By James Atkinson
Western Australia's Nail Brewing has released the 2012 vintage of its award-winning Clout Stout (pictured) and has begun ramping up eastern states distribution of its beers.
Nail Brewing director John Stallwood told TheShout the 2012 Clout Stout comes in at 11 per cent ABV and is "the most powerful of all the Clout Stouts so far" with more complexity, body and alcohol.
"Maybe I have gone too far on this one but I think it is the best to date – a beer you share and sip on," he said.
Stallwood said Nail's Queensland distribution is "ticking along nicely" following the appointment of Calibre Craft Beer Trading Co in December last year.
Brad Flowers, formerly of Beach Avenue Wholesalers, is handling Sydney distribution, which Stallwood said is expanding fast with kegs and bottles. [continued below]
L-R: Nail brewers Jake Brandish and John Stallwood
"Victoria is Nail's next target," he said.
Stallwood said there were 800 boxed and individually numbered bottles of Clout Stout produced at Nail's new Bassendean, Perth brewhouse, which has a 5000-litre brew length along with its own bottling line.