When the COVID-19 crisis took hold, the team at Watts River got busy helping local distilleries create much-needed hand sanitiser with the brewers even creating their own hop-tinged sanitiser to sell in their Covid [mixed] Cases too. It’s not the only way they’re lifting spirits though: they’ve also created an easy-drinker to lift spirits, one that’s hopefully as friendly as those mates you'd normally be having a beer with.
Isolation XPA features pilsner malt grown on Watts co-founder Ben Hamilton’s family farm and a hop combination of Citra and Galaxy; those fruity hops are aided by the addition of passionfruit and purée from calamansi, also known as Philippine lime.
Reading about those fruit additions might make you assume there’d be a bit of sweetness to the beer but, in keeping with the typical Watts River approach to hoppy beers, it’s incredibly dry and lean, leaving the tropical flavours of lychee, passionfruit, mango and a little tangerine free to join your isolation.
Published April 22, 2020 2020-04-22 00:00:00