Brew Review: Southern Hemisphere Harvest

Awkward Fella

I really like the idea of a seasonal beer. Rather than try to keep the taste of the brew consistent from batch to batch, the brewers can continually improve and evolve the recipe, using subtle differences in flavour and aroma to reflect the changing seasons.

Sierra Nevada’s Southern Hemisphere Harvest, much like its brother beer in the Northern Hemisphere Harvest, continues to lead the way in seasonal brewing releases, and with 2014’s edition of the Southern beginning to filter through to bottle shops on this side of the world, a lucky shopper like me can stumble across discounted caches of the 2013 vintage as it makes its way out. Suffice to say, at less than half the normal price down at the local bottle shop, my bar fridge is currently full of them.

The Southern Hemisphere Harvest is a ‘fresh hop’ ale, using barely-dried hops shipped straight to California from the fields of…

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