Refreshing XPA takes out Exmouth home brew comp
A beer suited for year-round drinking in Exmouth won over the judges at Froth Craft Brewery last month, leading to a Margaret River-based duo being crowned champions of the second annual home-brew competition.
Nick Logan and Chris Webb’s XPA, which is between an IPA and a pale ale, ticked all the boxes of the international judging criteria used by Froth’s five officials and beat 23 other entries from around WA.
Froth head brewer Tyler Little said the brew was a light, malt-based beer.“It was was a nice, light, refreshing beer which was nice and fruity, not too bitter and very well balanced,” he said.
The pair will now have their beer brewed on site at Froth Craft to go on sale to the public.
Mr Little said the competition was a great chance to give home brewers in the State the opportunity to brew their own recipes on a commercial scale.
“There’s some great beers out there which people are brewing at home and this helps to enable them to take a step from their small home kits to the big kits,” he said. “Last year we had 14 entries and this year we had 24, so it’s definitely growing.”
The competition had a total of five categories, with winners in each, plus the overall prize.
It will return in 2020.
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