This Friday’s drinks recommendation is an old favourite – Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale. It routinely scores either first or second place in those “best beers” lists that come out each year, so that should indicate how good this is.
A delicious, refreshing beer, this is effectively the retirement plan for the three guys who own Stone & Wood. They could make Pacific Ale forever and sell heaps and heaps of it because there’s just no way you can get sick of it. Some beers I’ve tired of the further along the Good Beer Road I’ve travelled, but the Pacific Ale isn’t one of them. I still love this beer.
It’s got some wonderful delicate tropical fruit aromas and they follow through in the flavour when you start drinking. What I like is the subtle nature of that flavour. It’s there just enough for you to notice it but then it skitters away, leaving you wanting to chase it.
On a warm afternoon, I’d be hard pressed to think of a better beer to drink than a Pacific Ale. Not that you have wait for one of those – any time is great. And, after a time when this beer was hard to find – apparently because the Byron Bay brewery was having trouble keeping up with the huge demand – it’s now appearing in bottle shop fridges again.
So if you haven’t tried it yet, go buy some tonight on the way home. If you have tried it, go by some on the way home anyway.
Categories: Friday drinks