Alice Springs Brewing Co Specific Ale

Alice Springs Brewing Co

Let's start with an aside. On the same day I was to first encounter Alice Springs' Specific Ale (at the Kings Canyon Resort bar), I spent the afternoon at an Aboriginal community's cultural tour. Leading the experience at Karrke was a lovely chap called Peter who said "pacific" in place of "specific". I'd not heard anyone make said switch in years, then, lo and behold, hours later I had a Specific Ale in my hands...

The inspiration for the name is exactly what I'd heard from Peter that day, just flipped on its head: this is the brewery's take on Stone & Wood's classic Pacific Ale. It's not hazy like the OG, but it does pack heaps of Galaxy hops. They turn it into a showcase of citrus and passionfruit, albeit with a bit more grip and bite than its inspiration, and a beer you can see many people returning to once they've worked their way through the lineup.

James Smith

Summer Ale
Alice Springs Brewing Co

39 Palm Circuit
Alice Springs
NT 0873

(08) 7904 4007
Open Hours

Thursday: 3pm to late
Fri & Sat: midday to late
Sunday: midday to 8.30pm