There’s another new contract brewery in Melbourne town – Dilettante Beer Co.
After years of home brewing and talking about selling beer, Darren Keating has formed Dilettante Beer Company with Darren saying “my beers are based on home brew recipes I developed in the woolshed on my folks farm in Berrybank, Western Victoria”.
The first drops of the two new beers, Two Foot Tex IPA and Idle Saison, will be poured at the Alehouse Project in Brunswick East from 3pm on Friday 21 November.
Two Foot Tex IPA is a 7% west coast style IPA, with plenty of hops all with a citrus focus (Warrior, Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo, Galaxy and Simcoe). The base malt is Marris Otter and its fermented with the Nottingham yeast.
The tasting notes say that this has a tropical and citrus nose with a matching flavor. Hops dominate, but don’t overpower.
Idle Saison is a 4.5% new world farmhouse ale using saison yeast paired with new world hops (Nelson Sauvin from NZ, Galaxy from AUS and Willamette from the US).
Described as a modern interpretation of the saison style, it’s not too boozy and has enough hops to make it interesting, but “dry enough that you can easily knock a few back after a long hot day”.
The tasting notes say that the aroma of the beer hints towards tropical fruits with a growing presence of the funky belgo yeast.
Both beers are brewed at the Red Duck Brewery in Ballarat, VIC.