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The real taste of Tassie is in this can. Expect a dark caramel, toffee hit with peppery, herbal aniseed spice that builds sip after sip. It’s a holiday for your mouth and mind with this robust porter’s bitterness sitting at 30 and ABV at 6.6%. Big, bold flavours that feel like a big, warm hug.
Pat yourself on the back, you made it to my beer notes. I'm Rowl, not Jack, and I’m the other brewer/beer nerd at Moo Brew. Read on for the ins and outs of making the Pepperberry Porter.
What is the third and final beer?
It’s a Pepperberry Porter. We started with a classic beer style—a robust porter—with bitterness units of 30 and ABV at 6.6% and hit that with Tassie’s native pepperberry. It changed the flavour dimension tenfold.
What makes the Pepperberry Porter special?
Showcasing Tassie’s wilderness is pretty special, especially when you do it through beer. Foraging off the land and using what’s available is something that we’re so privileged to do, so this is an ode to that land, and the flavour of the native pepperberry right here in Tas.
What characteristics did I want?
We really wanted to showcase the pepperberry throughout the porter. As you know, the porter is already a dark, malty, chocolatey beer, so adding the pepperyberry has created a unique warm spice that’s really complemented the dark malt. This brew is truly one of a kind.
Anything unique about this process?
Apart from foraging for our own pepperberries, not really, but we did have to be careful with how many pepperberries we added and how long they boiled for. We ended up being pretty spot on and got the pungent spice we were after. We hope you’re ready for this one.
What made it great?
Sorry Jack, I made it great this time. The true hero of this beer is the native pepperberry—we managed to lift the flavours from the pepperberry to flourish in the porter. It’s a special combination and a nod to the island we call home.
Anything I was worried about before brewing?
That it would be that good we’d have to make more!
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