What do you think of when you think Christmas? Bubbly? Baubles? Michael Bublé singing Christmas songs on your nanna’s favourite Christmas CD? Well, Catchment have got you covered with Bublé, a seasonal release Brut IPA brewed especially with the southern hemisphere Christmas - and all three of the aforementioned Christmassy things - in mind.
In a can adorned with baubles and Christmas colours, this Brut IPA was fermented on champagne yeast and used a metric Santa-load of Nelson Sauvin for its classic white wine characteristics. It pours a lovely marigold, with a white wine like nose along with just a hint of dankness. The first sip is pure stone fruit and tropicals (think peach and passionfruit), with a delightful complexity developing as you continue. You find white grape, a dash of berry, and a dash of dankness in there as well, not to mention a pleasant bitterness that lingers and builds, contributing to a pleasingly crisp and dry finish.
The can suggests you save one to crack on Christmas morning, and I have to tell you, it’s good advice - this will go down a treat on Christmas morning as you crank the Bublé playlist while pushing everyone out of the way to get to your presents first, and will also happily accompany you as you work the BBQ, play a spot of backyard cricket, hit the pool, or get ready to take your customary post-lunch nap. Merry Christmas, and happy bublé IPA.
- Brut IPA