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Know your beer

The Urban Craft Brewing Co is making the perfect beer for any time or season with their two core ranges, the Crafty Bavarian and the Crafty Sisters

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Introducing...

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.

Munich Lager

Munich Lager

ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 18
Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafés

This is a crafty take on everyone’s go-to beer. It is brewed the old-fashioned way, matured while cold and kegged partially filtered, which gives it more flavour than your classic Australian pub brew. It’s been groomed specifically for the Aussie climate by blending the Bavarian Spalter Select hops with Australian Pale malt. The result? A smooth and refreshing beer.

Blonde Moment

Blonde Moment

ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 16

Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafés

A 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

Hop Dock HefeWeizen

ABV: 5.0% / IBU: 10

Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafés

Urban 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

Butcher’s Bride Pale Ale

ABV: 5.1% / IBU: 37

Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafés

You’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

Devil’s Daughters Double IPA

ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 30

Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafés

Bucking 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.

Flamin’ Hellcat

Flamin’ Hellcat

ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 16

Available: El Camino Cantina

Inspired 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

Bella Birra Italian Lager

ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 24

Available: Fratelli Fresh

You 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

Pretty Purrsuasion Porter

ABV: 4.5% / 30 IBU

Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafés

This 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

Good Pickin’s Apple Cider

ABV: 4.5%

Available: Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafés

Urban 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

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.

 

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