The Hunt for the Red Velvet is a limited edition release specially brewed for GABS. It’s Black Forest cake in a bottle. And at 9.6% it has the unmistakable kick of a Pony.
Prancing Pony Brewery has released a limited edition brew just in time for GABS. Called The Hunt for the Red Velvet, it’s a Black IPA and an improbable marriage of India Red Ale and Russian Imperial Stout.
“Almost a year ago, I envisaged a Black Forest cake soaked generously in cherry liquor,” says Frank, head Brewer and co-founder of Prancing Pony Brewery.
“It finished up at 9.6% ABV and a nice reddish dark brown colour.
“It has a super-rich fruity aroma, including elements of some citrus, candy, oranges, mango, Pinot Gris, raspberry, cherry, rockmelon, ripe pear, sweet bread crust and some sweet woody tones. A big malt body carries the rich fruity hop flavours and the roasted malt, just enough, to give flavours reminiscent of milk chocolate rather that dark chocolate.
“The flavour experience of this beer is somewhat reminiscent of a ‘Rum Pot’ (a European thing of soaking garden fruits in rum and sugar during the year and served up over Christmas pudding).
“Every time we try it, we discover more in it.“
Prancing Pony Brewery CEO, Corinna Steeb, explains the background behind the label.
“The Imperial Russian Stout is well represented with the emerging submarine that lands in the thick of a fruit-laden sea of Black Forest cake,” says Corinna.
“It tastes like Black Forest cake, it is smooth like velvet and it has a lingering depth to it, just like a submarine!
“We are keeping it real and have created amazing flavours with nothing more than malt, hops, yeast and water.”
After GABS, The Hunt for the Red Velvet will be released as a once off edition of about 3,000 numbered bottles (500ml) nationally, including a few kegs for selected venues.
This beer is best shared with friends after dinner on its own or served with a chocolate based desert.
Located at 42 Mt Barker Road Totness, just near South Australian tourist town, Hahndorf, the brewery is licensed for up to 120 people and can host up to 300 for functions.
All processes of the beer brewing, from start to finish, are carried out at the Totness facility in full view of visitors coming to the Brewshed.
The Brew-shed is open for sales and tastings 7 days a week 10am to 6pm and can be found at 42 Mt Barker Road, Totness.
Happy Hours on Fridays from 5pm to 7pm.
For further information:
CEO, Corinna Steeb on 0439 889 513 or 08-8398 3881