Fanny's back! The beer that made its debut on tap at The Local Taphouse's Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular had a genesis as unusual as the actual brew itself, with deliveries of ingredients held up by the Queensland floods, thus making it a race against time to have it ready for the festival.
As for the beer, the Gold Coast brewers added everything you'd expect from an Anzac bickie - coconut, golden syrup, oats - to create a really rather unique beer. Equal parts cream soda, nuts, toffee and the vanilla cream you get in the middle of an Arnott's Shortbread Cream, it had a creamy, almost oily feel in the mouth and certainly raised a few eyebrows as one of the more out there beers on a generally out there lineup. It will be appearing in longnecks as the third Burleigh limited release sometime this year, but while we wait for artwork to be finalised for that, some more is appearing in kegs.
Published March 31, 2011 2011-03-31 00:00:00