Colonial Brewing Co South West Sour

CBCo Port Melbourne

Published February 12, 2018

Colonial’s seasonal release program gives the brewers a chance to play around with local and fresh ingredients plus whatever happens to be on trend. In South West Sour’s case, the Indian summer gave the Margaret River team a chance to cast a gaze over the refreshing Berliner weisse style. The intent was to create one that celebrates a style for season rather than being clinically true to style. In this sense the 4.6 percent ABV and Bertie Cider like can sit well within the Colonial range and will easily sate drinkers though the decline into autumn.

The protein rich mix of pale, wheat and Munich malts give the beer a slight haze, while Citra, Mosaic and Kohatu hops bring tropical fruit flavours yet low bitterness to the lightly lactobacillus soured beer. South West Sour has a finish that's more tart than sour and a sweet edge that’s in keeping Colonial’s open armed, fun approach to craft beer.

It's an approach that's proven popular too, with the beer graduating over the course of 2018 to the brewery's permanent offering.

Guy Southern

Hoppy Sour
CBCo Port Melbourne

89 Bertie Street
Port Melbourne
VIC 3207

(03) 8644 4044
Regular events

Trivia: 7pm Thursdays. Free entry. $20 beer + burger.
Footy Nights: 3 hours unlimited beer & pizza on Fri & Sat nights during footy season. 6:30-9:30pm. $75.
Original Sundays: Live music from 3pm

Open Hours

Thursday: midday to 7pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm


Sat & Sun: One hour tour & tasting starting at 11:30am. Tickets cost $35 and include a $10 takeaway voucher for use on the day. Book via the brewery website.