Last Rites Brewing Company is a Hobart based craft brewery focusing on New-World hop-driven ales. It started life as a group of avid home brewers who thought Tassie scene could do with some big, bold American-style ales.
They started small, contract-brewing several batches their first beer, the Horn of Diligence Pale Ale, at Morrison Brewery in Launceston. More beers followed, and buoyed by fantastic feedback at festivals and bars, they purchased equipment and started their own brewery.
The brewery’s back-catalogue of recipes, as well as the previously contract-brewed beers, meant it didn’t take long to fill Last Rites’ 6-tap cellar door system in Cambridge, Hobart. Last Rites now has a core range of three beers: the "Horn of Diligence" Pale Ale, the "She's no Bette Midler" Red Ale and "Dead Man's Revenge" Black IPA. Seasonal and limited release beers will also rotate through as the brewers continue to experiment and innovate.
"Horn of Diligence" Pale Ale
To hear the Horn of Diligence is to know the way, the way of the malt and the way of the hops. Munich and Vienna malt dance together in a tango of death with Amarillo and Centennial hops, while in the background, Simcoe sits quietly, pulling all the strings. Deep and dark with a citrusy-pine character, this is what it is to hear the Horn of Diligence...
"Dead Man's Revenge" Black IPA
Like the blackened face of an 18th century American chimney sweep, our Dead Man's Revenge Black IPA exhibits a deep hop driven character that only bucket loads of classic American hops can impart, subtle complexity from the last minute addition of roasted barley and most importantly, a daring willingness to enter dark, confined spaces in search of that never ending quest for flavour...serve slightly above fridge temperature.
"She's no Bette Midler" Red Ale
We'd never directly compare any product of ours to the Devine Miss M, but we feel our big red caramel-malt driven new-world ale comes about as close as any beer could, or ever should to being the liquid embodiment of Bette. Early addition of red malts combined with a small amount of dark malt gives a rich, malty backbone to contrast the strong addition of columbus hops early in the boil. Late hopping with local Ella hops adds a floral contrast to this big bodied red ale.