Hargreaves Hill "Melanie"

Hargreaves Hill

Released June 18th, 2011

In an attempt to bring a female touch to his brewery (or perhaps revealing a hitherto untapped weakness for puns) Hargreaves Hill founder Simon Walkenhorst gave his latest beer the working name Melanie. A Topaz & Amarillo India style Pale Ale, it's been brewed using fresh Topaz flowers given to the brewery by Hop Products Australia on the day they were harvested. He says the working name is in part because the beer "tastes pretty melon-y, like honeydew melon, with a healthy bitterness". They've also used 99% maris otter grain and a little bit of Simpson's Chocolate Malt "to add colour and flavour". Apparently the working name has been replaced by the rather more prosaic "Topaz & Amarillo IPA", but why not test out the bar staff with "A Pint of Melanie, please?" anyway?

Hargreaves Hill

25 Bell Street
Yarra Glen
VIC 3775

(03) 9730 1905
Open Hours

Mon to Sat: midday to 11pm Sun: 8.30am to 5pm

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