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Day nineteen of our Beer Advent Calendar! Revealing the Hargreaves ESB

Day nineteen of our Beer Advent Calendar! Revealing the Hargreaves ESB

19th Dec 2018

Beer Name: Hargreaves ESB

Brewery: Hargreaves Hill Brewery

Location: Yarra Glen, Victoria

Style: Extra Special Bitter

ABV: 5.4%

Beer Description:

Our cult beer, this is a "new world" interpretation of the classic English style. This ale features considerable crystal malt character, as a backbone to carry the hefty bitterness. Substantially dry hopped with carefully selected hops from either the US, NZ, or Australia (currently Nelson Sauv in from NZ), this adds aromatic and flavour notes of ripe passionfruit 

Photo credit: @one.hungry.girl

Watch: Geoff Huens from Beer Cartel talks to Hargreaves Hill Head Brewer Steve Matthews

About the Brewery:

"Before making beer, founder Simon Walkenhorst’s commonplace was a concert hall rather than a brewery, performing classical piano pieces to the masses. With Simon’s partner in crime and in life, Beth Williams, also being an opera singer and musician, there was a melting pot of creativity and talent that could not be contained to just one form of art.

Those same values of classic mastery and obsession with refinement were channelled into craft beer in 2004 when Hargreaves Hill was established. Fourteen years on, surviving the brewery being burnt down in the black Saturday fires, family owned Hargreaves Hill is now seen as a ‘pioneer’ in the Australian craft beer industry, with beers that are known for their mastery of the classic styles, while also releasing a stand-out range of seasonal brews."