Bassendean brewery nails it with Clout Stout


Plenty of clout: Nail Brewing owner John Stallwood with his award-winning beer.
Picture: Matt Jelonek           d457010
Plenty of clout: Nail Brewing owner John Stallwood with his award-winning beer. Picture: Matt Jelonek         d457010

A RENOWNED brewery in Bassendean has snagged another award for their 2016 Clout Stout beer at the Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards.

Nail Brewing’s Clout Stout is a speciality beer brewed every year since 2010.

The 2016 version is a black beer with a rich malt flavour and aroma, balanced by hop character and fruity esters.

Owner John Stallwood said it felt great to win another award because of the competitive industry.

“It is not really financial success but it gives you motivation that you are brewing good beer and you just need to brew more of it,” he said.

“Clout Stout 2016 is a Russian imperial stout so it is different to most beers; for example, it is 11 per cent alcohol which is very high.

“This beer can age for a few years, its flavour changes over the years where a normal craft beer is best to drink fresh.”

Mr Stallwood said 700 bottles would be officially released mid-August.

“This week it is sold on taps at the Bassendean Hotel, Clancy’s Canning Bridge and Clancy’s Fremantle,” he said.

“It is an expensive beer so we put a lot of extra time into it, they are all hand bottled and hand labelled.”

He said Nail Brewing was preparing for next week’s CBA Awards in Brisbane and the Perth Royal Beer Show.