The Craft & Co Tropical XPA

The Craft & Co

Released August 7, 2019

The Craft & Co in Collingwood is many things: restaurant; bar; deli; function space; distillery; brewery. The team there also release wines alongside their beers and spirits and, as of winter 2019, they're looking to bring all their booze offerings into a recognisable family courtesy of a new look.

With the new look comes new beers, including a Tropical XPA previously only available on tap. They've plumped for four fruity hop varieties to do the heavy lifting – Galaxy, Vic Secret, El Dorado and Citra – and they infuse the lightly hazy, pale golden drop with stonefruit and juicy mandarin on the nose, and melon-dominated tropical fruits to taste. The result is a juicy refresher complete with a gripping, resinous bitterness cutting through the fruit.

James Smith

30 IBU
The Craft & Co

390 Smith Street
VIC 3066

(03) 9417 4755
Regular events

Friday: Happy Hour from 5pm (with $1 Hot Wings) Thursday: $15 beer paddles matched with cheese

Open Hours

Wed to Thurs: 10am to 10pm
Friday: 10am to 11pm
Saturday: 8am to 11pm
Sunday: 8am to 6pm