Slow Lane Brewing Resting Place

Slow Lane Brewing

Released December 26, 2020

Slow Lane said from the beginning they were keen to experiment with different kinds of yeast, and Resting Place is a shining example of that.

This beer was soured, not by adding lactobacillus or other souring bacteria, but by a strain of yeast called Lachancea, which naturally produces lactic acid during fermentation. And since Lachancea was first discovered on a tree in a graveyard†, the name Resting Place seemed appropriate.

But, while there’s a slight earthiness to this beer, which has my mind scrambling to make some kind of turned earth or gravedigging joke, honestly I just want to steer away from cemetery references because this beer is full of life.

Lemon peel and pith on the nose give a limoncello vibe that had my brain wondering if Resting Place would be sweet or syrupy. But this is no digestivo; instead, it’s sour and fluffy and dry as a bon-… well, just trust me, it’s very dry. A fruity strain of Brettanomyces mingles with the bitterness of Mosaic and El Dorado hops which, usually so familiar, play a new role in this sophisticated, zesty sour that simply evaporates off the tongue when you’re finished.

Mick Wust

† WHO WAS LOOKING IN A GRAVEYARD FOR THINGS TO PUT IN BEER??

Style
Mixed Fermentation Sour Ale
ABV
6.5%
Name
Slow Lane Brewing
Address

30 Byrnes Street
Botany
NSW 2019

Phone
(02) 9121 6279
Open Hours

Fri & Sat: midday to 6pm
Takeaway sales only while tasting room is being fitted out

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