Carrot beer on offer after Queensland craft brewer teams up with farmer

Beer and carrots do not usually go hand-in-hand, but an unusual bright orange brew has been successfully blended from produce out of the Scenic Rim, south of Brisbane.

A chance encounter between craft brewer Wade Curtis and a big-thinking carrot farmer Richard Gorman at Kalbar sparked the beginning of the unusual partnership.

Mr Gorman said the brew looked very orange and still tasted like beer.

“They were the only two parameters that we set,” Mr Gorman said.

I saw the carrots and I thought ‘it’s a vegetable, it’s got sugar, it can be converted to alcohol, wouldn’t it be great to pair with beer?’

Craft brewer Wade Curtis

Mr Curtis said the pair had called the beer “the Wabbit Saison”.

Carrot beer on offer after Queensland craft brewer teams up with farmer
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-15/carrots-used-for-craft-beer-in-scenic-rim/6535754

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