A beer for ... watching cricket

Chris Shanahan
Six String Brewing Co's Dark Red IPA: Harmonious drop.
Six String Brewing Co's Dark Red IPA: Harmonious drop.  Photo: Supplied

Six String Brewing Co Dark Red IPA; 375ml can $5.16

Six String's powerful IPA pours dark, almost black, with a distinct red hue, topped by a luxurious white head. The head concentrates the hop oils and bitterness, so it takes a few sips of the smooth, malty liquid below to see the great harmony of this very malty, very hoppy, very bitter beer. It's a triumph of the brewer's art from Erina, NSW. But share and linger over each can lest the 6.6 per cent alcohol belt you to the boundary.