No doubt there will be all manner of new and rare beers hitting taps across the state over the coming days as WA Beer Week kicks off. But we'll wager there will be few as intriguing as this collaboration between Margaret River's Eagle Bay and awesome WA bottleshop Mane Liquor. It makes its debut at the WA leg of Sail & Anchor's Night of the Barrels tonight (November 8), which means that it has seen the inside of a barrel. Head brewer Nick d'Espeissis hooked up with Elliot and Jackson from Mane Liquor to create a Saison to which they added fresh black pepper, passionfruit and coriander, the zest of oranges, lemon and grapefruit. It was then popped inside one of the brewery's Chardonnay barrels - straight from the winery after the wine was bottled and ready to be christened Saisonay. Sample it alongside six other WA brewed barrel-aged beers tonight or keep an eye out for it at Eagle Bay's other WA Beer Week appearances.
Published November 8, 2013 2013-11-08 00:00:00