Breaking boundaries in the gluten free craft beer world once more, TWØBAYS Brewing Co have released the Stargaze Hazy Pale (5.0% ABV) – Australia’s first gluten free hazy.
The beer marks an explosive starting point for gluten free beer drinkers to begin their hazy adventures, after years of missing out. And TWØBAYS Stargaze presents a beautiful-looking haze with punchy tropical flavours.
The growing Australian gluten free beer market has never seen a hazy that is safe to drink on fridge shelves before, but TWØBAYS CEO and founder Richard Jeffares said he’s received a lot of requests.
“Since we opened almost three years ago, people have been calling for this beer,” he said. “I was diagnosed as Coeliac in 2015 when hazy beer started becoming popular and like the rest of the Australian gluten free community, I’ve been excited to see what all the fuss is about. We’ve all been ‘stargazing’ for this beer – and we’ve been missing out for too long!
“It’s a cracking Spring and Summer drinker, and we’re pumped to have this Australian first limited-edition Pale Ale in the line-up for the next few months. Our team has brewed bigger hazies in the past for our Taproom (and for GABS), but we wanted to take our fans nationwide on the hazy journey, starting with a 5.0% pale version for now.”
Brewed on a Vienna millet base, the beer is a juicy and fruity pale following the New England style, with pineapple, lychee and mango aromas giving way to tropical, stone fruit and citrus flavours.
TWØBAYS’ head brewer Kristian Martin said: “Stargaze Pale carries all the punchy hop characteristics of all other hazies out there. We used Verdant yeast and brewed with a massive dry hop of Mosaic, Strata and Ekuanot – the beer came up beautifully, with plenty of haze!
“It’s awesome to finally have a gluten free hazy on the market and we think our beer stands tall against all the hazies out there. We’re continuing our craft beer journey, exploring and pushing the limits of gluten free beer.”
Stargaze marks TWØBAYS’ 12th specialty beer release, following a Red IPA, gold medal-winning Stout, a Witbier and a West Coast IPA this year, in addition to the Lager joining the core range and the launch of the GFB brand with an easy-drinking Draught.