Tom Bignell began brewing craft beer out of his father’s distillery at their family property ‘Belgrove’ in Kempton. It didn’t take long before T-Bone Brewing Co. was conceived, and it now sits prominently on North Hobart’s main strip.
Everything on tap is handcrafted in-house. The waste from T-Bone’s brewing operations is minimal. Spent grains go full-circle back to feeding stock at Belgrove, where grains are grown and malted for further beer and whisky production. The brewhouse is fired using steam generated from a waste oil burner, using cooking oil collected from nearby sources. It’s a great example of T-Bone’s aim to reduce and reuse.
T-Bone Brewing Co. aims to provide drinkers with more than just a traditional brew. One that stays true and embraces the principles of brewing real beer. There are no corners cut at T-Bone. Come in, have a beer, watch the brewing process and take a tour of their brewery.
PALE ALE - 5% ABV
Light in colour and incredibly refreshing. A balanced mix of malts and hops that produce a clean, crisp, crowd-favourite. Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops. Light Citra dry hop.
GOLDEN ALE - 5.2% ABV
An interesting mix of malts, with late and dry Amarillo and Cascade hop additions resulting in a full-flavoured yet well-rounded beer. Hints of honey coming through from the crystal malt. A lovely spicy and floral aroma with a crisp, balanced finish.
CHOC-MILK STOUT - 4.7% ABV
Is a sweet milk stout brewed with milk sugar. Amazing dark chocolate aromas with a rich, smooth mouthfeel and delicious aftertaste. Finished off with vanilla and cacao nibs during secondary fermentation. Fuggles hops.
FRUIT BOWL IPA - 6.5% ABV
A tweak on the IPA hop schedule has landed a fruit bomb ready for the changing season. Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe and Amarillo hops, with some super-late Cascade via the hopback really standing out. The late and dry hop additions, along with a malty sweetness, result in a smooth and juicy IPA.
EVER CHANGING SEASONAL BREWS
WATERMELON WHEAT - 4.4% ABV
A clean wheat beer base with a truckload of freshly pressed watermelon juice added post fermentation. A light coloured, refreshing beer with complementary hits of watermelon aroma and flavour. 4.4% ABV. (currently our of stock until December 2018)
NECTARINE SAISON - 5.5% ABV
A pale, highly carbonated, Belgian ale with a dry finish. Fruity, spicy and incredibly refreshing. Yellow nectarines juiced and added post ferment for a sweet and tangy twist without overpowering those classical Saison flavours and aromas.
RYE-BARRELED STOUT - 8.2%
A Belgrove Distillery collaboration brew ‘Big Old Stout’ added to some ex Belgrove Distillery rye whisky barrels to pick up some of those distinctive aromas and amazing spicy, smooth, flavours.
HERITAGE RED IPA - 6%
A rich and flavourful backbone provided by Coopers Maltings’ newly released Schooner heritage barley. This hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong red IPA bumps things up notch or two on the flavour-scale. Coupled with some aroma punch from Centennial, Citra and Simcoe hops, while retaining a dryish finish and lean body, makes for one very drinkable IPA.
BREKKIE JUICE HAZY IPA - 6%
PUCK'N PEACHES FRESH HOP SOUR - 4.2%
A kettle-soured Berliner Weiss featuring freshly harvested Galaxy hops. Sour and refreshing with low hop bitterness. Peaches cut up, pressed, and the juice then added post-fermentation for some complimentary aroma and flavour.