When I first encountered ‘Swell Golden Ale‘ on the shelf it had a strangely familiar look and feel to it. The surfer with longboard motif, the black and gold label ….. I though, ‘hang on a minute, is this a Cornish craft beer ….. even the cap looks like a St Piran’s Flag!’
The truth is that this beer was born in South Australia and could well be a Cornish cousin. My third surf-inspired brew in just over a week is another pleasant surprise. It reminded me of the old ‘Newquay Steam’ beer, layered and satisfying, malty with a hint of Cox’s Pippin apples. It sure is swell.
Here’s The Pouges with the celtic anthem, ‘South Australia’