Newstead Brewing Drought Relief Autumn Lager

Newstead Brewing Co

Released March 2, 2016

Four times a year, Brisbane's Newstead Brewing releases a lager – a different one each time. Their most recent summer version was Cyclone Season, a hoppy, bitter take on the pale lagers out of Dortmund. For autumn, they've cranked up the malt and hop profile to create Drought Relief, which they're calling an American red lager.

That means lots of caramel and biscuit malts to lend the beer its darker colour and some sweeter malt flavours, as well as a sizeable load of hops to create a "solid hop kick". The brewers reckon it's something of an Old World meets New affair, with the beer lagered (kept conditioning in tanks) for an extended period like traditional lagers then given a punchy American hop twist via the use of Citra alongside the more old school Hallertau.

Just 10 kegs in circulation so if it sounds like your thing, don't dally...

Style
Red Lager
ABV
5.5%
Bitterness
56 IBU
Stockists

Black Bunny Kitchen

The Scratch

Newstead Brewing

The Mill on Constance

And a handful of other beer venues

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Name
Newstead Brewing Co
Address

85 Doggett Street
Newstead
QLD 4006

Phone
(07) 3367 0490
Open Hours

Seven days: 10am to midnight