Barossa Valley Brewing NAIPA

Style
NEIPA with Davidson's Plums
ABV
6.5%

Barossa Valley Brewing feels like a brewery that flies under the radar somewhat when it comes to those nudging the envelope. Go back over the years and you'll find honey beer, beer-wine hybrids, fruit beers and more besides. Even their core range Aussie Pale Ale comes with a dose of lemon myrtle.

Here, they're playing around again, admittedly a little tongue-in-cheek, as they look to create a new spin on one of the styles du jour: turning NEIPA into NAIPA – Native Aussie IPA – thanks to the addition of native Davidson plums, which the brewers tell us contain more than one hundred times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges; it seems last year's GABS release Vitamin Beer has sent them on something of a health kick.

The plums are evident in the pour, lending the beer a pinky, peachy hue, while the broad, fruity aromas from the hops come berry-tinged. There's a creaminess on the nose too that has one thinking there could be lactose at play, but apparently not – must just be on the mind after publishing this feature. The tartness of the plums mingles with what bitterness there is to create a fair old pucker that rivals the experience of sucking the juice from a freshly sliced grapefruit, while contributing to the NAIPA's dry finish too.

Published January 18, 2019

Name
Barossa Valley Brewing
Address

2A Murray Street
Tanunda
SA 5352

Phone
08 8563 0696
Open Hours

Thurs to Sun: 12pm to 10pm

Tours

Sat & Sun: 12.30pm

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