New Blue Swimmer Sour the second unique collaboration from Eagle Bay Brewing and Old Bridge Cellars

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The new Blue Swimmer brew will launch September 9th.
Camera IconThe new Blue Swimmer brew will launch September 9th. Credit: supplied

Busselton brewers have developed a berry good idea combining two unique flavour for an all-new brew.

Old Bridge Cellars and Eagle Bay Brewing have collaborated to create Blue Swimmer Blueberry and Shiraz Sour, a sour beer brewed with 100kg of locally sourced blueberries and 300kg of Shiraz grapes hand-picked from the Eagle Bay Brewer’s property and aged in Zinfandel barrels.

Eagle Bay Brewing Head Brewer Keegan Steinbacher described the new brew as a “seriously fun, fresh and fruity” sour ale.

“Spending six months in Zinfandel barrels creates depth and structure, while the blueberries and shiraz from our vineyard drive big, juicy, red cloud flavours,” he said.

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“Think sour strap lollies, but in adult liquid form.”

This collaboration is the second between the pair, releasing Flounder’s Red Ale, a barrel-aged Belgium red ale, back in 2019.

In keeping with their prior concoction, the Blue Swimmer Sour feature designs by Ian Mutch who worked on the previous label.

His design incorporates motifs from Eagle Bay, North Fremantle and Como, where Old Bridge Cellars’ second store recently opened, to tell a story about the beer.

Sold exclusively Old Bridge Cellar stores and Eagle Bay Brewing, the new drink will officially launch on Friday September 9 with a tasting at both Old Bridge Cellars North Fremantle and Como from 4pm - 7pm.

The in-store tastings will be followed by a tap-takeover ‘after-party’ at Piggy Food Co. in North Fremantle where punters can enjoy keg-fresh pints of the newly brewed sour, along with all the regular Eagle Bay Brewing favourites.

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