Gunnamatta IPA

- Tea Leaf IPA -

When the team behind the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular asked us to create a special beer for their 2012 festival, we started by searching for musical inspiration from their Australian homeland. The tunes led us on a wild conceptual ride but we ended up settling on thi hugely floral India Pale Ale that is "dry-leafed" with a massive load of Earl Grey Blue Flower tea.

Gunnamatta - the instrumental opening track of Paul Kelly's 2004 album Ways and Means - refers to a beach break on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula and had us thinking of good friends, cups of tea, surf, beer and rock 'n' roll!

As Paul Kelly says himself: "Deeper water, leading me on." 

IPA as it should be.


Beer geek stuff

Style India Pale Ale "dry-leafed"
Stats ABV 6.5%
Bitterness = 52 IBU
Colour = 9 SRM
Malt Golden Promise Pale Malt, CaraPils, CaraMunich 60, Wheat Malt
Hops Pacific Jade, Motueka, Pacifica, Southern Cross. 
Tea Earl Grey Blue Flower (t Leaf T)
Yeast Fermentis US-05



Peoples Choice - Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 2012

Beer of 2012 - Hashigo Zake Annual Survey