The beer that started it all for the crew at Local Brewing Co was this XPA and it's a beer that's always been good to them and hop fans. The 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.
At its heart, there are tropics-conjuring qualities that can take you far away from Local Brewing's Melbourne home and they come from the inclusion of Citra, Centennial and Amarillo hops. Together, those 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.