Pirate Life Brewing Co. is going to be launching in the UK!
It is always great to hear of breweries set to be bringing something new to the English beer market and what more than a Australian craft brewery to do just this. We don’t hear much of Australian brewing other than Little Creatures etc. nor have we seen anything exciting to come out of Australia pre-craft beer movement but since then, we’ve seen a lot of shift across the world with exciting breweries providing their country and city with something fresher and quality driven.
But the award winning Australian brewery Pirate Life launched its hop-driven core range of beers in the UK on Friday the 9th of December. The guys behind the brewery and the beers will be celebrating with a series of meet the brewer events and tap takeovers around the UK, which started at Mason & Company in Hackney Wick, East London on Friday 9th December 2016.
Pirate Life Brewing was founded in Adelaide, South Australia in 2014 by brewers Jared Proudfoot and Jack Cameron, along with Jack’s father Michael who serves as company CEO. Pirate Life’s modern, hop forward beers soon won acclaim, with the brewery winning the “best new brewery in Australia” prize from the prestigious Ratebeer rating website in 2014.
Writing on their blog the Pirate Life Crew said: “We never thought that less than two years after throwing open our doors and unleashing our beers upon Australians we would be taking our beer overseas”.
“Earlier this year our beers sailed across the Tasman and launched in neighbouring New Zealand, with Kiwi’s embracing our Aussie brews. Then a couple of weeks back we landed in Hong Kong and discovered that the thirst for hoppy ales in Asia was as strong as anywhere in the world.”
“So it made sense that the next step would be the country which links both New Zealand and Hong Kong with our own… Great Britain.”
This launch for Pirate Life Brewing also marks the launch of import and distribution wing Pirate Life Europe. To celebrate Jack and Michael have flown into the UK for a pub crawl across some of the UK’s most exciting beer venues. Both guys will be available at the following venues if you’d like to talk in depth about their beer.
The beers that will be launching in the UK are as follows:
Pale Ale 5.4% ABV – This is Pirate Life’s Aussie riff on the West Coast US classic. Mosaic and Cascade hops combine flavours of citrus and tropical fruits with biscuity sweet malts for perfect balance. Pair with everything.
Throwback IPA 3.5% ABV – This low alcohol session IPA fuses Crystal and Simcoe hops from the United States with Cascade from New Zealand. Throwback IPA provides a tasty hit of fresh citrus and gooseberry at a strength that means you can easily throw back a few cans.
IPA 6.8% ABV – Brewed to bridge the gap between Pale Ale and IIPA, Pirate Life’s IPA fuses Centennial, Riwaka and Riwaka hops to impart flavours of tropical fruit and lemon zest.
IIPA 8.8% ABV – IIPA brings 500 millilitres of pure hop opulence thanks to huge additions of Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. This powerfully aromatic beer is a hop head’s dream come true.