mmm… and glug… has become the first north east retailer to stock ales from award-winning Australian brewery Pirate Life Brewing.
The brewery, founded in Adelaide, South Australia in 2014, is the brainchild of brewers Jared Proudfoot and Jack Cameron.
Pirate Life specialises in modern, hop-forward beers that include a 5.4% Pale Ale, its 6.8% IPA and a 3.5% Throwback IPA.
The company has also experienced acclaim, winning the “best new brewery in Australia” prize from Ratebeer in 2014.
It also saw four of its beers appear in the top 20 of the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers from over 1,600 beers nominated by Australian craft beer drinkers.
What we sell at mmm… and glug…
Pirate Life Brewing Throwback IPA (3.5% ABV)
Pouring a hazy golden colour the first thing that hits you is the aroma of fresh hops pouring out of the glass.
Light bodied with a lovely carbonation, this mid strength IPA certainly holds nothing back on flavour.
Look for a citrus/piney hit of fresh hops on the palate with a light.
Ideal for that Sunday BBQ.
Pirate Life Brewing Pale (5.4% ABV)
While hops are central again here… they’re deeper and darker than those found in the Throwback or IIPA.
Add to that some of that pine forest floor character you expect from old school West Coast hops alongside the citrus elements.
They are joined by prominent sharp caramel malts to create a creamy lushness on the palette.
There’s something herbal there too and a hearty bitterness to wrap things up.
Pirate Life Brewing and Hilltop Hoods’ record label Golden Ale (4.7% ABV)
Picture this. BrewDog brewery in Scotland, freezing cold and Jack and Red are arriving for one of their 12hr+ night shifts.
They get a message from home. Friends having beers at the beach. It almost breaks them.
‘What music do you want Redman?’ asks Jack. ‘Better make it The Hoods, Skip’ replies Red.
Five years later they are launching in Adelaide: The Hilltop Hoods’ home town. Pirate Life receive an email from the manager of their Record Label asking if we’d brew a beer with them. So here it is. The Golden Era Golden Ale.
Hopped up golden ale with plenty of body to it. Looks good in the glass with a vibrant orange colour and a big fluffy white head.
Citrus hops in the flavour leads to a long satisfying finish
Pirate Life Brewing IPA (6.8%)
So Pirate Life has decided to make another hoppy American-style ale.
Seems a bit counter intuitive.
However, this is quite an important beer as it fills in a pretty big gap.
They have a smashable mid, a well-balanced Pale Ale and a big broody, dank hop-bomb of a Double IPA.
So what’s this IPA like? Bright, fruity and full of liquid fun.
Pirate Life Brewing Imperial IPA (8.8% ABV)
Pirate Life’s Imperial India Pale Ale comes in a 500ml can.
It comes on like a freight train, bursting with citrus aromas and belting you on the back palate with hop bitterness.
Fortunately all of that hop action is balanced by a strong hop base and what the Aussies call ‘fun juice’; that is alcohol.
This Imperial IPA is 8.8% ABV.
It is a lot – but it adds an important rounding quality to the beer.
Want to know more about Pirate Life Brewing?
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