Whilst this beer really has nothing to do with a duck that drinks milkshakes, or a duck made of milkshakes or, indeed, a milkshake made of ducks, it does see them experiment and push their own limits by creating their first ever Ice Cream IPA, an extension of their Oat Cream IPA range. Bursting with fruity notes that are not usually associated with their hazy IPA’s, they have added fresh lychee and banana to this beer and increased the lactose addition giving it an extra indulgent sweetness. The signature pillowy haze has been dialed back to brighten up the tropical flavours of pineapple and stone fruit from the late addition of BRU-1 and Citra, adding complexity and giving the style a unique personality, far removed from it’s OCIPA’s lineage.
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.