When The Crafty Pint asked Henry Wagons about the inspiration for creating a peanut butter and jelly beer, he told us it was part of his current love affair with food that is "conceptually sick, but goes down easily. We are talking American obscene classics such as the bacon maple donut, the Korean burrito or bacon and egg waffle cone." Thus it was that on the brew day for his beer that was first tapped at the Yarra Pub during Good Beer Week, the Goat brew crew watched as, for the first (and probably last) time in the brewery's 15 year history, raspberry lollies were thrown into the brew. As such, the brewers were able to send out tasting notes containing lines such as "Other ingredients: roasted peanuts and lolly raspberries" and that the beer has a "slight raspberry finish". At its roots, it's a golden ale (with a slight pink hue) featuring British and Kiwi hops and there are still kegs floating around the sort of haunts you're likely to find Henry and his ilk.
Published June 11, 2013 2013-06-11 00:00:00