A FANTASTIC TASTER'S CRAFT BEER PACK!
Wanted to sample all the beers in the Hawkers, 3 Ravens & 4 Pines Range? Then this is the pack for you!
ABOUT HAWKERS BREWERY & BEERS
Melbourne’s newest brewery Hawkers has just opened its doors in Reservoir (North of Melbourne’s CBD). This new venture is headed by Mazen Hajjar of 961 Beer, Lebanon’s first craft brewery, in partnership with Melbourne restaurateur Joseph Abboud of Rumi, and Moor’s Head. The brewery’s name is reminiscent of the times Mazen and Joseph found themselves “hawking” 961 beer door to door in Sydney some 3 years ago, at the start of its life in Australia.
Hawkers Brewery is one of the most high tech breweries in the southern hemisphere. “The brewery is all about efficiency” explains Mazen. “We want to be able to tweak recipes without any variables related to the brewhouse”. The pair worked closely with Canadian manufacturer DME to ensure no detail was over looked. As Mazen points out a customised fully pressurised dry hop unit, 3 step temperature controls on the fermenters, and enough cabling to run a small city, it’s clear no expense has be spared in pursuit of creating the highest quality beer they possibly can. While the brewery is seriously high tech “we want to future proof ourselves” says Joseph.
It is this forward thinking philosophy, teamed with Mazen’s prior knowledge and experience from his time at 961, that prompted the duo to start with such a large brewery. They believe that starting big and growing into the brewery is decidedly more beneficial than starting small and needing to expand in the future. This Philosophy also allows Hawkers to import much larger quantities of higher quality ingredients such as grains, while still keeping their costs under control. In the mean time, as the range grows, some of the brewery’s capacity will be filled with contract breweries such as Edge Brewing Project and Coburg Brewery.
Hawkers Pale Ale
A hop forward American style pale ale has already gained a large amount of attention. Its first tasting at Geelong’s Great Australian Beer Festival, only one day after rolling off the bottling line, saw it take out the People’s Choice Award.
Not the usual watered down industrial lager, this beer is clean, refreshing but never boring. Robust, full-bodied malt character at the beginning with an assertive bitter finish.
Refreshing, effervescent, cloudy-golden and complex, this is our take on the traditional Wallonian Saison.
Hops, and lots of them! Bitterness with tropical, citrusy and piney notes that is balanced by a malty backbone.
ABOUT THE 3 RAVENS BREWERY & BEERS
Engineered by hand, 3 Ravens beers are the product of a craft brewing process in which traditional methods meet exacting standards. They take care to emphasise quality over quantity and use only the finest natural ingredients. Their Beer now undergoes a gentle filtration to remove fermenter yeast. The age old process of bottle conditioning is then started with a small amount of fresh live brewers yeast. This creates a clearer, brighter beer unmasking and enhancing the flavour, aroma and body of their premium natural ingredients.
3 Ravens 55 American Pale Ale
First brewed on 3 Raven's 5th Birthday. Five assertive hops meet a blend of barley, corn, wheat, oats and rye. Floral aromatics lead to a structured maltiness and clean finish. Traditional bottle conditioning naturally carbonates this beer and helps add to its complexity.
3 Ravens Golden Altbier
3 Ravens Golden is a German style ale. Soft and generously bodied, it is a beer that showcases fruity notes and a smooth lingering maltiness. The addition of Saaz hops from Bohemia adds a balancing medium bitterness and spicy aroma. Traditional bottle conditioning naturally carbonates this beer and helps add to its complexity.
3 Ravens English Extra Special Bitter
3 Ravens English is a classic place ale in the British tradition. Fuggle & Golding hops offer earthy, spicy aromas and stalwart bitterness, whilst floor-malted Maris Otter barley and traditional crystal malts gently underpin this companionable drop. Traditional bottle conditioning naturally carbonates this beer and helps add to its complexity.
3 Ravens White Witbier
3 Ravens White Witbier is an exotic ale, based on traditional Belgian Witbier. Sweet barley malt is balanced with tart wheat and spiced with coriander & citrus peel, resulting in a rich yet quenching brew. Traditional bottle conditioning naturally carbonates this beer and helps add to its complexity.
ABOUT THE 4 PINES BREWERY & BEERS
Brewed to purity laws of ages & ages ago, allowing only 4 ingredients; hops, water, yeast & malt (& the odd bit of mandarin, ginger & other natural stuff to keep the taste buds tingling), 4 Pines Brewing Company offers great flavour sensations through variety, quality craftsmanship, natural ingredients & traditional, time honoured techniques – no short cuts! Their goal is to be the ultimate choice in beer drinkers lives by sharing our obsession & introducing them to the quality they deserve - "Beer we want to drink & that our mates are proud of!"
4 Pines Kolsch
‘GERMAN STYLE GOLDEN ALE’
Light straw in colour. Aromas of lemon/lime prelude a light malty palate.
Finishing crisp and clean showing hints of spice and citrus.
4 Pines Hefeweizen
‘GERMAN STYLE WHEAT BEER’
A German born wheat beer. Cloudy pale straw in appearance, mild sweet nose with hints of banana exhibiting a well rounded palate showing characters of banana and spice.
4 Pines Pale Ale
‘AMERICAN STYLE PALE ALE
A colourful deep Ruby Amber appearance. Aromas of Pine and Grapefruit overlay a malt background. On the palate full bodied malty flavours with a tight and bitter finish.
4 Pines Stout
‘DRY IRISH STOUT’
A dry Irish style stout, presenting almost black, bearing a generous tan head. The aroma profile is of coffee, chocolate and caramel malts. These are matched on the pallet with a full bodied, smooth finish and a balancing bitterness. Currently being tested to become the first certified ‘space beer’ in the world!