Denise Jones, brewmaster from Moylans Brewery in California talks about their beer – which we get the chance to try before anyone in the States.
What beer are you making for GABS?
We are brewing a Rye Pale ale.
Does it have a name yet?
No name as of yet
Where did the inspiration come from?
We talked about a big beer but settled on a drinkable session brew.
How much effort goes into designing a beer for GABS?
Creating the recipe, brewing the beer, packaging and exportation to OZ….seems simple enough. The timing and logistics always need to be organised and we are happy to have Adam from Northdown handling our beer on the other end.
Does GABS give you the chance to go a bit crazy and try something you might not normally brew?
This is a new Moylan’s original….never been brewed before.
Does the spectapular bring out a competitive streak?
No competition…just looking forward to having my friends in Australia enjoy another one of our offerings from Northern California.
Explanation for the unaware: GABS is Great Australasian Beer Spectapular, a beer festival in Melbourne, Australia, from May 24-26 this year where brewers make a beer they’ve never made before and bring it along so the punters can try it. Cool, huh?