When they asked the brewers what hops they were planning to use in this NEIPA, they sent back a list of 12 different hop varieties. Thinking they’d misunderstood, they asked them again for the list of what they actually used. But no, they did actually use a whopping 12 hops: Amarillo, Galaxy, Mosaic, BRU-1, Idaho-7, El Dorado, Citra, Cashmere, Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade and Columbus! These hops are known to give flavours ranging from pineapple and pear to bubblegum and melon, and all your favourite tropical and citrus fruits in between. So this Double NEIPA will definitely take your tastebuds on a journey, potentially through alternate realities.
Built-in 1912 in the beautiful Blue Mountains town of Katoomba, Mountain Culture’s building housed ‘The Echo’, the local paper for many a year. Later it allegedly passed time as a “dancing saloon and home for lost or belated drunks”, until finally ending up as a Civic Video store. In 2017 DJ and Harriet McCready embarked on transforming the dilapidated building into the first brewpub in the Blue Mountains. After 18 long months of careful renovation, they opened the doors with the goal of welcoming people from near and far to come in and have a beer. But not just any beer. Rather, they hold themselves accountable to a standard that means constantly pushing the limit and pushing themselves to figure out how they can brew better beer, every batch. Because let’s face it, life is short. They have no time for beers that don’t blow their hair back, and nor should you.