Thirsty Thursday: The Beast

Thursday August 30, 2012 Written by wilfred

Jamieson brew one of the most distinctive and tastiest Australian IPAs. The Beast is a hop-bomb of a beer as aggressive as its name would suggest.

A 'eureka!' moment in brewing history occurred in the late 1700s, when British breweries dumped loads of hops and alcohol into their pale ale to keep it fresh on the over four month-long boat ride to India. Hence the India Pale Ale, or IPA, was born. 

Based on a bold style of IPA common in the Pacific Northwest of America, The Beast is full-bodied and complex, with tasting notes of citrus, caramel and toffee. IPAs are a divisive beer style that drinkers tend to love or hate. To the lovers we recommend hunting down The Beast. Did we mention it has super snazzy label art as well?

Using no preservatives and no added sugar, Jamieson Brewery produce five other ales: raspberry, brown, dark wheat, and pale. If you're in Victoria's High Country stop by for lunch, dinner or a brewery tour, or check the website for local stockists.