CORE RANGE SELECTION
HOP ZONE IPA ● 5.0% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Hops. You love them, but drinking a bigger IPA usually means that it’ll be a short session and that’s just no good. So here’s a session IPA packed full of Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy hops that’ll let you get your lupulin hit all day long. Get in the zone. Stay in the zone. The Hop Zone! What is a Session IPA? – A session IPA is a lower alcohol strength version of an American IPA. The hopping rates remain the same as a traditional American IPA which is more than an American Pale Ale but the alcohol strength is similar to that of an American Pale Ale. This beer is all about the hops. IBUs have not been measured in a lab but the best guess is 40 IBUs. The hopping rate in Hop Zone is normally reserved for an American IPA. Munich and Carahell malts balance the bitterness. The high dry-hop rate ensures intense aromatics without bitterness.
RESET ROBOT ● 3.5% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Low ABV Hoppy Pale Ale
Reset Robot is the beer to drink so you can keep having fun all day long. Packed full of US Mosaic and Citra hops, Reset Robot is a 3.5% fruity treat that'll tickle the tongue whilst keeping your brain in check. When you want to take a break from all the big beers out there; Reset Robot. At 0.9 Standard Drinks per 330mL stubby, Reset Robot makes a tasty low ABV option for on-premise. What low ABV beer is on your beer list? A low ABV beer? What gives? – Truthfully, we originally just wanted to brew something for the summer festival season but now we’ve decided to run it year-round. It’s hot and sunny so why not drink a quaffer that you can enjoy all day long. “Keep Having Fun” is the mantra behind this beer.
THANKS CAPTAIN OBVIOUS ● 5.8% ABV ● 330ml Bottle / Draft
Drink all the hops! In the modern world where IPA has completely dominated the craft beer scene, one beer comes to the rescue. With 3 superpower hops: Simcoe, Citra and Centennial, Thanks Captain Obvious is a classic American IPA without the twist. Why did you make this beer? –Unlike many of the other BrewCult releases, this beer is brewed to-style for Strong American Pale Ale. Why call it “Thanks Captain Obvious?” – There’s a multitude of IPA out on the market and this is also yet another hoppy beer release from BrewCult. This is a pretty special beer but obviously, it’s a hoppy beer specifically for professional judging so it called for a witty and intelligent name. Is this an extreme beer? – No. Unlike the Psychedelic Series where a small twist is made to the IPA style, Thanks Captain Obvious is a straight up, hoppy and very sessionable IPA.
SPOILER ALERT ● 4.5% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Sometimes you need to just chill out and savour a good, honest, simple beer. Spoiler Alert: a straight up lager fits the bill nicely. Don’t be hating on lager, with the noble and new world hops, this beer is clean, crisp and hoppy with a solid dose of refreshing bitterness; enough to keep both the craft beer newbie and hard core beer geek fully satisfied to settle in for that extended session. Why did you make this beer? – Sometimes you just want to sit back and relax with a nice simple beer. Lager achieves that very easily. It’s also a great way to introduce mainstream beer drinkers to craft beer without scaring them off. Why call it “Spoiler Alert?” – Well, it should come as no surprise that lager is an awesome style of beer. We’ve just reloaded it to bring it into the modern craft beer age.
CAN'T FIGHT THE FUNK ● 6.2% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
A groovy blend of old world brewing and new world hopping, this beer brings together Saison & IPA to give you a Farmhouse IPA. Citra, Columbus & Centennial hops give this beer a fruity & floral kick that melds with the yeast like being in the front row of a Jimi Hendrix concert. A free-love beer. Share the love. A Farmhouse IPA is an American IPA that has been fermented with Belgian-style Saison yeast. It is a beer that fuses two very different styles. The yeast used in Can’t Fight The Funk imparts some spicy notes into the beer and it also intensifies the hop flavour and aroma. The hop varieties and hopping techniques employed in the brewing of this beer are more akin to an American IPA. Expect a pleasant twist on the traditional American IPA.
SUPA FLY RYE IPA ● 5.8% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
Know what gives an IPA a real groovy kick? Rye. Why? Because rye lets the hops take you away. Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo will open your mind like a parachute (it only works when it's open). Only then will you become Supa Fly. Approximately 8% of the grist is made up of Rye malt. Rye is great for enhancing hop flavour as it can impart a spicy characteristic to the finished beer. It also adds some body and mouthfeel. To counter the increased body, more bittering hops have been added in the kettle. Rye IPA is a great spring/summer beer. Generally, dark beers aren’t consumed much in the warmer months however an amber coloured beer is likely to be a great alternative for the consumer from regular pale beers. Oh and it has lots of hops.
