Every month we select a new beer for the Beer Of The Month Club
“We always try to surprise and delight our members with a wide selection of new and hard to find craft beers.” said Rob from Gift Of The Month Clubs. “So we searched for and found the “off the menu” Rye Ale beer from the Arctic Fox micro brewery for this months Beer Of The Month Club.”
The Arctic Fox micro brewery has been operating for around a decade and could mainly be found promoting their craft beer at local markets and festivals. But this is a hard way to keep a micro brewery going in terms of sales and investment dollars needed to progress in an ever growing craft beer market so the partners decided to sell. However they encountered a few failed sale attempts with various buyers pulling out but was eventually bought by the Blood Brothers Brewery.
Dave Kepper took over as the manager of the Arctic Fox with years of brewing and liquor retailing experience behind him. “I’ve been managing the Arctic Fox since about 2008 but was involved in brewing and liquor sales for years before that”, said Dave.
Arctic Fox is an independent and authentic micro brewery located in the outer Melbourne suburb of Dandenong and are extremely passionate about making full flavored naturally brewed beer without preservatives. “We’re doing some great things at Arctic Fox and having a lot of fun making sure they’re all award winning standard”, said Dave with a smile while talking about their brewing process for the Rye Ale.
“Our Rye Ale uses up to 30% Rye which is pretty high and the grain gives a bitterness and spice we have to be careful with. Plus it’s got a citras nose and front pallet from sitting on Mandarin and Orange rinds which makes it a refreshing easy beer to drink.”
The Rye Ale isn’t on the Arctic Fox product list which makes it even more special for the Beer Of The Month Club members. “We’re like the television show where the guy finds off the menu specialty meals only the locals know about, except we do it with beer,” said Rob.
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