Every good beer and whisky tells a story, one that begins with malt and water. That’s where the similarities end and the stories head in different directions. Where beer enjoys a cool, calm and short-lived journey, whisky’s path is one of patience and measure with the barrels aged for years at a time. Within this beer these two tales weave themselves back together. Pour it with relish, and be greeted by the sublime, silky oak barrel scent of fine malt whisky, vanilla, peat smoke, pine needles and chocolate coated honeycomb. Take a sip and the palate reveals the rich, decadent stout you’d expect, but with a surprising umami, sweet spice and gentle acidity. Like a great whisky, this beer transforms as it slowly warms in your glass. Those with patience will discover that much like ageing whisky in a barrel, if kept in a cool, dark place this Stout will continue to evolve and surprise.
Adelaide deserves to be famous for more than churches and an iced coffee fetish. Sunshine, great food, better wine and famous festivals, it was the obvious choice for Pirate Life. Adelaide might have funny-tasting water, but that doesn’t stop them from making a darn good brew.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pirate Life choose cans over bottle because:
1. Cans no longer have that metallic taste, thanks to internal coating. Think of it as a mini keg.
2. Cans are more portable and durable.
3. They take far less energy to recycle than bottles.
4. They chill faster!