Holgate Brewhouse Twin Suns XPA

Holgate Brewhouse

Released November 9, 2020

This isn't the first, or indeed second, time Holgate have put out a Star Wars-themed beer. In fact, it's not the first time they've put out a 5.5 percent XPA featuring an X-Wing on the labels either, with Twin Suns following in the vapour trails of X-Wing, which debuted in time for May 4 two years ago.

Having checked back, there are differences beyond the name and artwork, however, with popping hop Idaho #7 joining Azacca, Citra and Mosaic. A clear golden pour, Twin Suns pits ripe, candied pineapple and tropical fruits against a malt base that reminded my drinking companion of barley sugars from his nan. There's a pretty bold bitterness at play compared to many in the category too; indeed, it's a little fuller in all ways than the paler, lighter, leaner offerings that have become the archetypal Aussie XPA.

James Smith

Style
XPA
ABV
5.5%
Name
Holgate Brewhouse
Address

79 High Street
Woodend
VIC 3442

Phone
Hotel, Bar and Restaurant: (03) 5427 2510 Brewery Sales: (03) 54 273 522
Open Hours

PUB:
Mon: 2pm til late (Mon Public Holidays ' midday til late) Tues to Sun: midday til late
TAPROOM:
11am to 5pm daily

Tours

By appointment only

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