A tart, dry and oaky cider. Brewed for us by Zeffer Brewing Co.
Made from New Zealand grown Sturmer Pippin and traditional cider apples. After pressing
the fruit at the Zeffer farmhouse, the juice was fermented with wild yeast. To naturally
mellow the acids we then let it undertake a 3 month malo-lactic ferment on oak.
Voila! Cider as (we think) it should be. Dry and not back sweetened.
Special thanks to Zeffer Brewing Co. for lending us their machinery, brains and manpower.
Luxardo® Maraschino Cherries are a far cry from the neon-red orbs that insinuate their way into mundane mixed drinks. Their deep ruby-black color, intensely exotic flavor, and rich fruit aroma make Luxardo® Maraschino Cherries an ideal garnish for a truly artisanal cocktail. So we wondered what they could do for a handcrafted ale. The real magic takes place in our cellars where—rather than dry-hopping this ale—we age it on a bed of these magnificent cherries. The result is a uniquely complex brew that offers the perfect balance between sweetness and tartness, with depth of flavor, tantalizing aroma, ruddy complexion, and a luxuriantly dry finish.
Style: Brown Ale
This frambozenbier, or raspberry beer, is brewed using Bacchus Oud Bruin which sets it apart from most raspberry beers that are based on lambic or geuze. The standout characteristic of this beer is its beautiful balance between sour and sweet with aromas of very sweet raspberries, malt and earthy yeast. Bacchus Frambozenbier is mild and slightly sour with hints of balsamic vinegar. It sparkles on the tongue and has plenty of body. The roast malt contributes a slight touch of caramel. The finish is dominated by sweet raspberries and a mild sourness.
Style: Raspberry Beer
Kriek Mariage Parfait is an Old Style Kriek of exceptional excellence. 400 g of wild cherries per litre are fermented together with a strong Lambic of spontaneous fermentation and aged on 6,200 litre oak foudres (large wooden casks) for 5 to 6 months. Kriek Mariage Parfait is naturally clarified and referments in the bottle. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavours, preservatives or colourings added. Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Pour slowly in a flute glass without disturbing the yeast sediment in the bottle and enjoy this epitome of traditional Lambic brewing.
Style: Fruit beer
Trolltunga is a jutting rock in Norway, hanging 700 metres over lake Ringedalsvatnet. Only the wary tread the path to the very edge. This beer was brewed to celebrate friendship and a love of wild places. A collaboration with Lervig Aktiebryggeri from Stavanger, Norway
Style: Sour Ale
Part of Omnipollo/Buxton Original Ice Cream Series that took off in 2014. This beer sits right between sour and sweet. In my mind it is the closest we’ve ever come to balance. Kettle-soured and brewed with added lactose, it is then conditioned on buckets of lemon juice. Perfect, like lemon meringue ice cream pie.
Style: Fruit Beer
Crunkle Sam, tired of being a mer anomaly as a most refreshing summertime Barleywine Ale, targeted a German beer style and bastardized it. He had us brew a traditional Kolsch, but made us add all natural mango flavor. Warning: This beer is NOT Reinheitsgebot!
Style: Kölsch with Fruit Flavoring
Fermented for an extended period, this premium lager features an aromatic sweetness in its amber tones. With the combination of high quality malts, roasted sweet potatoes and beer craftsmanship, this beer is unique to the Bushu area, using Kawagoe's famous produce, Kintoki sweet potatoes. Take the time to fully enjoy its full flavours and the slightly elevated alcohol content. Called "Beniaka" meaning Crimson Red, in honour of the colours of the sweet potatoes which helped produce it.
Best served chilled with ice and lemon, CRABBIE'S Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer provides a uniquely refreshing
experience - only for grown-ups!
For more than 200 years CRABBIE'S has shipped its ginger from the Far East - following in the pioneering footsteps of the first Scots Merchant Adventurers - hence our distinctive Elephant Trade Mark.
Following a secret recipe, the steeped ginger is combined with quality ingredients and matured for 8 weeks to release a deliciously distinctive flavour.
Style: Ginger Beer
Colour and sight: Deep dark red colour, with a light pink, compact and lacing head. Scent: Soft fruity aroma, with hints of almond and mildly sour cherries. Flavour: Sweet and fruity, with a nice balance between sweet and sour. An excellent dessert beer.
Style: Fruit Beer
Framboise Boon is a traditional Belgian Lambic fruit-beer. It is brewed according to the traditional Lambic style of spontaneous fermentation. Only fresh raspberries (25%) and wildcherries (5%)are used for this Lambic beer. Framboise Boon is the missing link between beer and wine and is served chilled in flute glasses. NO artificial sweeteners, flavourings, preservatives or colouring agents. Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name.
Size: 750 mL
The team decided that only fresh apple juice and yeast were to be used - no concentrates or added sugar needed. Of course it also had to be vegan friendly in the best interests of our avian and sea faunal friends. Only the best tasting juice would suffice, and amazingly this juice was being made locally by a good friend. In fact the juice was so delicious it was decided that only the cleanest of fermentations (with as few yeast derived flavour and aroma by-products as possible) would be accepted and oxidation was to be steered well clear of. This regimen would help accentuate the original product, leaving a clear, refined, crisp tasting, and what we think you will describe as "appley" cider.
Made from 100% Fresh Adelaide Hills Apples, fruit driven style, filtered bright straw colour, great acid backbone, vanilla, lime/sherbet characters shine through the pallet that actually tastes like real apples!
Well balanced, complex, clean, lightly carbonated cider that finishes dry and fresh making you want more...
Vol: 330 ml
Made from 100% Fresh Adelaide Hills
Pears, clean, spicy notes, crisp fruit
driven style, bright vibrant green/pale
straw, with great real fruit
Perfectly balanced skin extraction,
luscious mouth fill, great length
with a drying finish. Always looking
for the next sip!!!
Style: Pear Cider