Since firing up their Glen Iris brewery, Deeds Brewing have been on an absolute tear when it comes to hazy releases. The OG, Juice Train, is now part of the brewery’s core range and head brewer Justin Corbitt has been spending his time exploring the wider hazy IPA arena in various ways: through tweaks to malt bases, the use of different hops, when those hops are added to the beer, and by dialling up the ABV.
Survivor Type is the brewery’s biggest to date, out in yellow and black cans ahead of Richmond heading to their second grand final in three years. At 10.5 percent ABV and based upon a mix of flaked and malted wheat and oats, it’s a big, creamy and thick beer. The combination of Motueka and Galaxy hops fire off a big bowl of tropical fruit, largely pineapple at first, before guava and passionfruit join the party. There’s also a sweetness at play and enough booze to summon a tickle at the back of your throat.
Published September 26, 2019 2019-09-26 00:00:00