Banks Brewing Cosmic Ballet, Utility Fry (with Range) & Paloma Sour

Style
Hazy IPA, Cali IPA & Sour
ABV
6.8%, 6.2% & 3.6%

As sure as a solar eclipse will (temporarily) halt a monorail, a fresh hazy from Banks Brewing is always just around the corner. Cosmic Ballet is a smooth, lush and juicy ride that's led by Motueka, Citra, Mosaic and Sabro hops and together, they bring fuzzy peach, mango, pineapple and tangerine. The cosmic ballet, goes on.

Utility Fry meanwhile was brewed with Banks’ pals at Range Brewing and was dreamed up while both breweries were over in the States selecting hops. Over some classic American burgers, they talked through what they loved about hops and those advanced products and came home with a plan. That mission was to brew beers that compared with the top Cali IPAs they were drinking by bringing together the HBC 586, Simcoe and Citra. and YCH 702 - a flowable hop product from Yakima Chief Hops. While you might not have been able to join either breweries on their American jaunt (which is a bit of an oversight if you're asking me), the incredibly lean beer provides a base for those hops to be incredibly expressive. Largely, they play in the arena of greapfruit, sherberty orange with a slight tropical bent that's all joined by pine and a resinous bitterness. You could certainly do far worse than pairing it with a smash burger.

Providing a less hoppy point of difference is Paloma Sour. The kettle sour squeezed in a fair whack of grapefruit and lime juice for quite a tart tang, while the tequila and agave blends both savourness and sweetness in one. To top it off, salt adds to the beer's refreshing side but if you wanted to go one further: salt up a cocktail glass and pour it in for a delightful afternoon.

Will Ziebell

Published November 30, 2023

Name
Banks Brewing
Address

12 Hi-Tech Place
Seaford
VIC 3198

Open Hours

Thursday & Friday: 2pm to 9pm
Saturday: midday to 9pm
Sunday midday to 7pm

WA Beer & Brewing Conference 2024 2
Gypsy Hub

More from Banks Brewing

Banks Mind The Gap, Roller Skate Dancing & Where Dreams Go To Die
DDH IPA, Cali IPA & DDH DIPA
6.4%, 6.7% & 8.1%
Banks Brewing Atlantic, Pacific & Worth The Wait
East Coast IPA, Cali IPA & Helles
6.8%, 6.3% & 5.4%
Banks Brewing Sleeper Class (With One Drop) & Sun Slicer
Oat Cream IPA & Passionfruit Gose
6.8% & 4.3%
Banks Brewing Cantina & Hard Lemonade
Mexican Lager & Hard Lemonade
4.0% & 4.5%
Banks Brewing Seagull Enthusiasts, Cake Eater & Pac Pils
West Coast IPA, DDH Oat Cream DIPA & West Coast Pilsner
6.8% & 8.0% & 4.8%
Banks Brewing x Shapeshifter Citra Shapes & Nelson Shapes
Hazy IPAs
7.4% & 6.6%
Banks Brewing Oktoberfest Beers (2023)
Lagers
4.6%, 5.4% & 5.1%?
Banks Brewing Here For The Zipline & Spring Fling
American IPA & Hazy IPA
6.2% & 6.9%
Banks Brewing Screaming Sky Cowboy Emotional Range of a Teaspoon
Double West Coast and Oat Cream IPA
8.6% & 7.0%
Banks Brewing Don't Tell California & Calling Cows
Cali IPA & Barrel Aged Milk Stout
7.4% & 8.0%
Banks Brewing It’s Gonna Be A Good Day & Ready & Super Siked
Double IPA & Red Double IPA
8.0% & 8.1%
Banks Brewing Growin' Up & What's The Word?
Hazy IPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
6.6% & 10.6%
Banks Brewing Night Moves
Oat Stout
5.4%
Banks Brewing Fairly Traditional
Vienna Lager
5.2%
Banks Brewing Bold Strategy
Oat Cream IPA
7.5%
Banks Brewing Secretly Ripped & Don’t Chase Me, I’m Buzzed And Full of Chocolate
Hazy IPA & Imperial Pastry Stout
7.2% & 12.7%
Banks Brewing Way Too Much Serenity & Probable Paws (with Otter's Promise)
Wet Hop IPA & Cali IPA
6.2% & 6.0%
Banks Brewing Follow The Festoons, Blackberry Parfait & Good Times
West Coast IPA, Blackberry Cream Sour & Hazy Pale
7.4%, 6.5% & 4.7%
Banks Brewing Citra Feels
Double IPA
8.5%
Mr Banks Super Secret Beer Drinking Beer Competition
Märzen
5.2%