The legends at Black Hops have just brewed a beer using avocado from one of their customers’ farms, and now we’ve seen everything.
This Millennial-inspired beer has been brewed as a single malt and single hop (referred to as SMASH) ale, using Barrett Burston Border Malt and citra hops, as well as coriander, lime juice, chilli and, of course, smashed avocado—17 kilograms of it, to be precise!
A regular Black Hops Taproom customer from Bularka Farming, a 700-tree avocado farm in Cudgen in Northern NSW, happily supplied a bunch of avocados for the beer.
But we’ve been told not to expect a green beer that tastes like guacamole. Black Hops co-founder and Brewmaster Michael (Govs) McGovern explains “The avocado adds a smooth mouthfeel to the beer, and we compliment that with fresh coriander, lime juice and a hint of red chilli. But despite the interesting choice in ingredients, our beers are always brewed to be balanced and enjoyable examples of their style”.
The SMaSHed Avo Ale will be launched at Black Hops’ Spring Celebration event at both their Burleigh and Biggera Waters taprooms on Saturday 26 October. The day also marks the inaugural Indie Beer Day (a new initiative by the Independent Brewers Association), which will include a national synchronised toast with over 200 other indie breweries.
In addition to the SMaSHed Avo Ale, Black Hops will also be brewing another four unique spring-inspired beers especially for the occasion featuring ingredients such as blackberries, cucumber, mint, mango, ginger, pineapple and lime. Basically if you love beer (and who doesn’t) you’ll want to get yourself along to one of Black Hops’ breweries this October and cheers the boys for another whacky creation that tastes as good as it sounds.
What: Black Hops Spring Celebration and Indie Beer Day
Where: Taprooms in Burleigh (15 Gardenia Grove, Burleigh) and Biggera Waters (14/665 Pineridge Road, Biggera Waters)
When: Saturday 26 October; 12pm to 6pm and 12pm to 7pm respectively
For more information, click here for Burleigh and here for Biggera Waters.
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