Staves Brewery Vienna Lager & Brut IPA

Style
Vienna Lager & Brut IPA
ABV
4.3% & 5.5%

Staves installed a couple of double-sized fermenters in summer 2018/19, which doubled the brewpub's capacity. Since these bigger tanks can now take some of the pressure off the core range, the other fermenters have been freed up for more rotating of styles, old and new, across the taps.

If you’re after a more traditional beer, the Vienna Lager is a fine example of the style. You can tell everything you need to know about it just by looking at it: when you see the dark gold brew shot through with copper, you get a comforting feeling of warm toast with a light spread of golden syrup, and that’s exactly what you get. It’s smooth and creamy, and complex enough to be interesting, yet refreshingly easy to drink.

The Brut IPA, on the other hand, will have you sniffing, tasting, thinking, and discussing it with those around you. The high carbonation launches the aroma out of the glass – Galaxy, Citra and Riwaka come together to hit you in the face with lemons, limes and passionfruit, but there’s also a complement of fruity esters making themselves known. The signature dryness is there, but the addition of wheat takes the edge off to keep it from feeling thin.

Mick Wust

Published March 30, 2019

Name
Staves Brewery
Address

4-8 Grose Street
Glebe
NSW 2037

Phone
02 9280 4555
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 4pm to midnight
Saturday: 2pm to midnight
Sunday: 2pm to 10pm

Regular events

Thu: Open mic night
Fri: Comedy night
Sat: Live music

Tours

By appointment

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