By Andy Young
Ten Bavarian Beer Cafes and the Munich Brauhaus in Melbourne have launched a new range of craft beers as well as a new menu and a new look.
The Crafty Bavarian range initially features four beers, a Munich Lager, Butcher's Bride Pale Ale, Hop Dock, which is a wheat and barley blend and the low-carb Blonde Moment. All the beers are brewed in Australia under the Crafty Bavarian Brewing Co. label and the company revealed there are plans to add more beers in the future.
Beer professor Dominic Dighton said: "We plan to grow our Crafty Bavarian portfolio, adding seasonal beers and new flavours as our brewing constantly evolves."
The new range, which is now available, will be joined by a new menu, which has been crafted to complement the craft brews.
Bavarian-inspired burgers, hot dogs and even salads are now available and there will also be four craft beer and food pairings available throughout January.
The new Munich Lager is a keller beer-style brew with a 4.7 per cent abv and 16 IBUs and is described as "unfiltered and unpasteurized with sweet, malty grains and a crisp firm finish".
The Butcher's Bride Pale Ale is a more robust brew with 37 IBUs and a 5.1 per cent abv. The beer has "citrus note, hints of fruity esters and a clean malt character".
The Hop Dock Wheat Beer has a "hazy appearance" and is described as being "mild and satisfying". It is a 50/50 blend of wheat and barley, with 10 IBUs and five per cent abv. Finally the low-carb Blonde Moment is a "clean and mild" beer which is brewed with a balance of Saaz, Enigma and Galaxy hops. The low carb malt beer has 16 IBUs and is 4.7 per cent abv.
The new beers will be on tap at the venues, which are owned by the Urban Purveyor Group. There are now nine beers and one cider on tap at the Bavarian Beer Cafes in York Street, Bondi, Chatswood, Crows Nest and Parramatta; plus 10 beers and one cider at the Entertainment Quarter, Manly, Miranda, Broadbeach, Eagle St Pier venues and at the Munich Brauhaus in Melbourne.
As well as the new beers and menu the cafes are also being revamped. A spokesperson for the Urban Purveyor Group said: "It’s not just the beer and food menus that have been given a new look. The Bavarian Bier Cafés are having a refreshing makeover: they'll be lighter, brighter and an even more enticing destination for families, groups of friends and partygoers looking for some summertime fun."