Slow Lane Continuum

Style
Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale
ABV
6.4%

Slow Lane made the unorthodox choice of launching their brewery in May 2020 with a barrel-aged saison in a can. The beer, named Foundation, was a bright light in an otherwise pretty grim time and nabbed a spot in our end of year Best of NSW list. Continuum is the follow-up to Foundation and is more or less built on the same basic formula. It does, however, come in a bit bigger at 6.4 percent ABV and spent ten months in white rather than red wine barrels, with a couple of legendary roommates named Lacto and Brett.

Continuum pours bright and effervescent with a large, champagne like head that dissipates quickly. For a beer without fruit or new world hops, there’s a surprising fruit salad medley of stonefruit, lychee, pineapple and lemon that ends with some yeasty earthiness and leather. It’s like a lovely array of delicious fruits served in a very expensive boot that’s only been worn four times. That’s a good thing, I promise.

It’s all a bit champagne-like on the palate too, with white grape and oaky vanilla coming to a spicy and absolutely bone dry finish. And, for a lacto-soured beer, the acidity is really rather restrained and refreshing.

Judd Owen

Published March 19, 2021

Name
Slow Lane Brewing
Address

30 Byrnes Street
Botany
NSW 2019

Phone
(02) 9121 6279
Open Hours

Friday: 5pm to 9pm
Saturday: midday to 9pm
Sunday: midday to 7pm

Obsidian 2024
Gypsy Hub

More from Slow Lane Brewing

Slow Lane Pivotal & Check in the Dark
Czech Pale Dark Lagers
4.0% & 5.0%
Slow Lane Jagged Little Pils, Leann Dearg, Golden Valley & Forest Rabbit
Various Styles As Indicated
5.0% & 4.5% & 6.5% & 10.5%
Slow Lane Grain of Salt Peach & Guava & Classic Haze Nelson Sauvin
Fruited Gose & Hoppy Hef
3.5% & 7.0%
Slow Lane Brewing Reunion
Oaked-Aged Christmas Ale
9.0%
Slow Lane Hold Your Horses & Free Radicals
Brett Saison & Barrel-Aged Dubbel with Plums
7.0%
Slow Lane Days Gone By, Here and Now & Supersaturated
Festbiers & IPA
6.0% & 6.0% & 6.7%
Slow Lane Conditioned, Whiter Shade of Ale & Black As Night
Hazy Pale, Witbier & Belgian Stout
5.4% & 4.5% & 7.5%
Slow Lane To the Fruit Farm, Hop Detective & Ton of Bricks
Various Styles As Indicated
6.5% & 6.5% & 11.5%
Slow Lane A Mars a Day, Attention Seeker & Family Ties
Bière de Mars, Hoppy Hefe & Hazy IPA
5.0% & 6.5% & 6.5%
Slow Lane Like A Chimney, Timeless Pieces & Merry Merry
Lichtenhainer, Oaked IPA & Christmas Red Ale
4.0% & 6.5% & 12.0%
Slow Lane Rye Sense Of Humour & Simple Living
Roggenbier & Kellerbier
4.5% & 5.0%
Slow Lane Grain of Salt & Woodchip
Gose & Oaked Table Beer
3.2% & 3.5%
Slow Lane Barreljuice, Same But Different & The Time Is Rye
Barrel-Aged Brett IPA, Hazy IPA & Barrel-Aged Dark Rye Sour
6.5% & & 8.5%
Slow Lane's June 2022 Quartet
Various Styles As Indicated
6.0% & 3.5% & 3.5% & 9.5%
Slow Lane's May 2022 Quartet
Various Styles As Indicated
7.0% & 7.5% & 6.5% & 11.5%
Slow Lane's March 2022 Trio
Hazy Pale, Belgian Quad & Golden Sour
5.8% & 10.5% & 5.5%
Slow Lane Simplicity, Melody, Botany Weisse Peach & Rise Up
Helles, Vienna Lager, Berliner Weisse & Delicious Thing
5.0% & 5.0% & 3.5% & 6.5%
Slow Lane Oktoberfest Trio Pt 2
Märzen, Kolsch & Altbier
6.0% & 5.0% & 5.0%
Slow Lane Brewing Classic Dark Haze, Liquid Bread & Return Walker
Dunkelweizen, Doppelbock & Hazy Pale
5.6% & 8.5% & 4.0%
Slow Lane Entirety & Cellar Worthy 2021
Russian Imperial Stouts & Barleywines
Big & Boozy