GABS Brewer 2015

GABS Brewer 2015: Newstead Brewing Company

Mark Howes from Newstead Brewing Company in Brisbane

What beer are you making for GABS?newstead-Brewing
An Australian Spiced Ale.

What’s it called?
Imperial Aussie Tukka.

Where did the inspiration come from?
I love the unique tastes associated with Australian flavours and I guess I wanted to capture that for our GABS beer. I picked two spices I have previously tried in home brewing days, lemon myrtle and wattle seed, and one that I have never used but had loved the flavour when I saw it in other beers, Tasmanian pepper berry.

The base is a 7 per cent pale ale that provides a nice backbone but allows the spices to be the vanguard.

For those who might over-indulge, do you have a suggestion for a post-GABS hangover remedy?
Coffee and water 1:2 v/v. Works every time.

Finally, finish this sentence, craft beer is …
… grouse.

The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular is at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on May 22-24 and Australian Technology Park, Sydney on May 30.

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