VERSUS DOWN UNDER
Jasper’s currently in Australia: shouting out about our beers in Melbourne, catching a bit of sun in Perth, judging No Cure magazine’s Paste It Up competition in Brisbane and visiting an old friend in Torquay.
Renn Blackman is more than a friend to us: he used to be one of our brewers before he decided to head back to Australia and start Blackman’s Brewery. Blackman’s is a brewpub where they brew beers in the back, and serve them in their restaurant and garden out front – you can’t get your beer much fresher than that. All of his beers are named after his family members, so the Versus that we brewed together is extra special because now we feel like part of the family.
Together we came up with an Imperial Pilsner for our Versus. Using Pale Aussie malt and Pride of Ringwood hops, this 7.8% ABV lager will be launched on Saturday at the Good Beer Week feast happening at the brewery in Torquay. Jasper also brought along our lager family to share, so they’ll be enjoying a Hells of a lot of beer with some local street food.
Since we all can’t be in Australia, if you’re around Melbourne, Perth, Torquay or Brisbane over the next week, go find Jasper, give him a Hells Yeah! shout-out and tweet us a pic @CamdenBrewery.