The Surf Session Ale could be about as good an example of Green Gully's ethos as you'll find in one of their beers. It uses a farmhouse yeast – in this case a kveik strain – as well as homegrown hops – Hallertau and Cluster. And it's designed as a teaser to lure people into the world of farmhouse styles; down the rabbit hole, as brewery founder Luke Smith puts it.
The result is the sort of beer you might expect to enjoy during a session in a Belgian or Northern French bar of café, reminiscent of a gentle blonde ale. There's a faint flicker of floral hops, a hint of something lemony and soft, bread-in-the-oven malts served with a dash of honey. It's not so much bitter as clipped by a little, presumably yeast-derived tang, and a great introduction to Green Gully's lineup.