In 1994 Clinton Walker wrote 'Highway to Hell, The Life and Death of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott'. The rock biography has since been translated into five foreign languages, and has remained continuously in print for all its 21 years. To celebrate the launch of the latest edition, featuring spectacular new cover art by our mate Glenno Smith, we brewed up something special…
Say hello to our new IPA. It's Big Balls by name, big and ballsy by nature.
This full-flavoured copper ale is brewed from a blend of Crystal and Munich malts, with a touch of acidulated malt for a slight citric note. Then come the hops - Amarillo for that distinctive piney, resinous character while Simcoe, US Cascade and Galaxy hops take you to tropical flavour country. The result has a resiny mouthfeel and good balanced bitterness without assaulting the palate. Doesn't stop our brewer from describing this beer as, "Like being slapped in the face with a big hairy testicle".
Though it clocks in at a weighty 5.7% it was originally intended to be 6.5% ABV. Guess that's how rumours get started about Bon Scott only having one ball?