Shelter Brewing 'Root Stout

Style
Smoky Beetroot Stout
ABV
6.1%

Shelter’s cool weather limited releases for 2023 continue here with a subtle smoky theme seen in the past in their Campfire Stout; however, a vegetable will more likely steal this year’s moment in the low autumnal sun. There’s some science at play with this smouldering relationship too, suggesting that adults who have grown up around open fires as children are hardwired to the smoky characters of BBQ, certain whiskies and, in the Shelter brewers' case, stouts.

Here, all of those youthful, wood-fired winters in WA's South West are subtly echoed as smoked intrigue, with the aforementioned vegetable adding contrasting layers of earthiness and beet sweetness across chocolate malt tones. But this almost wasn’t the case, according to head brewer Jason Credaro.

“I ordered 50 kilos of beetroot to put in the brew," he says. "And when it arrived the kitchen team got hold of it and prepped it for meals in the restaurant. They complained to the head chef for ordering so much beetroot, and I had to find 50 kilos of beets at short notice!”

That he did, and now you can sample a portion of his haul in each can of 'Root Stout.

Guy Southern

Published April 29, 2023

Name
Shelter Brewing
Address

17 Foreshore Parade
Busselton
WA 6280

Phone
(08) 9754 4444
Open Hours

Sun to Thurs: 10am to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am to midnight

Tours

11am and 2pm

Obsidian 2024
Fermentis SafLager E-30

More from Shelter Brewing

Shelter Brewing Bakehouse Stout
Breakfast / Export Stout
6.1%
Shelter Brewing ltalian Pilsner
Italian Pilsner
4.7%
Shelter Brewing Hillzeez Hazy
Hazy Pale Ale
4.2%
Shelter Brewing Left Coast IPA
IPA
5.7%
Shelter Brewing Outdoor Shower Sour
Sour Ale
4.6%
Shelter Brewing Bonfire Stout
Barrel-Aged Stout
6.1%
Shelter Brewing Table Sour
Table Sour
2.4%
Shelter Brewing & Hillzeez Surf Wax Sour
Sour Ale
5.2%
Shelter Brewing Campfire Stout
Stout
5.9%
Shelter Brewing Squid Ink XXPA
Squid Ink XXPA
5.5%
Shelter Brewing Summer Sour
Gose
4.0%
Shelter Brewing India Pale Ale
West Coast IPA
6.8%
Shelter Brewing Lager
Aussie Lager
4.2%
Shelter Brewing Extra Pale Ale
Mid-Strength XPA
3.5%
Shelter Brewing Red Ale
Red Ale
5.5%