KEEP ON TRUCKIN ● 5.8% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
A life lived fully means enjoying every moment of the journey. Age is no barrier. It's the small things like the big malt and big hops right here, now, in your hand that make it all worthwhile. Who doesn't love Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Cascade? Keep on truckin'. Rock on. About 5% of the malt grist was medium crystal malt. When paired with a splash of roasted Carafa malt, the beer goes from being brown to being red. There are other ways to make a beer red, however this malt combination was chosen to give a clean caramel malt sweetness without a biscuity character. This is the third beer in BrewCult’s “Psychedelic Series” and it’s initial release coincides with Hendo’s 40th Birthday in mid February 2014.
GET DOWN WITH THE BROWN ● 5.8% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
American Brown Ale
This beer was brewed as the fourth beer in the BrewCult "Psychedelic Series". It’s getting cold. I’m getting cold. Time for more dark beers.About 5% of the malt grist chocolate malt. In addition to this, a healthy addition of two types of crystal malts give this beer a caramel sweetness and melanoidin malt adds biscuit characteristics. In all, this is a malty, hoppy, chocolatey beer ideal for the winter months. Get down with your bad self. Go dance you crazy fool. And why not? You've scored some fine Centennial, Chinook and Cascade, man and that's all that matters right now. I love you like chocolate. I'm down. Are you?
OUTTA SIGHT ● 6.2% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
What is a White IPA? – There are two schools of thought with regards to White IPA. One is more like a Belgian Wit with Belgian yeast and plenty of hops. The other is an American IPA with neutral yeast and a healthy amount of wheat and hops. Outta Sight is the latter. Outta sight and outta mind? No. Stop. Think. In your mind is an eclectic melange of Galaxy, Citra and Amarillo that is so deep, it's both profound and intense. Tonight is your night so embrace the dawn. Live free. Get jazzed. Die happy. Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Munich, Carahell Hops: Magnum (US), Citra (US), Amarillo (US), Galaxy (AU) Bitterness: 75 IBU approx. Colour: 8.6 EBC (Straw)
BUGGIN' OUT ● 5.8% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
All the ingredients of a regular IPA but with a special malt variety from the US called “Midnight Wheat”. This is a black, roasted malt that turns a beer black but without the roasty, astringent characteristics usually associated with a stout. Did you really crowd-source this recipe? – Yes. The recipe for this beer was written by the attendees of the Australian National Homebrew Conference (ANHC) held in Canberra in October 2014. Given the general make up of the other Psychedelic Series beers, they formulated Buggin Out. Hendo brewed a 20L pilot batch at home to confirm the brew was good. It is so here it is. The power of one is only outmatched by the power of many. Great minds think alike. With all this black comes the Simcoe, Mosaic and Chinook to really drive it home. Savour the moment. Live the dream. Make it count.
BLOODSUCKING GEEKS ● 3.4% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
Highly Hopped Low ABV Red IPA
Bloodsucking Geeks is an extreme exploitation beer that strangles the ABV and tortures loads of hops. Be brainwashed by this blood red beer. We wanted to create a beer for Sydney Craft Beer Week with our good friends from Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice. We pretty much let them run loose with beer ideas and they decided they wanted “a blood red beer with loads of hops and a freakin’ rad label.” And so became Bloodsucking Geeks – lots of hops – reduced ABV. You can enjoy your hops by the pint after all.
GINGERBREAD MANIAC ● 8.0% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Sweet Stout with Spices
Gingerbread Maniac is a big sweet stout brewed with loads of biscuit malt, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and honey that combine in a massive liquid biscuit hit that you don't even need to chew. One taste and you too will become a Gingerbread Maniac. Adjuncts include Ginger (Sri Lanka), Cinnamon (Sri Lanka), Vanilla Beans (Papua New Guinea), Honey (Australia) Ginger, cinnamon and subtle vanilla balanced by strong malt derived sweetness which then turns to a nutty, biscuity character followed by coffee, chocolate and roast malt astringency. This beer has superb length of palate!
MILK AND TWO SUGARS ● 7.2% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
Imperial Milk Stout Infused with Coffee
Yes! Take that face hole! Who doesn't say "Where's my damn coffee" every morning? But then again, you may also want a beer. Well now you can have both! This is a smooth imperial milk stout blended with espresso and cold steep coffee from our awesome friends at Axil Coffee Roasters in Melbourne. This beer was brewed for The Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular 2015. This is the one beer of the year where we get to go to town. What sort of coffee is in this beer? – A blend of Columbian and Guatamalan coffees in collaboration with Axil Coffee Roasters. 2000 shots of espresso and 150L of cold steep coffee went into the batch. Why TWO sugars? – One sugar is the Maltose from the malt and the other is the Lactose, which is the same sugar found in milk.
