Is there anything the brewers at Murray's won't give a Belgian twist? Is there a level of alcohol content that will ever prove a step too far for them? Who knows, but it's generally plenty of fun finding out. It's the time of year when the NSW brewery brings out its Anniversary Ale, which in the past has tended to be a barleywine of one sort or another, occasionally with a touch of funk added. This time, they've given it the aforementioned Belgian twist, creating a 15% beast of a beer of which less than 1,000 750ml bottles have been produced. It contains a whopping five different yeasts and has spent time on two different types of oak, so should have enough complexity to keep even the fussiest of drinkers sniffing and sipping into the new year. You can watch head brewer Shawn Sherlock cracking a bottle in the brewery here too.
Published December 23, 2011 2011-12-23 00:00:00