Maltgarden is our new Polish brewery to join our wholesale portfolio, and we are pretty excited about having their beers here in Oz.
They started things in 2019, and were voted Ratebeer’s 4th Best New Brewery in the World that year!
We just received our first shipment and it’s hard to choose which beer to introduce them with – I haven’t even had time to taste them all yet. But I did enjoy this beer over the weekend, so lets kick off with Blended Thoughts.
It’s a double dry-hopped Hazy IPA. For me its not a NEIPA as it has a nice bitterness at the end that actually lingers. But we are getting ahead of ourselves.
The beer pours a cloudy yellow and throws off a nice juicy aroma of pineapple and mango. The soft juicy fruit follows through in the flavour. Definitely pineapple and mango but also grapefruit or really ripe mandarin. Either way it is a very pleasant, smooth and reasonably full flavour, with just enough hop bitterness to hold that fruit sweetness in check.
It finishes with a welcome bitterness that has a slightly grassy, slightly prickly nature. A very nice beer to kick things off, so watch out for more of Maltgarden.