Balter Brewing CryoHaze

Balter Brewing (CUB/Asahi)

Published May 21, 2021

To follow on from the dystopian reference in our write-up of Balter’s earlier release CryoMofo: this week I learned the disgusting sci-fi word ‘corpsicle,’ which refers to a corpse that’s been cryogenically frozen until such a time that it can be revived. You’re welcome.

In more pleasant news, in May, Balter released CryoHaze. When Balter released CryoMofo, a West Coast IPA made with Cryo Mosaic, they promised a Cryo Mosaic hazy would follow in a few months. Head brewer Scott Hargrave described it as putting out “a Jekyll and then a Hyde to see which personality different people connect with.” It’s always difficult to compare two beers tasted several months apart, but I get the impression that Hyde is going to make a lot of friends with all his light-blocking, excitingly fizzy and dry finishing charm.

CryoHaze manages that double-act you sometimes get with a complex beer, where one moment you find yourself picking out flavour after flavour (a bite of ripe stonefruit here; a touch of pith bitterness there; guava and passionfruit tang dancing through here; a piercing layer of resin in the follow-up) and the next moment the flavours go out of focus as you zone out and let the general tasty refreshingness wash over you.

Mick Wust

Hazy IPA
26 IBU
Balter Brewing (CUB/Asahi)

14 Traders Way
QLD 4220

(07) 5525 6916
Open Hours

Friday: 3pm to 7pm
Sat & Sun: midday to 6pm