They've been feeling fruity up in the Victorian mountains, it seems, with Bright deciding to mark the end of the summer with a raspberry lambic style beer. Brewed using 60kg of locally grown raspberries from Bright Berry Farms, the brewers tell us it pours an "eye-catching red/pink colour" and has a "distinct berry aroma" that "leads into a tart upfront flavour which is instantly recognisable as raspberry". It's the first time they've made the beer in three years but still get requests for it to return.
Bright owner Scott Brandon has also created a special trial batch: "When I was out mountain biking near home I noticed how amazing the blackberries are this year. They're a weed, but a delicious one. So the kids and I picked enough blackberries to make a small trial batch of blackberry lambic. Early tastings are showing something like a beautiful rose champagne."
As such, they're thinking of holding a public blackberry pick next year for a full brew. The raspberry beer's being tapped at the brewery at 2pm on March 6 and will be available for sampling at the Microbreweries Showcase - but you'll have to ask for it.
- Fruit Lambic Style Ale