We all know what a billy cart is. 4 wheels nailed to a plank and a box in its simplest form and a source of fun and enjoyment for kids all over the world. At its most complex though a billy cart becomes a "gravity racer" and they are built to the same precision and aerodynamic principles as the pinnacle of motorsport- Formula One.
Our Billy Cart is brewed with the same philosophy. The same attention to detail and flavour focus that we apply to our bigger beers is also true for our smallest beer. This results in a sleek and well flavoured Rye Pale Ale with a bright copper colour and aromas from both Northern and Southern Hemisphere hops. The rye provides a light spicy character in the background to a balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Sure to provide fun and enjoyment to the gravity racer in us all.
As a modern hop forward brewery much of our focus is naturally on the exciting fruit driven hop varieties from the New World. However, we do remember that assertively hopped beers have been around for a lot longer than the modern craft beer revolution. With this in mind we created Yerongpils, our German inspired Pilsner.
Named after our local area, Yerongpils is brewed with German malts and a combination of German Noble Hops and their Southern Hemisphere descendants. Spicy and floral hop aromas blend with fresh bready malt notes to temper a firm but not overpowering bitterness. Yerongpils has a dry finish that further strengthens its drinkability.
Whilst our brewery is in Yeerongpilly we are in fact only a block away from Brisbane Icon The Magic Mile. For many Brisbane locals The Magic Mile has played some part in a car purchase of their own or a friend or family member. So many cars, so many options, so much colour! How could we not pay tribute to this famous stretch? And how could we not do it with a beer that shows such hop colour and variety as our XPA.
Magic Mile XPA has a very assertive hop profile from both new & established US hop varieties. Tropical and citrus fruits dominate the nose with a strong piney bitterness over a balancing biscuity malt back bone. The finish is medium to dry resulting in a very quenching and moreish beer for its 5.5% abv.
Well we couldn't be a hop forward brewery without an IPA could we? For us at Slipstream the big debate though was where on the flavour spectrum our first IPA should sit. Should we do a classic American IPA? An India Black Ale? An Imperial IPA? Ultimately what we kept coming back to was an IPA that we wanted to drink again and again. Something with a bright and fruity hop nose, a firm bitterness and extreme drinkability.
G-force IPA is brewed using completely late kettle additions of new hop varieties to create a beer with a hop focus on bright flavours and big oil content to exceed the bitterness. Inspired in part by the Vermont variants of IPA the hop bill reads like a who's who of desirable modern hops. Like all Slipstream beers G-force is completely unfiltered and has a natural haze that will go bright in the keg or can.