The latest hype train that has taken Instagram by storm is the Balter Brewing Co collaboration with Garage Project. This is the Balter version, and even though I’m not sure how much I like Sabro hops… I just had to give this one a try. All aboard the Dry Haze New England IPA express!!
What they say: Founded on a friendship formed at the Yakima Valley hop harvest and inspired by an exciting new hop variety, we’ve brewed up a very special collaboration. Two versions, one brewed at each of our respective breweries, both showcasing a specially selected lot of Yakima Chief’s new 2019 harvest Sabro hops fresh from the legendary Perrault Farm, blended with Motueka at Balter and Galaxy at the Garage. Designed with a lighter body, hop character shines through in these refreshingly dry hazy brews, each bursting with their own unique blend of tropical fruits, citrus, tangerine and coconut. Isn’t it nice when we all get along. #withenjoyment.
What I say: Well it certainly looks the part, with its gorgeous juicy appearance. A lovely juicy, fruity aroma with a hint of the Sabro coconut. Taste is quite tropical & citrus juicy, and the coconut is there but it’s not too strong, so I like that. It’s dry and delicious. My compadre @bevansbeer will be amused but I think Sabro is growing on me. I just hope I can somehow get my hands on the Garage Project version!
But what would I know? I’m just a guy that loves great beer 😊🍺
8.5 out of 10
Brewery: Balter Brewing Co x Garage Project
Location: Currumbin, Queensland, Australia.
Style: New England IPA
Format: 500ml can
Purchased at: Oldfield Cellars, West Gosford, NSW.