Newstead Brewing Lagerita

Style
Margarita-Inspired Lager
ABV
4.4%

How do you decide between drinking a Mexican lager or a margarita?

¿Por qué no los dos?

Newstead took a crack at this with their Lagerita. Just like a margarita, it’s got real lime juice, orange liquor, and tequila. There’s extra agave in there too, because why not? And rather than salt the rim of each can, which would be a horrendously labour intensive affair and you’d be ridiculed for even suggesting it, the brewers have gone ahead and put salt in the beer. All this is over a base beer that takes advantage of their recent mastery of the crisp rice lager, and provides the blank canvas for the other ingredients to do their thing.

It’s tangy (though also sweet). It’s salty (but not too salty). It’s margarita-y (but also kind of velvety). But while margaritas are around 30 percent ABV, this Lagerita comes in at just 4.4. Much more suitable for drinking three or four in the sun.

Also the Scrubs reference in their Facebook post made me smile. “Thank you for asking, ocho-thirty until upside down question mark. Sombreros at the door.”

Mick Wüst

Published October 30, 2023

Name
Newstead Brewing Co
Address

67 Castlemaine Street
Milton
QLD 4064

Phone
(07) 3367 0490
Open Hours

Tuesday: 4pm to 9:30pm
Wed & Thurs: 8am to 10pm
Friday: 8am to midnight
Saturday: 10:30am to midnight
Sunday: 10.30am to 10pm

Gypsy Hub
Fermentis SafLager E-30

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