Brickworks Brown Ale. American Brown Ale – 5.6% ABV
Brickworks Brown Ale. A product of local Canberra brewery, Pact Beer Co, this brown is a delicious treat after an evening ride.
With traditional brown characteristics, it keeps you interested with a firm but gentle bitterness. There is also a chocolate character that you would expect and which would make a lovely pairing for dessert. The real surprise with this beer is the subtle fruitiness that is almost just beyond reach.
The Ella hops are a beautiful pairing for dark malts in this beer and make it a real evening treat. I couldn’t down ten of these, but I could give it a good shot and have a jolly good time getting there.
It’s not cheap, and at around $25 a six pack it is competing in a price range that gives you access to many boutique and international beers. This means that Brickworks needs to stand out from the crowd to draw you in.
I think its point of difference is the hop usage, which sits this firmly in the category of American Brown Ale for me. I couldn’t drink 10, I wouldn’t keep paying the high price, but I think everyone should give it a go on one of the remaining cool evenings before daylight savings starts.
Overall, I’d have to give it a 3.5 out of 5.
Best suited to the thirsty cyclist enjoying the last gasp of the winter evening’s dying breath, while watching the silhouette of a leafless tree against the fading sky. As least, that’s how I enjoyed my six. Safe rolling everybody!
I hope what we do here at Tyres and Soles will inspire people to get out there and experience first hand, the natural wonders that surround them. So, pump up those tyres, don your favourite boots. Grab a mate, a partner, a pet… and head out into nature. But tell us all about it when you get back.