Small Gods X Maltkult / The Fall 8.1% - 440ml Can
Hurled from Heaven, they fell like lightning. For 9 days and 9 nights they fell headlong through Chaos. Vanquished rebel angels, their boasts broken and majesty brought low. Beauty defiled as they descended from light to darkness. A grim bottomless abyss made of shadow. Hell at last, yawning, received them whole, and on them closed. Satan’s rival kingdom forged.
The Fall is a Belgian Dubbel, a complex, malty traditional ale with notes of biscuit, toffee and dried fruit. This brewed with copious amounts of dried fig to reinforce the natural rich fruit character. Sweet through the mid palate but finishing dry and clean to enhance the drinkability.
Once upon a time, before they dreamt up Beer Jerk, founders Luke & Brent enthusiastically got into home brewing in their Auckland kitchens. They named their brewery Small Gods in honour of the yeasts and Terry Pratchett. The names of their beers are all dedicated to religious and mythological figures throughout history. Since those early days another homebrewer, Matt, has joined the Beer Jerk team where they spend a lot of time talking about innovative recipe ideas. Small Gods has developed into a brewing project dedicated to collaborative, historical and experimental brewing aiming to keep history alive by bringing these beers and legends into the modern age.
Mike Cheer of Maltkult might be the best brewer you’ve never heard of. Having cut his teeth at the likes of Harrington’s and spent time at perfectionist contract facility Steam he has a legendary reputation in the beer industry for his technical knowledge and precision. Outside of beer his reputation on the Christchurch Metal scene is equally as prodigious.