Experts believe that beer was first made by the cavemen thousands of years ago. Many civilizations used it as a source of food while others as a replacement of water which was often contaminated. Over the millennia the form of beer has changed a lot. It is now a fluid beverage rather than a thick and chunky meal. Many breweries around the world produce a beer which has no visible particles of yeast, called the Bright Beer. Every brewery tries to keep their recipe a secret. However, let us see how Monkey Tree, a Brisbane Brewhouse brews its iconic Bright beers.
The Process of Making Bright Beers
This Brisbane Brewhouse has divided the process of producing Bright Beers into three parts. First, organic and locally grown ingredients are procured to make beer 50L at a time. Monkey Tree believes in quality over quantity which is evident in the rich quality of their beers. There are no preservatives are chemicals added into the beer, and it is made without pasteurizing. This also helps to keep the taste of the beer original and undiluted.
At the end of the first stage, the wort is created. This wort is then allowed to cool in a stable environment for the next 10 days, where it is fermented at the temperature of 18 degrees. It is in this stage that yeast is added into the mixture.
Finally, after the 10 days, the alcohol has formed and, the beer is taken out from the fermentation room and cold filtered at 0.5 degree Celsius. Along with that it also has to pass through three parts of a filtration process to ensure that the yeast particles are removed from the beer. This filtration gives it a clear look which is why it is known as Bright Beer.
Bright Beers which Brighten Up Your Mood
Let us look at some beers that you can enjoy while you are at the Brisbane Brewhouse.
- No: 4 Cold Night Lager: This is a bright Lager beer with 4.3% alcohol content. Members would have to be $65 for one of these while non-members will have to pay $70. You can also get it in 50L at $210. You will be able to taste Bud Lite, dry and light bitterness as well as XXXX summer in it.
- No: 14 Thirsty Friday Lager: This Lager Bright beer contains 5.1% alcohol content in it. It follows the same pricing policy for members and non-members as the No: 4 Cod NNight Lager. You can taste the hints of Cascade Premium, Konkanee, and clean lager in it.
- No: 35 Easy Gold: This is a Pale Ale bright beer with 4.5% alcohol content in it. It is priced at $70 for members, $75 for non-members, and for 50L it is $220. Moreover, it has a hint of Sapporo Black, dark roasted flavors as well as Tooheys old flavor.
- No: 102 Angry Monkey: This Lager bright beer is marginally expensive than the two mentioned above. It costs $75 for members, $80 non-members and $230 for 50L. This has a bitter body and crisp dry taste you also get a hint of Saaz hops. It has 4.9 % alcohol content in it.
- No: 131 Tsunami Island IPA: Another Pale Ale Bright beer, this has 6.3% alcohol content and is priced at $80 for members, $85 for non-members and $250 for 50L. It has the tasting notes of beer snobs and IPA.
In addition to visiting the Brisbane brewhouse during the week (except Monday), you can also go to the bar on the weekends to enjoy amazing drinks, ambiance, people, and wonderful music.