Rocky Ridge's January 2023 Quintet

Style
Various Styles As Indicated
ABV
6.5% & 4.5% & 12.0% & 5.55 & 6.4%

Rocky Ridge have made a habit of releasing motley collections of beers in rapid-fire succession and their first foray in 2023 is no different: it features a quintet of beers ranging from a large format sour and a hybrid to a 12 percent ABV old ale and an ode to one of the cinematic world’s biggest moments.

Starting light is Hybrid Beery, a sour IPA that gives off very refreshing green mango and grapefruit vibes. Exceptionally clean with bold sweet/sour character, Hybrid Beery is in a class of its own.

Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls, a reference to James Cameron’s epic Titanic, is a light and bright French Martini Sour which is certainly no shipwreck, although plenty could certainly find themselves being sunk… (sorry). In any case, there is a vague essence of French martini here but, importantly, sweet fruit and light acid combine for a refreshing and highly repeatable beer in which cherry features heavily.

Me and My Dog, a beer concocted by long time brewer Ash Gale, is a rich affair. Loaded with fig, walnut and landing at 12 percent ABV, this old ale is inspired by new thinking. In a world full of pastry stouts, this classic style stands tall with a familiar, decadent sweetness and a stack of complexity thanks to layers of malt and a velvety body that carries stewed fruit and spice effortlessly.

Crisp Day By The Bay, created in collaboration with Warners at the Bay bottleshop, is a simple but unique offering. Well suited to the steadily warming Perth summer, this Citra-hopped West Coast pilsner is – as suggested on the can – a crisp pilsner base beer loaded with bright Citra hops, combining the refreshing character of pilsner malt with cleansing lemon-lime notes, yielding an a refreshing drop in which bitterness and breadiness play solid support.

Finishing big, Alliteration is the latest in a series of large format experimental sours from the Rocky Ridge barrel program. Here, a mixed ferment plus pears and plum atop a saison base beer create an intensely complex sour with crunchy acidity and puckering underripe fruit character. Some funk and yeast esters are present while acidity pleasantly lingers underneath a soft carbonation.

Rocky Ridge have delivered punters some serious variety with their latest haul, showing their breadth of experience across a range of styles, including some idiosyncratically Rocky Ridge interpretations...

Jono Outred

Published January 25, 2023

Name
Rocky Ridge Brewing Co
Address

10 Marine Terrace
Busselton
WA 6280

Phone
0406217247
Open Hours

Mon to Thurs: 11am to 7pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 8pm
Sunday: 11am to 7pm

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