In time for the unofficial Star Wars holiday on May 4th, Victoria’s Holgate Brewhouse have released their 2020 version of an old favourite.
The 2020 Millennium Falcon “Emperial” IPA comes in a 500ml can for the first time and has been tweaked compared to its predecessors.
This year the brewers decided to shave a little off the ABV (now 9%) plus introduced a new blend of hops (Mosaic, Azacca, Cashmere and Calypso).
Senior brewer Matt Ives said: “The beer was first brewed back in 2013. There were a few nerds around at the time, including Paul Holgate himself – a big fan of the franchise.
“It’s a once a year release for May the 4th and over the years there have been different iterations but true to style it’s been a big, very dry, very lean West Coast IPA.”
Holgate have also released their Apple Berry Beer which is freshly crushed using Harcourt Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples from a farm up the road, plus a touch of raspberry.