Harvest time gives brewers a once-in-a-year opportunity to use freshly picked, wet hops in their beers. In doing so again in 2019, Newstead have come up with brew that nods to local history through both the name and the can design. The Eleanor of the title is Dr Eleanor Schonell, after whom Brisbane's Green Bridge is named.
The original Eleanor (in beer form) was born last year in Milton and featured 100kg of Galaxy hops. This year, two brewers flew to Victoria to collect the same amount (driving them back to Brisbane in a 28-hour road trip) before an additional 100kg of fresh Enigma hops arrived for dry-hopping (dry-wet-hopping?) to see Eleanor re-hopped and Reloaded. The outcome is a beer that's unique and grassy, with heaps of melon in the mix.
- Fresh Hop IPL
- 12 IBU