Walk into Westside Ale Works and you’ll find twenty taps pouring the brewery’s beers (plus another ten for guests). With that many taps, it’s no surprise head brewer Casey Wagner is constantly exploring new twists on classic styles, with these two beers doing just that.
Thai Spiced Pale Ale was brewed with Farang Thai Island BBQ, a food truck that regularly pops up across Melbourne. Rather than arriving packed full of birds eye chillies like I first assumed, it’s a beer designed to pair with spicy and aromatic Thai food. So you’ll find plenty of lemongrass, a perfume of kaffir lime leaves and coriander spice to help you wash down your dinner.
Evergreen King is a little more straightforward: a double dry-hopped IPA, with a rich and creamy body. Beyond the smooth texture, you'll also find a hop mix that delivers a big hit of pine, along with peach and some orange citrus.
Published December 20, 2019 2019-12-20 00:00:00