Beer #244 - W/C 28 October 2019
BREWERIES // A treacherous cove at Cape Conran is the inspiration for the name and the spirit of Sailor’s Grave, brews inspired by the ocean and rural living. A sea change and love for beer prompted Chris & Gab Moore to start their brewery in East Gippsland in the far South East of Australia. An abandoned butter factory near where Gabs grew up made the perfect spot for their new brewery. Their rural home is located where the Snowy River meets the sea and provides endless inspiration for recipes. From this bountiful land they pick indigenous botanicals in the bush, harvest salt, weed and sea life from from river and ocean, select fruits, grains & produce from local farms & orchards and capture wild yeasts from their backyard.
BEER // This beer is exactly what you might expect from a beer with Lemon Meringue on the label. Lactobacillus (a lactic acid producing bacteria) is added after the mash and before boiling to 'kettle sour' the beer and give it a very refreshing bite. Sailor's Grave used local organic lemons, lactose and vanilla, then dry-hopped heavily with hops that would enhance the citrus profile - Lemondrop, Denali, Amarillo & Citra. It has a pillowy body with lemon zing, a bright hoppiness and a residual sweetness.
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BREWERY // Sailor's Grave
BEER // Lemon Meringue
STYLE // Cream Sour
ORIGIN // Oborst, Sou'east Australia
ABV // 5.8%
TEMPERATURE // Cool. 7-9C
FOOD MATCH // Oysters. Jambalaya. Lemon Meringue (duh).
GLASS // Goblet. Wine Glass