the Crafty Bavarian
The ﬁrst cab off the rank for this new brewery operation is the Crafty Bavarian range, which is staying true to the German brewing traditions that have inﬂuenced brewing processes for centuries. They launched with a lager, a blonde, a hefeweizen and a pale ale, to ensure they paid homage to the German roots of the brewing company while also making sure they were making sessionable beers for the Australian climate.
The Crafty Sisters
The Crafty Sisters is the international range of beers from the Urban Brewing Co that boasts more passport stamps than a 20-year-old back-packer. For Latin lovers they brewed a Mexican-style lager for afternoon sessions that require a cold, refreshing beer. Japan’s growing craft beer scene inﬂ uenced the Japanese-style pilsner that has a soft, fruity aroma and a clean ﬁ nish. And since no round-the-world trip is complete without a European stopover, they added an Italian golden lager and an Italian pilsner to their stable to bring holiday vibes to every get together.
ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 18
Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafés
ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 16
Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier CafésA balanced, clean and mild draught lager. It undergoes an extended brewing process to produce a crisp, lighter option. This easy-drinking beer is made with Bohemian Saaz and Australian Galaxy hops, plus CaraPils and CaraMunich malts to produce a beer with hints of caramel and tropical fruits.
Hop Dock HefeWeizen
ABV: 5.0% / IBU: 10
Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier CafésUrban Craft Brewing Co sourced the world-renowned Weihenstephan yeast strain for a wheat beer with an authentic German ﬂavour. It produces an extremely smooth mouthfeel and aromas of banana and clove. The high proportion of wheat malt produces a Champagne-like spritzyness.
Butcher’s Bride Pale Ale
ABV: 5.1% / IBU: 37
Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier CafésYou’re looking at a bold yet approachable Australian pale ale with citrus notes and a clean malt character, made with hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington State, USA. Carapils malt is added to provide a solid backbone to balance the hop bitterness.
Devil’s Daughters Double IPA
ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 30
Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier CafésBucking the popular American trend of “hops, hops, hops”, UCBCo uses a blend of British, Bavarian, American and Australian hops to create a more sessionable Double IPA. With only 30 IBU, and still packing 6.5% ABV, this highly aromatic IIPA blends old-world tradition with new-world drinkability.
ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 16
Available: El Camino CantinaInspired by the holiday ﬂavours in Mexican beers, this Mexican-style lager gets a crafty twist with the use of Australian hops to give this ﬂavourful, light bodied lager a hoppy bitterness taste without weighing you down. It’s a great accompaniment to the Australian lifestyle in summer.
Bella Birra Italian Lager
ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 24
Available: Fratelli FreshYou might not be able to knock-off early and post up in a piazza, but you can enjoy this bright, ﬁltered, Italian-style golden lager with a creamy head and a sparking, intense bead. It’s a medium-bodied brew with a subtle upfront sweetness leading to a mildly bitter ﬁnish.
Pretty Purrsuasion Porter
ABV: 4.5% / 30 IBU
Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier CafésThis brew is a clean, balanced porter with notes of dark chocolate, mocha, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. The Australian Galaxy hops give this beer a fruitiness while the CaraRed malt provides red hues against the dark, black colour. A very aromatic and drinkable porter.
Good Pickin’s Apple Cider
Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier CafésUrban Craft Brewing Co went to New South Wales’ Southern Highlands to source the freshest Bilpin, Batlow and Granny Smith apples available for our house cider. The fruit are then pressed fresh every week to produce a well-balanced, cider with a crisp ﬁnish and lots of ﬂoral aromatics on the nose.
Vixen of Venice Pilsner
ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 26
Available: Fratelli Fresh
This highly aromatic Italian-style pilsner has a mild, earthy, herbal and spicy aroma that is balanced by the Czech Saaz hops that are used to give the beer a medium-level bitterness and clean aftertaste.