Ron Trigg from mike’s Organic Brewery in New Zealand took his inspiration for his GABS beer from the nearby dairy farms.
What beer are you making for GABS?
A milk stout.
Does it have a name yet?
Where did the inspiration come from?
The brewery is situated in the dairy capital of New Zealand and is completely surrounded by dairy farms. This is the first beer that I vowed to brew on purchasing the brewery. Six years and 20 new brews later, we’re finally doing it.
How much effort goes into designing a beer for GABS?
Heaps, it’s intense.
Does GABS give you the chance to go a bit crazy and try something you might not normally brew?
Definitely, this fits in nicely with our philosophy of brewing out-there beers.
Does the spectapular bring out a competitive streak?
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?