Thus Let Us Drink Beer – Bodriggy
Bodriggy must be the newest Australian brewery we are covering as part of this series and it was unbeknownst to me until very recently. Thing is once you see the eye-catching designs that adorn Bodriggy’s cans, you would understand that one would be hard pressed to not investigate further and be intrigued as to what their brewed emissions would taste like.
Bodriggy Brewing’s Utropia Pale Ale is a tour de force in terms of tropical flavours resulting from the marriage of Mosaic, Calypso and Azacca hops, framed by a dry, slightly bitter finish.
An IPA on the more exotic end of things is Bodriggy’s Thundercloud Sour IPA, which sees coconut and mango uniting to a melange that is topped by a delicate tartness. While this won’t be making a regular appearance on my IPA rotation, it was quite a nice way to mix things up, especially as it counterpointed the dram of Octomore 10.3 I paired it with.
Bodriggy Brewing’s Fuzzy Dance Explosion is quite a telling name as it is a sour that sends your tastebuds on a hazy rollercoaster ride through tingling juicy, acidic territory, derived from Galaxy and Sabro hops, which are pierced by citrussy and mandarin-esque highlights caused by Norwegian kveik yeast.
Bodriggy’s collaboration with Birdsnake MandyMuck is not only a mouthful of a name but also in literally every other aspect as it sees the brewery joining forces with Melbourne’s Birdsnake, who provide their ethically sourced cocoa to create a mid-strength brew heavily infused with juicy mandarin and lactose flavour notes that rest on a foundation of chocolate. The collaboration also saw both entities embark on creating some limited, formidable looking couture, which can be ordered through Bodriggy’s online shop.
Bodriggy’s Hazy Indoor Plant Sale WCIPA lives up to the impressions that the name and the again exotic looking artwork on the can would have you think: Tropical hop aromas galore on the citrussy mandarin-mangoed end of the spectrum with barely noticeable bitterness that comes in a thickly hazy body.
Bodriggy Brewing’s Blinker Dark Ale is their homage to the traditional dark ales of the old world and provides a nice counterpoint to the overly sweet and citrussy expressions with a focus on stouty, nutty caramel notes that are bookended by a nice dry finish.