NRL stars Josh and Brett Morris and Trent Hodkinson, along with a group of friends have developed Cattleman’s Lager, a new mid-strength beer which launched this week.
The group, formed from a punters club, have long discussed the idea of making their own beer and wanted to create a traditional beer that looks, smells and tastes like an old school beer. They also wanted to go mid-strength as they like having a sessionable beer that doesn’t punish the body the day after.
Josh Morris told The Shout: “We are all getting old, full strength beer just doesn’t work for us old men now, so we turned to mid-strength a few years back.
“When the idea to make our own beer arose, we all loved the thought of giving it a crack. You can have a couple playing golf, having a punt or in any social setting. It’s really refreshing and easy to drink.”
While the friends understand the popularity of big hoppy beers that are strong in flavour and alcohol, they wanted to make an easy drinking, clean beer with traditional flavours, not one that you have to sit down and think about.
The team worked with a Sydney brewer to perfect the recipe and create an easy drinking beer that “tastes like beer instead of fruit juice, and doesn’t sit heavy in the stomach”.
“We have worked really hard on getting the recipe to where it is, we’ve had multiple ‘sippy sessions’ and really focused on the flavour that we wanted to achieve,” Brett Morris told The Shout.
“After two years, we finally found what works and we are really proud of the beer we are able to produce.”
Cattleman’s Brewing Co is now available online, with plans to move into independent bottle shops and on-premise in the new future. Head to the Cattleman’s Brewing Co website and social media channels for more information.