How good is a bloody bowls club? Pots of sub-zero Tooheys Old, crumbed snags, walls positively heaving with memorabilia and photos of the Queen, bizarre decades-long political beefs between Gavin, the newly-elected president, and Shirley, the long-term Treasurer. The bowlo has got it all!
And it's in this theme that Young Henrys have continued their series of collaborations with Australian musicians with a bowls club-inspired beer brewed in harmony with alt-country/folk band, Caitlin Harnett & the Pony Boys.
Bowlo Bitter is a 4.4 percent ABV Australian pale ale that more or less closely resembles an English best bitter. The Australian hop combo of Topaz and Cascade lend a subtle lemon zest and orange citrus character with some faint fruity yeast esters on the nose. The body is a deep gold with bready malts and a hint of biscuit sweetness with an easy-going but noticeable bitterness to aid in the necessary thirst quenching.
Bowlo Bitter – which comes with its own launch video – is precisely the kind of beer you’ll want if you’re in for a standard one pot per end, best of 17 ends type scenario. Especially if you’re four down after 14 ends and Mabel’s radar is dialled in.
Check out our past article on the benefits switching to craft beer has brought many clubs around Australia.