Meet our new golden boy, VHA!
The limited release is an easy-drinking celebration of hop flavours and aromas – double dry hopped with a trio of Galaxy, Mosaic and Azacca. It’s bursting with tropical fruit aromas and rich passionfruit. Grounded with heritage barley malt to deliver a smooth ale with gentle bitterness. Available in tall 500ml can and on tap.
Gage Roads Brewing Head Brewer Ross Brown says VHA (Very Hoppy Ale) is no ordinary pale ale.
“The double dry hop packs so much flavour into the beer. It’s super smooth and drinks really well.
“VHA showcases my favourite hops at the moment in Azacca, Galaxy and Mosaic. That trio comes together to create big tropical fruit bowl aromas. There’s plenty of passionfruit, mango and guava. There’s a touch of spice and the heritage malt variety we used adds richness and integrates the hop characters on the palate.”
Prior to release, VHA was entered into three key beer awards around the country. The brew claimed gold at the Australian International Beer Awards, Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show and Perth Royal Beer Awards.
“We never expect the results, but it’s great recognition for our team of brewers. We’re all really proud of the beer we produce. It was fantastic to see VHA do so well at a number of different competitions. I’ve got to admit, there was a bit of a buzz as VHA came through the brewery and that led to plenty of tasting along the way to check it was on track,” said Brown.
VHA is a limited release and available while stocks last. It’s hitting WA locations this week (locations below) and the east coast very soon.
WA can locations
Baldivis Liquor; Bottlemart Como; Bottle O Rockingham; Cellarbrations Ardross, Austin Lakes, Asquith Cellars, Baldivis, Beeliar, Candlewood, Carlisle, Vic Park, Glendalough, Hamilton Hill, Helena Valley, Lynwood, Mandurah, Meadown Springs, Mullaloo, Mundaring, Pearsall, Safety Bay, Subiaco, Willagee; Claremont Cellars; Copper and Oak; Devine Cellars Noranda; Empire Bar; Farmer Jacks Joondalup, Subiaco; Gangemi’s Fine Wines and Food; Golden Bay Liquor; Grand Cru Mt Lawley; Harry Brown’s Osborne Park; Kewdale Tavern; Kwinana Beach Liquor; Liquor Barons Bayswater, Beaconsfield, Connolly, Ellenbrook, Greenwood, Hillarys, Swanbourne, Bullcreek, Carlisle, Connolly, Greenwood, Nedlands; Liquor Shed; Mane Liquor; Marina Cellars; Old Bridge Cellars; Scarborough Cellars; Sexton Cellars; Stax Como; Stirling Arms; The Gate; The Quarie; The Vale; Wembley Boutique Liquor; Western Cellars Manning; Whistling Kite; Winthrop Liquor
WA tap locations
Beerpourium, Besk, Chapel Farm, East Fremantle Yacht Club, Kewdale Tavern, Lucy’s Love Shack, Mulberry on Swan, Percy Flint, Rustico, The Collective, The Federal Hotel, The Vic Subi, Trigg Island Market