A photo of a hazy IPA craft beer, in a Other Half Brewing glass, on a table.

TAP TAKEOVER: OTHER HALF AND CLOUDWATER AT MR WEST, MELBOURNE

 

UPDATE! As if this event wasn’t already good enough, Mr West have recently announced that UK legends, Cloudwater Brew Co., will be gatecrashing the event. Cloudwater founder, Paul Jones, will also be in attendance. There’ll be 7 kegs and a limited quantity of 4 different cans making their way over from Blighty. Tap list below…

Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop, located in Footscray, is one of the best craft beer bars Melbourne has to offer. Their latest Aviation Project tap takeover only further cements that. Somehow, those crafty bastards have managed to snag NYC’s finest, Other Half Brewing! Air freighted and cold stored, this is about as fresh as you could hope to get. Proceedings kick-off at 1pm on Saturday March 30th, and a couple of the founders will also be knocking around, so you can ask them about all things OH.

I spent the day at Other Half’s brewery, when I was in Brooklyn last year, and I’ve rarely has so much fun drinking alone. From the juicy IPAs they’re absolute masters of, through to their America Stouts, there wasn’t much that didn’t register as awesome. If you’re in Melbourne, this really isn’t an event you want to miss. The taplist is looking absolutely phenomenal –  just have a butchers at this (robbed from Mr West’s event page):

 

Other Half

DDH All Citra Everything IIPA 8.5%
Double dry hopped imperial single hop IPA w / citra.

DDH All Citra Everything Experimental IIPA 8.5%
When new hop products become available OH like to test them out. They got their hands on a cool new product, a Citra lupulin oil extract, so they decided to test it out in our favourite all Citra beer. Long live innovation.

Civil Society Brewing collab. Cryosleep IIPA 8.8%
A pils malt and oat based IIPA with a little Mosaic and Citra and a ton of Mosaic, Citra and Sabro Cryo.

DDH All Green Everything Triple IPA 10.5%
Double dry hopped IIIPA w / amarillo, citra, mosaic, motueka, citra + mosaic lupulin powder

DDH Bagel and Schmear IPA 7.5%
A tribute to one of NYC’s iconic foods. DDH version with Citra, El Dorado and Nelson Sauvin.

DDH Go With the Flow IPA 6%
Our Citra, Simcoe and Motueka IPA double dry hopped with Galaxy hops.

Foam Brewers collab. Mouthful of Diamonds IIPA 7.9%
Foam Brewers from Vermont came to Brooklyn and brewed a delicious beer containing Pilsner malt, wheat and oats. Then hopped it aggressively with Galaxy and our hand selected Nelson Sauvin.

DDH Double Nelson Daydream Oat Cream IIPA 8.3%
Imperial Oat Cream IPA with our hand selected Nelson Sauvin hops with a huge amount of oats and a hint of lactose.

Monkish Brewing Co. collab. The La La IIPA 8%
Packed with Citra, Citra Cryo, Galaxy and Idaho 7 on a base of 2-row and flaked oats.

Short, Dark and Handsome Mexican Hot Choc Stout 7.4%
Short Dark is back with cacao nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, a hint of chilies and milk sugar.

Garage Project collab Stay Wild Moon Child Imp Porter 9.5%
The trailblazing folks at Garage Project, went and brewed this porter inspired by Supermoon Bakehouse’s banana split croissants. They used caramelized croissants that take Supermoon 3 days to make, cacao nibs, vanilla, almonds, and banana.

 

Cloudwater

Hoppy Little Lager 3.6%
This clean, delicate beer sits somewhere between a Pale Ale and a Lager – an ideal, easy-drinker with bright citrus flavours and a crisp finish with a restrained, zesty bitterness.

Marzen 5.2%
A strong, dark and full-bodied lager with a deep, elegant malt profile, accompanied by a light hop character and clean, dry finish.

Small Pale 2.9%
Designed to pack the punchy flavours you’ve come to expect from Cloudwater into a low-strength beer. With enough body to balance the bold hop notes, you’ll find flavours of mandarin and grapefruit held by a smooth, firm base.

Brewed All Season DDH Pale 5.5%
The all-season DDH Pale provides a balance between a juicy, full-bodied IPA and easy drinking Pale. It delivers big citrus fruit flavours and a smooth body, with a juicy tang and a peppery character on the finish.

Brewed All Season IPA 6.5%
The all-season IPA is brewed in the New England style, combining big hop flavours with a smooth, silky body and a semi-sweet, juicy finish with very low bitterness. It packs bold tropical notes of mango, pineapple and papaya, backed up by tangy orange, while retaining balance and drinkability.

Verdant Brewing Co & DEYA Brewing Company collab. Everybody Else Is Doing It QDH Pale Ale 5.5%.
The sixth in a series of collaborations created to celebrate Cloudwater’s first festival, Friends & Family & Beer. Brewing with Deya and Verdant, they went big on the hops! This quadruple dry-hopped Pale Ale intends to provide huge aroma and flavour carried by a smooth, easy-drinking body.

The Veil Brewing Co. collab. Chubbles Triple IPA 10%
The UK version of this monster collab with The Veil from Richmond, Virginia, USA. A huge Triple IPA loaded with Galaxy, Citra and El Dorado.