Fresh is best is a phrase you'll hear often when talking about IPAs.
But just how fresh can you get your beers into the hands of drinkers?
Within a day or two of canning is impressive but the crew at Blackman's have decided it's not good enough.
Their Same Day IPA is a new series that will see the Torquay brewery release a different IPA every second month to be launched in venues the same day it's packaged.
The first of those is the Super Hop West Coast IPA, a 7.2 percent ABV beer loaded with Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe and Amarillo.
It's leaving the brewery on April 26 and here's where you'll find it:
- The Local Taphouse (St Kilda)
- East of Everything
- Carwyn Cellars
- Cherry Tree Richmond
- Bar Josephine
- MR WEST - Bar & Bottle Shop
- Far Side Beers
- Purvis Cellars - Surrey Hills & Richmond
- Otter's Promise
- The Barking Dog
- Bottles & Barrels
- Cellarbrations at Chas Cole
- Corks Crew Cellars Torquay
- Ocean Grove Cellars
- Stockade Cellars Ballarat
- Hop Temple Ballarat
- The Hop Supply Co