Willie The Boatman Common Ground

Willie The Boatman

When Willie The Boatman was invited to be a part of a festival in Tasmania at the end of 2018 they figured, quite reasonably, that it might be nice to make a beer for the occasion, one with a bit of a flourish of local ingredients. The way in which they did so was via a common ale centred around Tassie-grown Galaxy and Cascade hops.

Common ales are typically fairly light in strength and colour and this one is down the line in those regards, a 4.5 percent ABV beer that looks every bit like the golden hued image you’d get returned to you if you were to throw the word “beer” into a search engine. But belying its inherent lightness Common Ground is surprisingly juicy, the hops throwing forward plenty of citrus character that really does a job washing over your palate before it rounds out to a pleasantly dry finish that makes it moreish. If only your average beer was as tasty as this common.

Nick Oscilowski

California Common
Willie The Boatman

Suite 601, 75 Mary Street
St Peters
NSW 2044

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