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Cheeky Monkey & Chi Cho Gelato & Mane Liquor Bluzu Summer Sour

Cheeky Monkey

Released November 21st, 2018

Building on the success of last year’s Frosty Fruits, the WA collaborators behind it were keen not to repeat themselves. Loosely starting with the same "Summer Sour" concept, this iteration from Cheeky Monkey, Chi Cho Gelato and Mane Liquor arrived at an untested combination of yuzu and blueberry as a result of the consistently unique offerings from the gelato artisans. From this point, Cheeky Monkey’s sales manager Brendan Day, ignoring requests for more restrained fruit levels requested by the brewing team, eventually sourced 60kg of blueberries and 18 litres of highly expensive yuzu juice for the 1,000 litre batch.

A stunning ruby colour in the glass, yuzu lemon and sherbet aromas tease first, characteristics that continues through tasting, where a curious earthiness appears as the blueberry comes into play. Although described as an "intense citrus tang", Bluzu delivers far more approachable perceived pH levels, perhaps a result of the low carbonation – this is a more refreshing than puckering acidity. The fruit combination remains in balance throughout before a gentle blueberry skin tannin makes an appearance at the end.

Guy Southern

Style
Blueberry & Yuzu Berliner Weisse
ABV
4.4%
Stockists

Mane Liquor

Also available from the brewery and other WA retailers from late Nov

Bluzu sorbet is also available now

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Name
Cheeky Monkey
Address

4259 Caves Rd
Margaret River
WA 6285

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

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

Tours

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

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