
Obsidian 2024

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