A collaboration between Pirate Life Brewing and tea company Dilmah has produced Tea and Biccies Brown Ale.
“We are planning to push the boundaries on what tea and beer can be,’’ said Pirate Life Brewing Founder Michael Cameron.
“Tea and Biccies are one of Australia’s most cherished simple pleasures and COVID has reminded us to appreciate these simple pleasures more than ever. This beer is a way to change up this ritual and provides a unique opportunity for more Australians to enjoy the taste.”
Tea and Biccies Brown Ale is made from hand-crafted malted barley, New Zealand hops and is infused with the global tea brand’s signature Single Origin Pure Ceylon Black Tea.
Cameron said drinkers can expect the new brew to have rich malty aromas, with lifted notes of stone fruit and spice. On the palate, fine tannins, freshly baked biscuit, and a host of herbal undertones. It is 5.6% ABV.
Dilmah Chief Executive Dilhan C. Fernando said he knew from the first taste of the Pirate Life beer “that this was no ordinary beer”.
“My father, Merrill J. Fernando – Mr Dilmah – was the original disrupter offering tea picked, perfected and packed right where it is grown with the love that only a tea grower can have for his produce,” he said.
“When he brought Dilmah Tea to Australia, he was the first tea grower in the world to offer his tea direct to consumers. It was only a matter of time, in the land where good tea and good beer are held in high esteem, before Dilmah tea would partner with a very passionate and disruptive team at Pirate Life.”
The first small batch of Tea & Biccies Brown Ale will be available from select bottle shops in Australia from September 25.