TWØBAYS Brewing Co Red Rocks GF Red Ale

Style
Gluten Free Red Ale
ABV
5.0%

For the most part, when it comes to innovation in beer these days, column inches, podcast chat and social media noise are dominated by the big, the bold, the hoppy and hazy, the sticky and sickly. Yet there's innovation going on in so many other areas too, and while alcohol free or gluten free beers might not be as attention-grabbing as the latest beer from a hype brewery to sell out in under ten minutes, they play an increasingly important role in beer's present and future.

And when it comes to GF beers, TWØBAYS have proven a most welcome addition to the small but growing number of local brewers. The past few months have seen something of a brewer swap take place on the Mornington Peninsula too, as their original head brewer, AG, returned to join his old boss now back at Mornington Peninsula Brewery's original home and the man that replaced him there, Kristian Martin, heading the other way. On the evidence of their first can release since the switch, nothing has been lost.

First up, it hits you visually with great colour and clarity - a ruddy auburn liquid that leads off with massive toffee aromas that in turn lead to dark sugar and molasses. There's a drying toasted back palate that’s well short of roasted or bitter in nature and allows some sweetness to linger. Sure, the head dissipates pretty quickly and it's arguably not as full-bodied through to the finish as a barley-based 5 percent red ale might be, but that's finicky nitpicking at what’s another fine addition to the TWØBAYS armoury.

James Smith

Published September 2, 2020

Name
TWØBAYS Brewing Co
Address

1/2 Trewhitt Court
Dromana
VIC 3936

Phone
0435 820 991
Open Hours

Saturday: midday to 6pm
Sunday: midday to 5pm

Tours

On request

HCH 2024 B
Frigid Cloud 2 B

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