The Jujube is a sweet, berrylike fruit found commonly throughout Eurasia. Turns out, it tastes bloody good in a porter. To begin, pale, crystal and roasted malts are combined with hot water to create a rich wort. Taiheke hops are then introduced, followed by seventy five litres of Jujube syrup – courtesy of Pirate Life’s mates at Jujubes SA. Once in tank, a clean ale yeast brings it all together. The beer is dark brown, with ruby shimmers. Aromas of liquorice and toffee apple form the nose, with lifted notes of sweet fig. It’s silky on the palate, with light roast characters, cola and a hint of treacle.
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!