Darker doesn’t always mean stronger. Amber beers usually carry a maltiness that you don’t find with paler styles. The malt character can range from a light caramel to full on rich toffee and toast. Five Barrel Brewing’s Hoppy Amber is verging on an IPA, but there is punchy malty body that pushed them to call it an Amber. It has a wonderful fruit, pine and spice balance that develops on the palate. It has a firm bitterness, but the caramel sweetness rounds it out to ensure your senses aren’t overwhelmed.
Using quality ingredients from the local area and around the world, Five Barrel Brewing handcraft 600L batches of quality craft beers on site in Wollongong, NSW. Their beers are never filtered or pasteurised, so store them cool and drink them fresh!
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If you’re ever in Wollongong, be sure to visit Five Barrel Brewing’s Taproom. They have 8 rotating taps of craft beer brewed on site. They also do growler fills, bottles and fresh wort kits.