It’s not very often one of Pirate Life’s beers comes with an obligatory serving suggestion, but there’s no denying it, this 29.2% freeze distilled IIIIPA is indeed ‘best shared’. Picture a one thousand litre tub filled with Pirate Life’s IPA, IIPA and IIIPA in a refrigeration unit set minus thirty degrees. As the water in the beer freezes, a boozy concentrate drips from the ice. They collect it, repeat the process, then bang it in a can. It pours like syrup, with a fiery orange hue. Expect aromas of apricot brandy and spice, with lifted notes of olive brine. On the palate, buttered rum, marmalade and a good of lick of herbaceous hops. IIIIPA Ice Beer. Best Shared.
Adelaide deserves to be famous for more than churches and an iced coffee fetish. Sunshine, great food, better wine and famous festivals, it was the obvious choice for Pirate Life. Adelaide might have funny-tasting water but that doesn’t stop them from making a darn good brew.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pirate Life choose cans over bottle because:
1. Cans no longer have that metallic taste, thanks to internal coating. Think of it as a mini keg.
2. Cans are more portable and durable.
3. They take far less energy to recycle than bottles.
4. They chill faster!