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Darling – Desert Dragon Oat Ale

What they say...

The beer is inspired by the pangolin – a secretive and solitary anteater. The Cape pangolin (also known as Temminck’s pangolin), is one of four species of pangolins which can be found in Africa, and the only one in southern and eastern Africa. In southern Africa this animal can be found as far south as the Northern Cape and North West Provinces of South Africa and northeast KwaZulu-Natal Province. Due to their nocturnal activity and diminishing numbers, pangolins are rarely spotted, making their sighting one for the bucket list of wildlife lovers and photographers. As a group, pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked animal, hunted for their meat and scales. With over a million wild pangolins having been killed in the last ten years, the CITES conference made the call to totally ban the trade of all Pangolin species in 2016

The goal with our collaboration beers is to get brewers from different breweries (and countries) to do what they do best! In December 2015 we introduced our first collaboration beer, Desert Dragon Oat Ale.

South African born, Sean Knight, the brewer at Sambrooks Brewery was on holiday in Cape Town. He made contact with Kevin to see if he could visit our new brewery.

This was an opportunity for us to get two great brewer’s together and brew something special! We asked him if he would like to brew a beer with our brew-master, Felix. He was super excited and surprised!

The outcome of the collaboration is a silky smooth full bodied ale. The presence of organic honey bush tea in the brewing process is evident in the fresh aroma and flavour.

Hazy golden in colour
Moderate white head
Notes of honey bush tea on the nose and palate

What I say...

This Oat ale has a beautiful hazy appearance, not dissimilar from a Wit beer but more golden. I got a dank aroma, with some citrus.  The taste was quite bitter, like a pithy citrus flavour and has quite a dry finish.

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