The White Bay Beer Co has collaborated with Lotus Dining on an Australia Rice Lager, which has designed to pair with Lotus’ Chinese food.

The Lotus Australian Rice Lager is described as “a clean, crisp and aromatic craft beer that uses rice as the base of the brew, bringing textured notes to the lager that marry perfectly with the groups’ rich Chinese food offering”.

“Beer is one of the most popular drinks across our Lotus venues, so creating one of our own was a natural step,” said Matthew Stewart who heads up the beverage program at Lotus Dining Group. “Our new Lotus Australian Rice Lager is all about putting a local twist on the classic combination of dumplings paired with an ice-cold beer.

“Working with White Bay was a no-brainer for Lotus Dining Group. We really believe in what they’re doing, making specialised products using quality methods and ingredients.”

White Bay’s David Lamb added: “The beer is cold fermented for five weeks under pressure, which enhances its gentle fruity flavours of apple and pear, matching really well with oily, spicy foods. Using rice gives it enough body to hold up when you’re eating spicy food, but it is still refreshing enough to cut through something like an XO sauce.”

Lotus Australian Rice Lager is now available in 355ml cans, or four-packs, for pick-up and delivery and will be available across Lotus’ eight restaurants once restrictions allow.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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