Flat Rock Wet Hop Ale

Flat Rock Brew Cafe

Released June 16th, 2015

It’s a little microcosm of the beer world is the Flat Rock Brew Cafe: on top of the diverse range of tap beers, they make genuine cask ale, play around with barrel-aging and beers with various forms of wild infections. They also grow hops in their back garden and, this year, they threw them into a fresh hop beer. However, their yield wasn’t enormous and their homegrown Hallertau Mittelfrüh - a German noble hop variety - was just one of three varieties of fresh hops used, the others being Enigma and the yet-to-be-released ‘HPA-35’ from Hop Products Australia.

HPA-35 isn’t the kind of massively fruity hop that’s de rigeur these days but it had the greatest ratio used in this beer. It worked to help create something quite earthy, in an English pale ale sort of way, while amber and Caraamber malts help accentuate those characters and give a deep red colour. It gives what you’d want from an experimental beer in that it’s interesting, though you’d never accuse it of being extreme. Instead, it’s just a nicely rounded beer.

Nick O

Harvest Ale
50 IBU

Flat Rock Brew Cafe

Flat Rock Brew Cafe

290 Willoughby Rd
NSW 2065

(02) 9460 6696
Regular events

-Meet the Brewer/Chef dinners -Monday night trivia -Beer & cheese nights
-Beer & whiskey nights
-Customised beer tastings
-Tap takeovers
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Open Hours

Mon to Wed: 5pm to 11pm Thur to Fri: 3pm to 11pm Sat: 12pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 10pm


On request

On tap at Flat Rock Brew Cafe

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