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Thursday
May212015

LITTLE CREATURES FURPHY REFRESHING ALE

Little Creatures Furphy Refreshing Ale. Little Creatures expanded their operations in late 2013 by opening a second brewing in Geelong, Victoria.

They decided to create a brew especially for the people of Geelong and they did just that, launching ‘Furphy Refreshing Ale’ at the Geelong brewery in July 2014. They went a little further and announced it would be initially available exclusively on-tap in Geelong.

The name of the beer comes from the stainless steel tanks and fermenters at the brewery supplied by Furphy Engineering. The Furphy family of Shepparton, Victoria have produced water tanks for over century. During WWI, J. Furphy & Sons delivered water tanks on horse and cart to the Australian army. Solders would often meet at the tanks and exchange banter. This of course led to embellished or improbable stories being told which would later be referred to as a ‘furphy’.

The beer is roughly based on the Kölsch style using 100% Victorian ingredients. It’s a highly sessionable 4.4% ABV.

Golden orange, opaque with a fine white head. Mild malt aroma. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Soft sweet malt flavour, clean mouthfeel with a rounded bitterness. It's refreshing and easy to drink but a little boring in the flavour department.

Ironically, I tried this on tap at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Lorne, Victoria., a good 65km from Geelong.

 

6/10

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