In a throw-back to mind-bending psychedelia, we’re excited to bring back our Sticky Nectar hazy mango IPA as the second limited release of our Counter Culture range – ‘beers that go against the grain’.
The first time we’re launching Sticky Nectar beer nationally and in cans, Sticky Nectar will start flowing through venues and bottle shops around the country on Monday 13 May.
Creamy, dreamy – Sticky Nectar transports you to a languid summer day just as the weather starts to cool.
Pouring a delicious golden hue, the beer’s bright hazy body pours with a light head matched by medium-high carbonation. Immediately, heady tropical fruit aromas come bursting through with Galaxy, Citra and Amarillo hops, followed by the sweetness vanilla and truckloads of mango puree that oozes through the beer. Pale, wheat and caramunich malts balance the firm bitterness that cuts through every sip, while lactose mellows things out with a smooth and delivery mouthfeel.
With psychedelic hints from the ‘70s, the Sticky Nectar hazy IPA extends from a Pilot Batch beer Stone & Wood released on the east coast in June 2018 named Mango Smoothie – a brainchild of our brewer Zeke Hower and head brewer Caolan Vaughan. After ongoing positive feedback from you guys, we knew we were onto something groovy, and so we’re stoked to bring this one back.
The national launch
Where better to share the sunshine than Melbourne?
On Wednesday 15 May, our official national launchis taking over the Great Northern Hotel from 5.00pm as part of this year’s Good Beer Weekcelebrations. Here, our head brewer Caolan will reveal this creamy-fruity brew with a Q&A discussion about Counter Culture and all things good beer.
The party will feature:
- DJ Edd Fisher (Wax'o Paradiso) spinning vinyls
- Haze Craze Masterclass with head brewer, Caolan Vaughan, from 3.00pm to 4.00pm
- Stone & Wood Tap Takeover featuring a line-up of brand new limited Pilot Batch beers
- Retro video game competition with prizes for the top contestants
and the chance to win a trip to Byron Bay to attend this year's Mullum Music Festival!
Like all the limited-release beers in the Counter Culture range, Sticky Nectar will be sold in packs of two 500ml cans online, as well in bottle shops and on tap at our brewery in Byron Bay – but is super limited volumes. Keep an eye on our blog and socials on Monday 13 May when the stockist listing goes live.
And remember, after eight weeks, Sticky Nectar will make way for a different Counter Culture beer and disappear.
For news and updates about the Counter Culture range, and to purchase a Sticky Nectar pack, visit www.stoneandwood.com.au/counter-culture.