Tinged with the blaze of the setting sun, Summer Dusk is pleasant on the eyes and pleasant on the tongue. It was designed it to be a more approachable version of the brewery's Bock - an amber lager with the cleanness and sessionability of the Japanese Lager, but which expresses its hops and malts in a way the Japanese Lager doesn’t. Cascade and Amarillo bring a gentle fruitiness, while the specialty dark malts add a brown sugar sweetness. It’s not surprising this won a gold medal at its first AIBAs in 2019.
There’s no shortage of Aussie beer drinkers who've had nothing but pale lagers their whole lives. Co-owner Craig reckons he’s heard more than one of them have a Summer Dusk and say: “That’s the best beer I’ve ever had.”
He also describes it as “sexy as hell in a glass”. It’s hard to argue with that.
- Amber Lager
Silver – Indies 2020