October 2014 Brewery of the Month – Van Dieman Brewing
Each month The Welcome showcases a brewery of the month with 3 of our 12 dedicated craft beer taps showcasing the breweries’ top drops.
Nestled amongst century-old English oak trees on a family property just outside of historic Evandale in Tasmania is Van Dieman Brewing.
Headed up by Will Tatchell, the brewery produces a range of hand-crafted beers with a unique character and body. Dedicated to delivering fresh, progressive and unique beers they also brew with an environmental conscience recycling used water on the property and feeding used grains to their cattle.
The Welcome hotel is proud to have Van Dieman Brewing starring as their Brewery of the month for October 2014.
Van Dieman – Jacob’s Ladder (Amber Ale) 4.2%
A beer with plenty of dark caramel, chocolate – even roasty – charcters that takes its lead from English style amber ales, albeit with a higher carbonation. There’s a hint of floral English hops, but little bitterness, in an ale that’s all about the malt.
Van Dieman – White Hills (White Ale) 5%
A beer that’s been tweaked and tweaked and tweaked by Will since its first launch, this is a Belgian witbier style complete with the addition of orange peel and coriander seed in the brewing process. Slightly cloudy, it’s designed to be a refreshing quaffer, with light citrus and spicy aromas and a slightly sweet, fruity flavour and only the gentlest of bitterness.
Van Dieman – Ragged Jack (English Pale Ale) 4.2%
Ragged Jack is a mountain close to Evandale, the beer that takes its name a traditional English style pale ale. In keeping with the style, it’s a copper-coloured affair with a floral, slightly honeyed aroma and a blend of honey and biscuit malt flavours backed up by an earthy, slightly spicy bitterness.