YEAR ROUND SELECTION
NAIL ALE ● 4.7% ABV ● 375ml Cans/Draft
CLOUT STOUT ● 10.7% ABV ● 750ml Bottle/Draft
The Nail Brew Log series will see John head to the brewery at Edith Cowan University to create a new small batch brew every six weeks. The Brew Log series of limited releases is a tribute to people that have assisted head brewer John Stallwood in his ongoing mission to get his beers to the masses. To many outside WA, Nail is probably best known for its Clout Stout, an epic-in-every-way-imaginable beer, but one that, in some ways, is out of keeping with the rest of his output.
DUNN BROWN ● 4.7% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Brewlog Collection #1 This beer, the Dunn Brown, is more typically Nail: a beer that is unpretentious, simply bloody well made. Specifically in this case you have a beer that pours brown, with an orange tint and an off white head, and offers up vanilla, chocolate fudge and Ovaltine aromas. It's fairly light in body, equally light in bitterness, with balanced chocolate and biscuit malt flavours and a lightly toasted finish. The first beer in the series was named in honour of brewing mentor Hugh Dunn.
SMOKEY BURNS ● 6.0% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Brewlog Collection #2 This rauchbier (smoke beer) is dedicated to family members, in particular John's sister Catherine and the Burns family who loaned money to the business when establishing the BrewCorp brewery with Feral so he could keep Nail 100 percent family owned. The beer featured the rarely used German rauch malt - a pale malt smoked over Beechwood - that lends it an "enticing smokiness" alongside fresh hop and light chocolate characteristics. He says it's fantastic with food too. "This beer is for the Burns Family," says John. "For helping me keep my dream alive."
CLAYDEN BREW ● 8.5% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Brewlog Collection #3 This one is for John's son Clayden, who arrived in the world at a time when he'd just launched his new brewery and was working crazy hours. When he's old enough to sample it (technically in another 16 years), Clayden will thank his dad as it's a cracker: a voluminous, oily, opaque, off black beast blended from two brews created late last year. It's awash with boozy chocolate and vanilla aromas that make way for flavours of chocolate fudge, hazelnut, molasses and a touch of umami. It's as rich and sweet as a dessert, with just enough carbonation to keep it sliding over the tongue and into your grateful gullet but not so much that it doesn't leave a wee coating behind to extend your gluttonous pleasure.
BEAZLE BREW ● 5.0% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Brewlog Collection #4 Have a beer with Daniel Bell aka 'Beazle'. Brewed with love in memory of HT Beverages Dan. Daniel Bell, a member of the family behind Heron Towers, Nail's distributors, who passed away aged just 21 last year. This dark amber flows with malt caramel chocolate biscuit sweetness hit with a tightrope balance of bitterness, emerging in a magic lingering bitter spark encore.
WOMBAT WHEAT● 5.2% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Brewlog Collection #5 This beer is brewed for Jamie Stranger, better known to John as "Wombat", who gave Nail great assistance at a time of need. Ten years ago Stallwood was badly hurt in an altercation in Fremantle. He spent nine months in hospital and there was the prospect he could lose his micro-brewery. But Stranger came to his mate’s aid, using his legal skills to help Stallwood access funds from victims of crime. Yet he also offered emotional support with a trip to Asia to help his mind recuperate from the trauma. A Golden yellow cloudy wheat beer, with fine poured white foam. A pleasant aroma and flavor with low hop bitterness. Overall refreshing, light bodied yet a well rounded wheat.
GARETH SKYWALKER ● 7.0% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Brewlog Collection #6 The Nail Brew Log Collection is back with Force.
There are many good beers on the market, but there aren't many unique good beers.
Nail Golden IPA is a light golden straw colour using only pale malt, dry hopped heavily to give a strong fruity pineapple aroma, very refreshing for a 7.0% alc beer.
Tastes a bit like a Imperial Golden Nail using unique new Melba hops. BLC #6 is named after friend Gareth Tarrant who helped catch the person that assaulted John and help give him closure. 50 IBU
Flaming Lamington ● 5.2% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Chocolate, Coconut, Coffee, Chilli Stout
Brewlog Collection #7 Flaming Lamington is an oatmeal stout, 5.2%, nice body, some cocoa, with highlights in coconut and chilli. Brewing Flaming Lamington involved getting 80kg of Coconut baked (Thanks to the Tradewinds), putting the 80kg of Coconut into the fermenter in giant tea bags, adding 30kg of Chillies also in giant tea bags and then getting them out after transfering. Brewer Ryan even made some hot chilli sauce out of the Birds Eye Chillies used in the beer. Many people dont like dark beers, many people wont even try stouts, some people dont like coconuts and many people dont like chillies. Many people wont like this beer, but it is a great Coconut chilli stout beer that we are proud off. Its been exciting to brew but hard to brew. A lot of beer lovers are hunting to try this beer, like every beer lover should.
ESB (Extra Special Babe) ● 5.8% ABV ● 330ml Bottle/Draft
Extra Special Bitter
Brewlog Collection #8 The next beer and the 8th edition of the Brew Log Collection is ESB (Extra Special Babe 5.8%). A full flavoured Extra Special Bitter with strong fruity aromas and caramel malt sweetness balanced with English Golding hops.