Australian Beer Co adds to Yenda craft beer range

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Australian Beer Co has released the latest addition to its Yenda craft beer range, a summer seasonal India Pale Lager called Patchwork.

Launched to coincide with the start of Sydney Craft Beer Week and brewed to celebrate the arrival of spring, Patchwork will be available to taste for the first time at the Australian Beer Festival that starts today and is one of the first of 100+ #SCBW events taking place across Sydney.

“With this beer, we’ve tried to capture the energising sense of spring’s arrival in the Riverina,” says Australian Beer Company GM, Derek O’Donnell.

“The beautiful spring scents are brought to life in the aroma of Patchwork and the name itself conjures up the colourful patchwork of spring pastures and paddocks that we proudly associate with the Riverina and rural Australia.

“The beer is an innovative play on the style that’s normally available, our brewers had great fun bringing the personality of an IPA into a refreshing lager style,” O’Donnell said.

Patchwork has an ABV of 6.5 per cent and is described as a full-bodied Australian-style IPL, with spicy hops balanced against fruity esters and a refreshingly clean finish. The very first keg of Patchwork will be available to taste at the Australian Beer Co stand at the three-day Australian Beer Festival which starts today at Sydney’s Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks.

The beer will then go on sale as a limited edition draught only beer, available for around two months at around 40 venues across Australia, such as: NSW – Imperial Hotel (Paddington), The Local Taphouse (Darlinghurst), Oaks Hotel (Neutral Bay), George Tavern (East Maitland), Australian Heritage Hotel (The Rocks); VIC – The Local Taphouse (St Kilda), Hop Temple (Ballarat), Beer DeLuxe Fed Square (Melbourne); QLD – The Spotted Cow (Toowoomba), The Norman Hotel and Hotel Orient (both Brisbane); SA/NT – Rourke’s Drift Hotel (Darwin); WA – Northbridge Brewing Company (Northbridge).

Brewed by the Yenda-based Australian Beer Company, Yenda Patchwork is the latest limited-edition addition to the Yenda craft beer range which features Yenda Pale, IPA, Golden, Red, and Hell.

Other special additions include Yenda Green Hop, a boilermaker brewed specifically to accompany Highland Park 12-Year-Old and released last month, and the winter seasonal Chocolate and Vanilla Stout, which was awarded a gold medal at the 2015 Australian International Beer Awards.

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