Sailors Grave Sea Bird

Style
Hazy Pale Ale with Saltbush
ABV
5.2%

Sailors Grave's Sea Bird first landed at Crafty Towers in early 2023. Back then, she was tagged a Belgian pale ale but, as I wrote at the time, even though they'd used a Belgian yeast strain, the beer was "far closer to the hazy pales of Australia today".

Now she's back as just that: a "coastal" hazy pale ale. And she's scored a place in their year-round lineup too.

It makes sense. If you're a fan of fruity, soft-on-the-palate, easy-going summery pales – as most people drinking craft beers these days seem to be – then this is right up your alley. I'd go as far as to say it's the most crowd-pleasing beer they've ever released.

While there’s saltbush foraged by co-owner Gab close to their East Gippsland home in the mix, adding a subtle saltiness, and there's a touch of spiciness on the finish, this remains very much a lemony, citrusy, easy-drinking pale ale.

James Smith

Published October 18, 2023

Name
Sailors Grave Brewing
Address

7 Forest Road
Orbost
VIC 3888

Open Hours

Friday: 2pm to 9pm
Saturday: midday to 9pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm
And by appointment

Tours

By appointment

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