Local Brewing Co Sunset XPA

Local Brewing Co

The beer that started it all for the crew at Local Brewing Co was this XPA and, although it’s called Sunset, it doesn’t have the same auburn hue a truly stunning sunset can have. Instead, it’s a pale, yellow and hoppy beer that fits nicely into the XPA category that might have confused even the more knowledgeable beer geeks in 2015 but has become a ubiquitous trio of letters in the beer world. The sunset in the title instead refers to the state of mind the beer hopes to conjure in the drinker: one of a beautiful sunset settling over waves on a tropical beach.

Those tropics-conjuring qualities come from the inclusion of Citra, Centennial and Amarillo hops which provide a mix of mango and passionfruit, joined by some ripe orange, stone fruit, melon and a building tropical juice-tinged bitterness. In other words, you could certainly do worse than enjoying it on a beach and from a fancy glass with an umbrella poking out the top.

Will Ziebell

Local Brewing Co

116 Murphy Street (Office)
VIC 3121

0432 909 040