Newstead & Brisbane Distillery Company Juniper Juice

Style
Gin-Infused Tropical Sour
ABV
4.2%

When it comes to gin and juice, who did it better: Snoop Dogg, Lou Bega, or Newstead Brewing? I’m tempted to vote for Lou Bega, since he linked it to a beer bust… but he loses out since he failed to follow through and make a beer that captured gin and juice. Newstead, however, put their money where their mouth is and collaborated with Brisbane Distillery Company to make Juniper Juice, a gin-infused version of their tropical sour ale.

The can label gets to work relaxing you straight away, as it captures a Venice Beach aesthetic - soft peach and mint hues with palm tree silhouettes - then brings the pastel palette into the beer with a powder yellow. But just when you're feeling laid-back from the visuals, the aromatics blow you away - the full nose of a gin cocktail hits with cardamom, cinnamon and peppery spice. These are the same botanicals that appear with the first sip of slightly tart juice, but chew on it and the lemon ironbark comes in, filling out the sourness of Newstead’s tropical sour base with a wave of citrus.

Mick Wust

Published March 23, 2020

Name
Newstead Brewing Co
Address

67 Castlemaine Street
Milton
QLD 4064

Phone
(07) 3367 0490
Open Hours

Tuesday: 4pm to 9:30pm
Wed & Thurs: 8am to 10pm
Friday: 8am to midnight
Saturday: 10:30am to midnight
Sunday: 10.30am to 10pm

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