SAMPLE Brew has partnered with Singapore-based Mixologist Luke Whearty to launch \u2018Modifiers,\u2019 a range of specialised drinks exclusive to this year\u2019s GABS festival.\r\n\r\nThe Modifiers combine with SAMPLE\u2019s Pale Ale, Lager and \u00be IPA to create entirely new drinks underpinned by the principles of cocktail-making. The three Modifiers in question are called Saltbush Lagerita, Mead Shandy and Koji Caramel Boilermarker. Adding just 10ml will transform the flavour profile without the overheads traditionally associated with limited-run beer.\r\n\r\nVedad Huric, the founder of SAMPLE Brew, said it was a natural progression to push the boundaries of the Australian beer industry. \u201cSAMPLE Brew has always sought to push the boundaries of what\u2019s possible when it comes to beer, and Modifiers is the logical next step after the popularity of our previous limited edition runs.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFor Luke Whearty, Mixologist at the acclaimed Singaporean bar Operation Dagger, the partnership with SAMPLE Brew was an opportunity to apply his expertise to a new challenge. \u201cOften I think beer is seen as something that is only meant to be consumed as it is, and it\u2019s not meant to be adapted in any way beyond its original form. These modifiers that we\u2019ve developed show that beer is very versatile and altering its original state can be quite rewarding.\u201d\r\n\r\nSAMPLE Brew Modifiers will be available exclusively at the GABS Festival in Melbourne on 18th to 20th May and Sydney on Saturday, 2nd June. Below are the full details for each Modifier. Here you will find the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers from last year's GABS.\r\n\r\nModifier_01\r\nSaltbush Lagerita created with SAMPLE Lager\r\n20% ABV\r\n\r\nModifier _01 cold infuses the saltbush, juniper and lemon leaf under a vacuum seal for 24 hours. The result increases the crisp profile of the Lager with added citrus tones and salinity.\r\n\r\nModifier_02\r\nMead Shandy created with SAMPLE Pale Ale\r\n6% ABV\r\n\r\nModifier _02 converts the natural enzymes of raw honey into lactic acid to create a fig leaf mead. This extends the light honey sweetness of the Pale Ale and intensifies the taste to an experimental shandy.\r\n\r\nModifier_03\r\nKoji Caramel Boilermarker created with SAMPLE \u00be IPA\r\n25% ABV\r\n\r\nModifier _03 utilises a combination of koji, malt and mandarin vinegar infused with scotch whiskey to create a boilermaker adding sweetness, body and fruit acidity to the \u00be IPA.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.