Balancing your offering to suit a variety of customers is great for pulling in punters, but offering something a little more off-the-wall can give your bar a reputation amongst beer nerds. So where do you start when choosing what beers to serve?
Craft Ale has seen a monumental rise in popularity over the last 5 years, growing by over 10% a year and finding its way into bars and pubs in all corners of the country. The 5 beers listed below are all made with love, for taste and fit perfectly into any bar, helping you to jump on the Craft Ale craze
Fish Tale Ales – Beyond the Pale AleWinner of the ‘Best World Beer’ award in 2015 title. The 5.0% ABV pale ale boasts rich and complex flavours, brewed from a blend of four different types of grain that are beautifully balanced by five complementary hops. Bursting with flavour, this American pale ale fits perfectly into any bars offering, giving your customers a taste of the states.
Origin: USA. ABV: 5.0%. Flavour: Rich.
Brasserie Du Mont Blanc – La Blanche‘World’s Best Wheat Beer’ award for 2015, along with 3 other awards including world best style winner, making it a must-have if you’re expanding your world beer offering. As well as waters from the glaciers of Mont Blanc, La Blanche is made with a combination of wheat malt and barley, a bouquet of spices, two different hops and Curacao orange, giving it an elegant and refreshing taste that accompanies fresh cheeses, raw fish and oysters perfectly.
Origin: France. ABV: 4.7%. Flavour: Light, Refreshing.
Rodenbach – Rosso
Origin: Belgium. ABV: 4.0%. Flavour: Fruity, Refreshing.
Tazawako Beer – RauchRauch is a triple award winner, winning Worlds Best Style, Best Asian Beer and Best Japanese Beer in the 2015 World Beer Awards.
Origin: Japan. ABV: 7.5%. Flavour: Smoked.
Harvey’s – Lewes Castle Brown Ale
Origin: United Kingdom. ABV: 4.8%. Flavour: Creamy, Coffee and Liquorice.
There is an almost endless choice when it comes to Craft Ales, with breweries from around the world creating one-offs, seasonal, year-round and exclusive beers that excite craft ale-ers all around the world. However, if you want to find a more local brew, you can visit the WBA’s list of Australian winners. Whatever you choose to serve, Craft Ale is a must for any bar, restaurant or pub and is an opportunity you just can’t ignore. And don’t forget, the best Craft and Real Ales need the best glassware!
By Oscar Black
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