Hepburn Springs Brewing Co Hepburn Lager

Style
American Lager
ABV
5.3%

Hepburn Lager first appeared as a limited release in spring 2021, quickly going on to become their biggest-seller over the summer. So they did what any sensible brewery owner would do: added it to their year-round offering.

According to head brewer Nick Galik, it's inspired by American lagers, although he also refers to it as "an original adjunct lager", thanks to the inclusion of flaked rice and rolled oats alongside the pilsner malt. If you wanted another descriptor, wife Helen tells visitors to their brewpub it's like "an upmarket Corona".

Given the brewery first came to attention on the back of another lager, when their Pilsner took out a trophy at the Indies, you can go into this with expectations high, and it doesn't disappoint. Pouring gold with a fulsome white head, it's very much a lager in the classic rather than contemporary mould: lightly sweet bready malts, some lager esters and just a hint of floral hops courtesy of the Tettnanger and Amarillo hops.

James Smith

Name
Hepburn Springs Brewing Co
Address

12 Forest Avenue
Hepburn Springs VIC 3461

Phone
0407 809 920
Open Hours

Sat & Sun: midday to 6pm
Check online for extended hours over long weekends

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