BREWCULT/MAGIC ROCK BREWING - SALT DICK IPA ● 6.0% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
When legendary brewer Stuart Ross of Magic Rock Brewing (UK) meets Hendo from BrewCult for a collab brew during Good Beer Week 2014, an unique IPA was born. One of the world’s first IPAs to use the new Aussie “Enigma” hop variety, this beer also makes an intriguing use of UK “Pilgrim” hops. The result is “Salt Dick IPA” – because one foot is in Australia and the other in England. Collaborations are cool. This is BrewCult’s first international collab brew with well renowned UK brewer, Stuart Ross of Magic Rock Brewing (Huddersfield, UK). This IPA is different in a number of ways. Firstly, UK Pilgrim hops, traditionally used for bittering, were used for flavour and aroma imparting it’s herbaceous and cedar like characteristics. Secondly, the brand new Australian hop variety called “Enigma” was especially provided by Hop Products Australia in one of the world’s first IPAs to be brewed with Enigma. Finally, Stu and Hendo settled on a simple malt bill of mostly Golden Promise (UK) and mashed it in such a way as to accentuate bitterness and dryness. This is not a malty IPA – it’s all about the hops.
FULL METAL ANORAK ● 5.8% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
Get out your battle sandals and flat caps; this IPA is old world and old skool. Forget that citrus and tropical fruit punch you've come to expect from US West Coast IPAs, Full Metal Anorak is a floral, herbaceous and vivacious kick that tips its cap to the mother country and her beers of old. With it's Fuggles and Goldings hops, you'll be out train spotting in no time. Hand me my notebook. Why did you make this beer? – This beer is a tip of the cap to the original IPAs that used to be transported by ship from England to India back in the day. What is the difference between an English and an American IPA? – Put simply. Hop varieties and yeast strain. This beer uses British Fuggle and Goldings hops as well as Styrian Goldings from Slovenia.
BEER GEEK RAGE QUIT ● 5.5% ABV ● 50lt Keg/Draft
India Pale Lager
“do it. put me in ur mouth. as if u can get thru the rest of ur day without some of this big sexy hoppy lager inside u. omg hurry up.” - matt hofmann - alt model xxo. Matt Hofmann is an alternative model and bartender at The Scratch Bar in Brisbane. He’s probably one of the most baben blokes you’ll ever meet and he expertly wrote the consumer experience notes too. Follow him on facebook.com/matthofmann.altmodel. An India Pale Lager in the case of Beer Geek Rage Quit is simply an IPA recipe that’s been cold fermented with lager yeast. The Weihenstephan yeast strain was selected for it’s clean lager characteristics which allow the hops to jump forward. This beer is intended to create confusion amongst the hard core beer geeks that typically only drink ale and thumb their nose at lager. It’s also got the much maligned Pride of Ringwood hop which is commonly used in mass-produced lagers but then it also has the desirable hop varieties such as Simcoe, Citra and Waimea. A “rage quit” is a video gaming term used to describe when you can’t complete a game and you quit in anger.
PEPPER STEAK PORTER ● 6.0% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
Smoked Porter with Black Peppercorns
Meat. Beer. Together at last in the ultimate 100% vegan beer experience. Drink it or eat it - it doesn't matter, just savour the savoury and unleash the meat. Why did you make this beer? – This beer was brewed specifically for the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) as part of Good Beer Week 2014. During this festival, 125 brewers from around the world must produce a beer that they have never released before. Is this beer really vegan? – Yes. No animals were harmed during the production of Pepper Steak Porter. There is no meat therefore this beer is vegan friendly. How did you get the “meat” into this beer? – This beer uses Cherry Wood Smoked malt as the base malt. This particular type of malt has amazing smoked brisket-like characteristics. Is this an extreme beer? – Yes. Why would someone make something as crazy as this? What are you, Hendo, some sort of attention seeking lunatic? Yes.
ACID FREAKS ● 7.5% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
Balsamic Baltic Porter
A Balsamic Baltic Porter. It takes two freaks to think up such an idea for a beer. Two brothers in fact – one a brewer and the other a vinegar maker. It takes an even bigger freak to try this beer. Are you freak enough? Go on. We’re watching. Brewed in collaboration with LiraH Vinegar & Verjus exclusively for the 2013 Great Australiasian Beer SpecTAPular. Malt: Vienna, Caramunich II, Carafa, Munich Hops: Green Bullet Balsamic: Shiraz aged on American Oak
ACID FREAKS 2nd Release ● 7.5% ABV ● 500ml Bottle/Draft
Balsamic Baltic Porter
Acid Freaks uses a Cabernet Balsamic vinegar specially blended for the beer. The vinegar is added to the bright beer tank right before packaging. It is not a sour. To claim so would be disrespectful to those talented sour brewers out there. This beer was first released for GABS 2013 and came 4th in the People’s Choice.
BREWCULT/BRISBANE BREWHOUSE DRY YOUR RYES ● 5.0% ABV ● Draft
Rye Brown Ale
This luscious, malty brown ale with a smattering of Rye was Brewcults first commercial collaboration with Sim from Brisbane Brewhouse.