Akasha Freshwater Pale Ale

I first discovered Akasha Brewing on my first brewery tour. Dad and I went along to this little brewery in Five Dock we’d never heard of and decided to try what they had on offer. By this stage, our recollection skills were slightly flawed, but It’s exactly what you expect a brewery that was opened by a couple of guys who went “We can start a brewery!” to look like: furniture assembled from pallets, a bar that isn’t quite straight and the owner running around offering all kinds of beers, a good time was had by all.

But you’re not here to read about furniture and a generous owner, you’re here to read about beer.

The Akasha Freshwater Pale is an excellent example of a simple, nice easy drinking pale ale, featuring the all too famous Cascade hop. The Cascade leaves the nice flavour of various stone fruits as well as some tropical tastes on the front of the palate, as well as leaving a pleasant, well-hopped flavour on the back.

As a pale ale, the malt bill is as always, fairly understated, but it’s definitely there, the light, biscuity flavour that leaves almost as quickly as it arrives means you can easily enjoy the 35IBU that leaves a nice bitter hit that isn’t much at all.

This beer is a perfect BBQ beer, or a perfect beer to start to get someone into craft beer. Rather than a strong, full bodied IPA, the Akasha is a nice, easy drinking beer that will go well with a meal of steak and sausages, but goes down just as well when you’ve got your feet up watching the football.

Definitely give this one a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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