Wayward Brewing Funky Pineapple Hand Grenade Brett IPA

Style
Brett IPA
ABV
6.5%
Bitterness
50 IBU

Funky Pineapple Hand Grenade Brett IPA... the name alone is a mouthful but what of the beer itself, which has returned in a limited run in the latter part of summer 2019 after debuting as a GABS festival beer in 2016? Well, first up, a clarification: there's no pineapple involved, at least not in fruit form. Or, indeed, hand grenades. But it does feature Brett and is, thus, a little funky.

Essentially a West Coast IPA with a twist, the beer was fermented with nothing but Wayward's favoured Brettanomyces strain and pours with the requisite dense haze du jour and the hue of an overripe pineapple. Initially, if you've poured it chilled, there's little in the soft pineapple and mango aromas to hint at the aforementioned funk. It's more on the palate, where there's a tannic dryness and a vinous quality at play texturally, that you'll appreciate the twist. As the beer warms, farmhouse characteristics akin to a Brett saison become more apparent and the mouthful of a name makes sense.

James Smith

Published February 21, 2019

Name
Wayward Brewing Co
Address

3 Gehrig Lane
Camperdown
NSW 2050

Phone
(02) 7903 2445
Open Hours

Thur: 2pm to 10pm
Fri: 2pm to 10pm
Sat: midday to 10pm
Sun: midday to 8pm
Mon: 4pm to 9pm

Regular events

Food trucks Friday, Saturday & Sunday until 7pm (or until sold out)
Sunday Sessions Live music in the cellar door on Sunday afternoon

Tours

Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm
Guided tours cost $25, last 40-60 minutes and include a tasting paddle. Buy tickets at the bar.

AIBA 2024 entries B2
HCH 2024 B

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