Sunshine Coast brewer, Blackflag Brewing, has produced a limited edition pale ale to celebrate the beginning of whale migration season.

The beer, named Ocean’s Journey Whale Ale has been developed in partnership with Mooloolaba whale watching boat operator, Sunreef, and its HQ, the Wharf.

A representative for Blackflag said: “Ocean’s Journey Whale Ale is a masterfully crafted Coastal Pale that pays homage to the grandeur of whale migration.”

“With its vibrant citrus notes, tropical fruit flavours, and balanced bitterness, this beer captures the essence of the ocean and the awe-inspiring journey of these majestic creatures.

“Raise a glass, savour the flavours, and join in the celebration of the wonder and beauty that is whale migration.”

The beer has been made in the pale ale style with selected hops and malt.

More than 40,000 whales are expected to pass by the Sunshine Coast over the next five months. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO, Matt Stoeckel, was delighted to see the beer herald the start of whale season.

“This year it has been great to see the Sunshine Coast community get on board with the launch of the whale season with a series of events in the planning, including the creation of a Whale Ale in honour of our migrating mammals,” he said.

“As Australia’s ‘Craft Beer Capital’ it was brilliant that Blackflag could capture the vibrancy of the whale migration in this new beverage. It is the perfect addition to our craft brew collection.”

Blackflag Ocean’s Journey clocks in at 4.4 per cent, and will be available to Blackflag tap stockists by the end of this week.

The Shout Team

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