The sequel to Stone & Wood’s Original Pacific Ale and the independent brewery’s 2018 hazy IPA The Prequel, Counter Culture launches a hazy DIPA bursting with tropical Galaxy bitterness called G3, as its seventh limited release.
They say all great things start with a journey.
Ours started back in 2008, when we first brewed the Original Pacific Ale using a little-known Tasmanian hop called Galaxy. Bursting with tropical fruit aromas and flavours and glowing in golden haze, people first called Pacific Ale a ‘perfumed fruit bomb’, such was its digression from Australia’s more popular beer styles.
A decade later, once Australian palates has adjusted to Pacific Ale’s passionfruit-like aromas and tropical flavours, our journey met a subtle twist in 2018 with the arrival of Stone & Wood’s hazy IPA The Prequel: a hoppier rendition of Pacific Ale brewed in our Pilot Batch brewery in Byron, that was only available on-tap in our Tasting Room.
Now, our journey takes another turn – but with Counter Culture at the helm.
The seventh limited release from Counter Culture, G3 is a hazy double IPA (7.6% alc/vol) brewed with the freshest Galaxy hops from Tasmania, pale malts and New England ale yeast. Hazy golden like the Original Pacific Ale, G3 showcases revved up tropical flavours with a dominant 72 IBU finish – thanks to being 13 times more dry hopped with Galaxy than Pacific Ale – that’s balanced with the pale malt, wheat and rolled oat backbone.
In celebration of tradition and history, for us G3 is a beer for looking back at where we’ve come from – and then at the road ahead. Like all the limited-release beers in the Counter Culture range, G3 is available now on Stone & Wood’s official online store and at select bottle shops around the country. The stockists listing for G3 can be found on the Counter Culture website.
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Stone & Wood Brewing
Byron Bay, NSW
(02) 6685 5173