It’s been a great summer for berries of many shapes and colours but the blueberry has enjoyed a particularly good season and, as a country, we’ve benefited. You might have enjoyed them with yoghurt, in a smoothie or in a sour beer; here Bad Shepherd and Boilermaker House are serving them with a side of hops.
The collaboration by the two Melbourne booze outfits is The Beauregarde Effect, which pours about as vibrant a colour as the Roald Dahl character.* But rather than purely purple, this hazy pale is more pink and, beyond the blueberries, has been dry-hopped with Idaho Gem and Huell Melon, which are responsible for bursts of melon and citrus as a juicy tang keeps the blueberry dream flowing.
*We're confident they came up with the name prior to Road Dahl’s sudden return to the news cycle and can only hope it's not caught up in any culture war crossfire.
Published February 22, 2023 2023-02-22 00:00:00