Originally under construction for The Local Taphouse's Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular - and intended as a prototype for a potential third permanent member of the brewery's lineup - this beer became a fundraising tool when the floods hit Queensland early in 2011. Given it's a red beer and it was hoping to raise around $20,000 for the Flood Relief appeal, the name came easy. As for the beer, it's a darker beast than anything (except perhaps their occasional Stone Beer release) to come out of the Byron Bay brewery, with nutty malts leading the way. And, as with everything Brad and co have put it, it's well balanced, beautifully clean and demands you go back for more.
- Red Ale