Western Australian independents Gage Roads Brew Co and Liquor Barons have joined forces to create Sea Bird Single Hop Pale Ale, a limited release brew.
The Sea Bird Single Hop is brewed with the new Superdelic hop from New Zealand, which lends the beer a juicy, tropical punch. The full-flavoured and sessionable brew comes in at an approachable 4.2 per cent ABV.
Gage Roads’ Brewer Cam Parker was excited to work with the Superdelic hop.
“Brewers across the world are chasing it, and we were very lucky to land a batch of Superdelic hops. It’s such a unique hop varietal, bringing amazing tropical aromas and flavours including juicy mango, candied pineapple, and sweet berry. Balancing those flavours with a lighter-malt base has created a tasty, yet easy drinking pale ale that lets the good stuff shine,” says Parker.
Parker also enjoyed the opportunity to work with Liquor Barons in the brewing process.
“Sea Bird was inspired by one of our ‘A Shed series’ beers at Gage Roads Freo. That was a single hop brew, and when the Liquor Barons team tried it, they loved it as much as we did. It was great to work with crew at Barons to develop this beer, and a no brainer to draw inspiration from something we both loved,” Parker concluded.
Liquor Barons Merchandise and Promotions Manager, Melissa Teale, said that the new beer is well-suited to the palates of West Australians this summer.
“As a local West Aussie liquor co-op, we are proud and excited to partner with local brewers Gage Roads to develop this summer brew. Packed with all the good stuff we know our West Aussie customers will love, this easy-drinking single hop pale ale will be on shelves for a limited time only, so it’ll be best to get in quick.” said Teale.