Dionysus, Greek god of wine, pleasure, and festivity, carries a staff tipped with a pinecone and wrapped in a grapevine. But squint just a little and you can see it for what it really is - a climbing hop bine and hop cone.
Helios brewed a single batch of this double NEIPA in 2019 and it scooped a gold at the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show; more importantly, it had people clamouring for more once it ran out. As a result, Dionysus is now back in both keg and tinnies to bring pleasure and festivity to the masses.
This NEIIPA pours a rusty orange haze so dirty you feel you should hide it from your parents. While it carries one of the most complex hop bills of all the Helios beers, it still exhibits the muscular malt presence that is brewer Charlie Hodgson’s signature - stewed stonefruit with burnt sugar; orange marmalade as it’s caramelising; bruised peach sweetness with citrus peel bitterness.
- Imperial NEIPA