Mr BIGS Coffee Stout


BRAND loyalty is a vanishing force in the beer market, says the man who has put coffee into stout in a limited edition brew set to launch next week.

Southern Bay Brewing Co lead brewer Steve Walker has collaborated with Coffee Cartel’s Nathan Johnston to produce a limited edition drop called Mr BIGS.

“The idea was to do a small release, which allowed us to be able to experiment and be very creative,” Mr Walker said. “Drinkers no longer have such a loyalty to a particular brand. “They are keen to try something new and we like to keep the creative aspect going and give them interesting things to try."

The stout is made with a Belgian yeast, which adds complexity to the beer and a fruity and caramel flavour.

The Guji coffee from Ethiopia is extracted cold over a 24 hour period, resulting in a more delicate flavour than would be possible if brewed under more volatile conditions such as espresso, Mr Johnston said. The coffee is added to the brew before fermentation and after heat has been applied, ensuring the complexity of the coffee is not lost, he said.

Mr Johnston works directly with the farmers who produce the coffee crop. “We are the first people to have an office in Ethopia,” he said. “This is an exciting cutting-edge partnership"


New Craft Beer Variety Pack

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Southern Bay has reacted to customer demand and we have now released a Craft Beer Variety Pack. - NEXT AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER, ready for Fathers Day!

The Pack is designed as an introduction to the core range of Southern Bay Beers and while it is great for any beer enthusiast, it would also make a great present anytime of the year.



AIBA Awards 2013

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Southern Bay brewed Beers once again accounted for 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals at the 2013 Beer Awards. We also received a nomination for CHAMPION MEDIUM AUSTRALIAN BREWERY and is recognition of our status in the Industry.  Both Southern Bay Branded Beers and Our customers contract brewed lagers and ales received Silver and Bronze medals for their beers which were presented to a panel of Australian and International judges.

Southern Bay Brewing awards were:                                                    

Le Petit Tronc Saison                      SILVER  
Hop Bazooka                                 SILVER & BRONZE
Southern Ocean Ale                       BRONZE & BRONZE             
Southern Bay Draught                   BRONZE      
Requiem Uber Pale Pilsner             BRONZE             

Our current list of contract produced beers also received many Silver and Bronze awards. We are delighted that our keg and bottle products fared so well and are looking forward to 2014 awards.

We all encourage responsible drinking and we believe a finely crafted beer should be enjoyed for its aroma, taste and appearance. There’s nothing better than having a good beer with friends. Lucky we make so many good beers to help this happen.

The awards are a culmination of the great work from a small team of Brewers dedicated to the art of making fine beer!

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Southern Bay Brewing Co - Hop Bazooka IPA

Hop Bazooka IPA is Geelong’s Southern Bay Brewing Co second-ever seasonal release. It is so popular that it is now a permament brewing fixture at the Brewery and available all year round (as long as we cope with the demand)lr hop_bazooka_2_bottles1

Hop Bazooka is an American style India pale ale, meaning it is bursting with resinous hop flavour and aroma that often strikes the senses with layers of tropical fruit and passionfruit. Perfect for cutting thirst on a warming spring afternoon, this brew is best consumed fresh. No worries there as it will be brewed often!

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