Knowing this beer would be released on Canada Day, eh, Mountain Culture’s decided to finally brew with an adjunct they have been eager to use since the early days of Mountain Culture – poutine! No, they mean maple syrup. They use a bankrupting amount of the liquid gold both in primary and secondary fermentation to aggrandise the sweet character of this beer and to complement the rich, malt driven body and flavours of chocolate and coffee. Be mindful though, one too many of these and you may find yourself living in the back of a broken down truck and using milk jugs not for their intended purpose. Contains lactose.
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.