Bridge Road Brewers Fruit Salad Gose & Brettanomyces Apricot Sour

Style
Fruit Sours
ABV
4.3% & 4.2%

There’s no clearer a reminder of how diverse the beer world has become than when a single brewery releases two beers that from a distance look so similar but up close are worlds apart. Bridge Road have done just that with two fruited sour releases, with both even arriving in different vessels: stubby versus tinnie.

First up, there’s the Fruit Salad Gose, which comes inside a tropical fruit tinnie. I picked up an impressive amount of mango on the aroma but upon drinking that side of things was a little more restrained, joined by pineapple and passionfruit and the slightest of saltiness from the Gose base.

Then there’s the latest in the Mayday Hills series: Brettanomyces Apricot Sour. It might be another sour with fruit additions and weigh in at almost the exact same strength but it’s there the similarities end. There’s plenty of funk at play from the Brett, while the apricot comes across like it’s being slowly boiled down to go into a preserve. The result is a beer where sourness and sweetness both hit you at once. Fans who've been following the Mayday releases will also encounter a particularly viscous body, one that been a key character in many of the Beechworth brewery’s funky foeder releases.

Will Ziebell

Published March 6, 2020

Name
Bridge Road Brewers
Address

Old Coach House
Ford Street
Beechworth VIC 3747

Phone
(03) 5728 2703
Open Hours

Lunch: 7 days from midday to 3pm
Dinner: Thurs to Sun from 6pm to 8.30pm
Brewery door open daily from 11am

Tours

Each Saturday at 11am

HCH 2024 B
AIBA 2024 entries B2

More from Bridge Road Brewers

Bridge Road Brewers Pass-O-Guava & Phantasm Hazy
Gose & Hazy IPA
4.3% & 6.5%
Bridge Road Brewers Blackberry Sour & Strata Hazy
Fruit Sour & Hazy IPA
4.3% & 6.3%
Bridge Road Liquid Cold IPA & Sydney Brewery Tastes Like Holiday
Cold IPA & Hazy Pale Ale
6.8% & 4.2%
Bridge Road Thiolized West Coast
West Coast IPA
6.9%
Bridge Road & The High Country Brewers Rule 47: Red IPA
Red IPA
6.0%
Bridge Road x Brunswick Bitters Co Mayday Hills Gruit
Gruit
3.9%
Bridge Road New Sky IPA Vol. 6: Oat Latte
Oat Cream IPA
7.1%
Bridge Road Brewers Ooft
Smoothie Sour
6.0%
Bridge Road Brewers Hazy Harvest & Dark Harvest 2023
Wet Hop Beers
6.3% & 6.6%
Bridge Road Brewers New Sky IPA Vol. 3: Triple Dry-Hop Hazy
TDH Hazy IPA
6.3%
Bridge Road New Sky IPA Vol. 2: Spectrum Super Cold
Cold IPA
6.9%
Bridge Road Brewers New Sky IPA Vol. 1: Double California
West Coast DIPA
8.0%
Bridge Road Brewers B2 Bomber Mach 12.0
Imperial Belgian Black IPA
10.1%
Bridge Road Hazy Harvest & Dark Harvest (2022)
Fresh Hop Beers
6.4% & 6.6%
Bridge Road Eggster Triple Choclate Ale
Chocolate Ale
6.0%
Bridge Road Christmas Beers 2021
Red IPA & Pavlova Beer
7.5% & 7.3%
Bridge Road Brewers Watermelon Sour
Watermelon Gose
4.3%
Bridge Road Brewers NEeD Vol.6: TDH Dip Hop IPA
Triple Dip Hopped DIPA
8.5%
Bridge Road Raspberry Sour With Passionfruit
Fruit Sour
4.3%
Bridge Road Brewers NEeD Vol.5: Cold IPA
Cold IPA
7.0%