The brewers at Bodriggy turned to one of Melbourne's other purveyors of tasty treats, Birdsnake Chocolate, in creating MandyMuck. The chocolatiers bring a similar ethos to the cocoa bean as many local coffee roasters do to their handiwork, where the focus is on working closely with growers to ensure what you shove down your mouth is sourced as ethically as possible and handled with great care.
Together, Bodriggy and Birdsnake came up with a beer in which the “Muck” name is borrowed from the brewery’s previous release, the MuckaMuck imperial stout. Something of a little sibling, Mandy is a mid-strength that features lactose, mandarin juice and freshly-roasted Peruvian cocoa nibs. For a 3.2 percent ABV beer, the stout has a surprisingly luscious and silky body in which flavours of dark chocolate pair with roasted undertones and a slight whiff of citrus.
- Mid-strength Stout