The Bearded Seal, found in Norway, is a heavy set creature with large whiskers. This collaboration, with our friends at Lervig in Norway, needed a big beer. Mike from Lervig came to Footscray and caused plenty of havoc in the brewery. Double dry-hopped with a punch-bowl of fruit-forward American hops, we then added pineapple, passionfruit and mango to the ferment. Full haze, full juice.
Hop Nation is a craft brewery started in 2014 by winemaking friends Sam Hambour and Duncan Gibson. With years of work and travel through several wine regions of the world between them, Sam and Duncan have been exposed to not only great wines of the world, but incredible international beers. With this behind the scene influence and years of backyard brewing experience, they decided to create a craft brewery in Melbourne, Australia.
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In naming this beer Hop Nation sought out a great American number two – Buzz Aldrin – the second guy on the moon. With the huge success of their first release The Fiend, this beer, like Mr. Aldrin, has some big steps to follow but they are confident this little hop dude can do it. Plus it weighs in at a decent 6.5% ABV – so, may the buzz be with you.