Two winter releases from JBBCo, here: a dark and a double, including their Black Bevy Session Stout: Now With Nitro!
It's a welcome beer to revisit. As you’d expect, you get all the goodness of the non-nitro version – lovely light brown head, big mocha vibes on the nose, black coffee and roastiness in the mouth that lead into a slightly ashy bitterness – but with the added dense foam and boosted body of the nitro. Not to mention those mesmerising cascading bubbles from the pour, which in Black Bevy Nitro are as serene to behold as black swans gliding across the lake.
The second is Double Barrel Hazy DIPA. Jervis Bay often focus on sessionable beers (which makes sense for their coastal spot), so this eight percenter is their biggest beer to date.
A sunset orange colour and sleek body set you up for the luxury of the taste; the booze brings a tasty and warming oomph to the sweet nectarines and tropical fruits (for those wondering, the hop varieties used are Strata, Mosaic, Nectaron and Salvo). And while it shouldn’t be described as sessionable it’s definitely very drinkable, with its low bitterness helping it go down easy.
Jervis Bay may be known as an idyllic summer destination, but when the local brewery brings out winter releases like this, it suggests it’s worth visiting at any time of year.
Published May 30, 2023 2023-05-30 00:00:00