A small batch German Hefeweizen named after of one of Brisbane Waters’ earliest shipbuilders - Robert Henderson!
Firs released for Oktoberfest 2017, this is a German wheat beer and as this style demands, we’ve used a 50/50 split of Pilsner and Wheat malt with a small addition of noble German hops. Pale straw in colour and with a large stark white head, the aromas and flavours are strongly driven by the yeast strain and brings to mind banana and cloves (some even suggest a flavour note of bubblegum). The hops are very restrained with the yeast character shining through. Just like the aromas and flavours in our Hef, the colourful story of Henderson’s life is rich and complex. As well as his shipbuilding forays around the 1830’s, Henderson was also the first district constable of Brisbane Water, a grazier, mariner, shipowner, local council member and licencee of a Sydney pub. Being implicated in a rum smuggling operation in Broken Bay in 1842 only built on the legend of this local buccaneering character. Henderson died in 1869 and was laid to rest in a private family cemetery on his property - now known as the Veteran Hall Cemetery at Saratoga. This cemetery is listed with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and well worth a visit if you’re interested in the early pioneering history of the region!
SPECIALTY BREW: Limited stock only!
5.2% ABV / 3.0 SRM / 10 IBU
ON TAP / 375ml CANS / REFILLS
The texture and low bitterness makes this ale go with most foods, stick to the theme and pair with a German-style roasted pork dish followed up with Apple Strudel.