Young Henrys release new hoppy porter “Motorcycle Oil” just in time for Winter

Just in time for Winter, Newtown brewery Young Henrys have unveiled a brand new seasonal porter, Motorcycle Oil, which is available from May 1st in limited quantities, following its official public launch at Dust Hustle – one of the most popular motorcycle festivals in the country. A fitting launch location given the name of the beer, which was inspired by a local who rode a big Indian Motorcycle.

The porter is as dark as they come (as the name may imply), but it sits with a smooth, albeit hoppy finish (though at 37 IBUs with a 5.5% ABV it’s by no means intense). Anyone who likes their darker brews will definitely find themselves enjoying the drink, and given this is a returning release from a small batch produced in 2017, it seems like there were more than a few who raised their voices for it to return as their 2018 Winter release.

Young Henrys’ co-founder Oscar McMahon said of the release, “Last year we brewed a small batch of Motorcycle Oil with one of our Newtown mates to celebrate our loves in common. It was a hoppy porter primarily consumed by us and our mates. This year we’re bringing it back, bigger and blacker in our first ever 500-millilitre can.”

To celebrate the release of the beer, Newtown’s communal motorcycle workshop and cafe Rising Sun Workshop have put together a special black ramen, called Darker than Darkness, which is available all of May for just $25 with a schooner of Motorcycle Oil, for a limited time. It’s a heavy meal, so make sure you arrive with a very empty stomach.

The beer, meanwhile, is available on tap, growlers or 500mL tinnies from May 1st, until it runs out.

For more on the release, head to the official Young Henrys website


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