He likes to leave a trail wherever he goes, does Yeastie Boy Stu McKinlay. You may not always see him coming, but you know when he's been as there tends to be a beer or two left in his wake. The latest gift from the Trans-Tasman traveller is a collaboration he concocted with WA's Eagle Bay, that started, as many things do, over a few beers together at the Beervana Festival in New Zealand in August and came to fruition during this year's WA Beer Week. the result was a sessionable pale ale with a twist: instead of dry hopping with hops, they added a green tea, rose petals and feijoa, a fruit that's native to Central America and widely planted in New Zealand. The resultant beer "has characters of watermelon, citrus with zesty finish" and only 800 litres were brewed, all of which is in draught form and is only pouring around WA.
Published December 19, 2013 2013-12-19 00:00:00