When Little Creatures released Dog Days as part of their seasonal release series last year they were almost immediately flooded with praise. We sure loved it and the refreshing weather-appropriate taste offered by the use of U.S sourced cascade, summit, and mosaic hops with pilsner malt, carahell, malted wheat, caraRye, and rolled oats. It was a limited release though so when winter came around we knew we had to wave goodbye to these bottles; not anymore.
Demand has pushed Little Creatures to not only bring back Dog Days, and not only offer it year-round, but for the first time in the famous brewery’s 16 year history, put it in a can for convenience sake. Cans also do a good job of blocking out the sun and sealing in the flavour – and this is a very flavoursome beer – so there’s a win there as well.
“The bright, peachy, juicy fruit-hop flavours marry nicely with the wheat malt”, says Little Creatures Freemantle’s Head Brewer Russell Gosling. “In terms of bitterness, it’s firm, but not so intense that it overwhelms the light wheat character. That means you can expect bags of refreshment and a good whack of flavour”.
From our On the Shelf piece on Dog Days earlier this year, we had this to say:
You’ll likely get some rich, juicy, and sweet fresh fruits as the most noticeable element of Dog Days, finish off with a bitter back end. Dried oats, citrus, and fresh peach are in abundance here, the body vibrant but soft enough on the mouthfeel that you could easily finish one off in no time.
Dog Days Summer Beer will be joining the regular Little Creatures line-up so fans will be able to find it every day of the year as opposed to only when the sun’s out. It’s now available at all good craft beer outlets across Australia canned at 4.4% alc/vol, sold in six packs of 355ml cans of a case of 24.
For more information head to Little Creatures’ official website HERE.