A new beer will flow through Brisbane this week — but if you'd like to give it a try, you'll need to head along to BIGSOUND.
For the first time ever, the four-day music showcase will boast its very own brew, thanks to a partnership between the event and Mountain Goat Brewery. And, the tipple has been created with the assistance of BIGSOUND programmer Maggie Collins.
Called BOB: Beer of BIGSOUND Hazy Pale Ale, it combines pilsner and wheat malts with Mandarina Bavaria and Calypso hops, resulting in a brew that's light golden in colour and tropical in flavour. Expect to smell and taste notes of citrus and pineapple in the mildly bitter full-strength brew — befitting BIGSOUND's annual location.
It's a pairing that suits the event, with seeing a gig — let along seeing this year's lineup of more than 150 bands — always going hand-in-hand with a cold beverage. "I've always considered music to be the fifth ingredient when making great beer," said Mountain Goat brewer Shane 'Naz' Edwards. "First job in the morning is to select the day's soundtrack, then the brewing can begin — so it's great that we've been able to create a beer for BIGSOUND."
The beer will be available across BIGSOUND's 2018 run between September 4 and 7, with the festival taking over a heap of venues across Fortitude Valley.