Wayward Brewing Sunshine Juice

Style
Hazy IPA
ABV
6.5%

There’s something delightfully simple and to-the-point about the name Sunshine Juice. Just like a Jules Verne novel, this beer is aptly named: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth is about a journey to the centre of the earth; Around The World In 80 Days is about someone travelling around the world in 80 days; Sunshine Juice looks like sunshine and tastes like juice. Whether the Wayward crew were channelling simpler times when naming conventions were straightforward, or just using a word frequency app to find words most associated with hazy IPAs, they’ve landed on a beer name you can’t argue with.

But arguing is one of my favourite hobbies; I can never just let sleeping hops lie. So here’s my point of contention: Wayward have built Sunshine Juice up with Motueka and Rakau hops from New Zealand and US Citra, but two of these varieties are hiding behind the clouds. As a rule, Motueka boasts lime zest and Citra is sometimes called "the most citrusy aroma hop", but this beer doesn’t give me any hint of citrus. To my palate, this is all about stone fruit nectar, which is closer to the description the breeder of Rakau gives, calling that variety "the whole orchard".

It’s also got a pleasant acidity (although not sour) and some malt graininess (but only after you’re a third of the way through the can)… but a cocktail of stonefruit nectar is where I’ll plant my flag.

Anyone think any differently? Come argue with me. I’ve still got some juice in the tank.

Mick Wust

Published November 12, 2021

Name
Wayward Brewing Co
Address

3 Gehrig Lane
Camperdown
NSW 2050

Phone
(02) 7903 2445
Open Hours

Thur: 2pm to 10pm
Fri: 2pm to 10pm
Sat: midday to 10pm
Sun: midday to 8pm
Mon: 4pm to 9pm

Regular events

Food trucks Friday, Saturday & Sunday until 7pm (or until sold out)
Sunday Sessions Live music in the cellar door on Sunday afternoon

Tours

Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm
Guided tours cost $25, last 40-60 minutes and include a tasting paddle. Buy tickets at the bar.

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