Touted as the ultimate drink for those in the Sunshine State, Bundaberg is launching a unique creation bound to pull in both craft beer and rum lovers in a glorious combination of Eumundi Brewery’s West Coast IPA and Bundaberg Rum Distilling. Get amongst the Eu-Bundy IPA when it launches 14 November at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi.
Sure you can put back a cheap-ass schoey when you need to quench your thirst, or you could pick up what is unquestionably a very Queensland beer – the new Eu-Bundy IPA. Crafted by Head Brewer at Eumundi Brewery Chris Sheehan, this tasty creation is a limited release special batch brew that Eumundi Brewery and Bundaberg Rum Distillery with several twists for a delicious West Coast IPA.
“It’s a classic IPA with an assertive yet balanced bitterness and light malt body, and a hearty helping of Bundaberg Small Batch Spiced Rum,” said Chris. “The rum, with its sweet dried spice nose of cinnamon and clove pair perfectly with the citrus nose from a heavy load of Citra hops, all finished off with a gentle addition of local ginger from both Bundaberg and Eumundi.”
For those that love beer and a rumbo, you now have the ultimate combination. So how can you sample this latest brew? Launching at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi, the EU-Bundy IPA arrives Saturday 14 November 2020, with 409 guest spots up for grabs. Running from Monday 2 November to Sunday 8 November 2020, visit the Eumundi Brewery Facebook page to enter.
The new beer will be poured off tap from mid-November at several hotels and bars throughout Queensland. For those who don’t want to leave the house, a limited number of cans of Eu-Bundy IPA will also be available for sale from the Bundaberg Rum Distillery and through The Imperial Hotel Eumundi from Sunday 15 November, so maybe ask a mate to pick up for you.
“While beer and rum are from very different drink spheres,” Chris wanted to create “some magic” in the one glass. Feeling “confident it would work,” Chris is happy to confirm: “the union of flavours is indeed a winner.”
“Finally, we can deliver a rum-influenced IPA to the beer lovers of Queensland! And we’re proud to have teamed up with a crew that has such a strong local footprint to do it. The opportunity to create Eu-Bundy IPA was a fun and interesting way to stretch our creative legs using our globally awarded Small Batch Spiced Rum, as well as bring our iconic rum to more Queenslanders. Now there’s no need to choose between the two!”