Head Brewer Scotty Hargrave checking on his kids before he sends them out into the big wide world. Here’s what he had to say about his lastest creation...
“The evolution of the Hazy style of beer has been really interesting to watch,” says Balter Head Brewer Scott Hargrave. “At first, brewers suggested they be drunk from the can because they thought the misty look of the beer would put people off. It was all about taste. As they became popular, that message got clouded and some brewers started adding things in just to make the mix as hazy as possible. We’ve gone back to what all good beer is about - pure flavour. Sure, it’s hazy but that’s a side effect of delicious hops oils mixing with yeast, rather than being the hero feature of the beer.”
A full fruit bomb that offers quaffable sweetness, this special release style has emerged from a crowd favourite tap beer at Balter HQ and beer festivals around Australia. “We had a style called Citrapalooza in our taproom and at some events as a limited release experiment,” explains Scott further. “It just marched off the taps. People kept coming back for more and more, then started asking when we’d put it in a tin. It was obvious this style of beer is here to stay, so we thought it was time to share that, whether people can get to our events or not. So, we tweaked things some more and here we are.”
Available at selected venues and bottle shops this week. To find a location close to you check out the HAZY IPA Beer Locator via the bio or story 🍻