This is a beer that could only be made by a Western Australian brewery. Anyone from WA, or who has spent time there, knows this coffee order. Furthermore, any Sandgroper that’s tried to order it outside of state lines knows they'll usually be met by a confused barista and the sharp retort: "You’re from WA, aren’t you?"
While this may be taken as a cultural slight or, at best, a café faux pas, the collaborators here have made no apologies for the regional interpretation of what’s essentially a double shot latte. Sheesh, these coffee snobs are savage!
Understandably, coffee is the driving element here. The influence of Southern Indian single origin beans from Vasse neighbours Yahava is bright, rich and well integrated with the slightly chocolate driven base, itself sweetened with lactose for contextual mouthfeel. While the naming may leave lingering caffeinated confusion, as far as this coffee order goes, beer is an excellent choice.
Published June 15, 2019 2019-06-15 00:00:00