It's not too often you see brewing behemoths like CUB becoming involved in collaborations. OK, so its craft beer arm Matilda Bay has been brewing the Abbey Collabbey for Good Beer Week for the past four years, but this time around it's the mothership getting involved. Last year's Australian International Beer Awards saw the Champion Australian Brewery trophies split into Small, Medium and Large, which meant this year's AIBA Collaborator would include brewers from all three. That saw brewers Andrew Ong from 2 Brothers and Jaideep Chandrasekharan from CUB head to the Swan Valley in WA to join the Feral team in creating the Land of Plenty, launched at last week's AIBA Gala Dinner (at which CUB retained its Champion Large Australian Brewery title). With the big boys on board, they opted for a lager and went all Aussie with the ingredients. It's a relatively high alcohol lager and unfiltered too, featuring Tassie-grown Galaxy and Enigma hops that add a range of tropical, peach and berry aromas to the beer's full-bodied malt backbone. A tasty tribute to the country's brewing industry, complete with rather attractive packaging too. Watch a video about the beer's creation here.
Published May 22, 2014 2014-05-22 00:00:00