The continued cold of Victoria’s winter is being met by two warming releases from Fury & Son Brewing. Padre Coffee Brown Ale is a collaboration with the Melbourne coffee roasters, who provided single origin Ethiopian Chechele beans to the brewers. Those beans in turn provide substantial fruited notes too, with cherry and redcurrant leading the charge and joined by notes of burnt sugar and a touch of caramel in a dark brown ale with a biting bitter finish.
From dark to darker, Shiraz Barrel Aged Imperial Stout follows four stouts released by the Fury & Son at the start of June, with this one being the last in their stout series for 2021. At 10.1 percent ABV it's the biggest of all of them too and quite possibly it's the most luscious, where rich chocolate notes, roasted barley, molasses and a touch of coffee (far less than the previous beer but still quite present) all come together and sit atop tannic and vinous notes picked up from the red wine barrels.
- Coffee Brown Ale & Imperial Stout
- 5.8% & 10.1%