GABS Brewer 2016

GABS Brewer 2016 – 7 Cent Brewery

GABS Brewer 2016: Doug Bremmer from Victoria’s 7 Cent Brewery

What beer are you making for GABS?cent
We’re making a beer that is fermented with our own special Saccharomyces yeast strain that we isolated from one of the brewers belly button fluff.

What’s it called?
Simple, “Belly Button Beer”!

Where did the inspiration come from?
The inspiration for this beer arose a couple of years ago when Rogue produced their Beard Beer fermented with yeast captured from the brewer’s beard. We tried the beer and instantly started talking about other places you could capture yeast from. We are really interested to see if the idea of drinking something that originated from a brewer’s belly button is too much for even the most hardened beer geek. Once you get used to the idea that yeast is yeast no matter where you get it from and that the water we drink is really recycled dinosaur urine, then you can just sit back and enjoy the beer… theory.

Tell us why you have chosen to brew a Festival Beer for GABS
We love to experiment anyway, but brewing a GABS festival beer provides the opportunity to really push the boundaries and take part in a festival which is really a celebration of how awesome craft beer can be.

Finish this sentence – one thing I would like to change about craft beer is…
Less beards more belly button fluff.

The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular is on May 20-22 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Victoria, May 27-28 at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh, NSW and June 18 at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.

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