As the new year edged closer to its second month, the neighbourhood folk at Seasonal welcomed a nuanced pair which equally slake and intrigue.
First was Pia, a New Zealand-hopped pilsner which references a M?ori language translation for beer, and celebrates WA beer legend Pia Poynton. Here, the Czech malt provides an elegant light gold base, atop which Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade dance with white grape, NZ hop diesel, veiled pepper and a grassy bitterness that runs Jever-like dry.
Which leaves January’s encore: Crumble Castle. As before, the dub’s duality highlights both a historical watering hole at Third and Guildford, the Pineapple Inn, and a King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard song, the foaming echoes of both woven by the quirky Brux Trois yeast and US hop El Dorado. The result? It’s pineapple-ly, people. Guava and passionfruit also appear with "green fruit", before Bretty dryness aides a bitter stipple.
NB We're posting these a little later than release due to the short, sharp COVID lockdown.
Published February 5, 2021 2021-02-05 00:00:00