Meet Nat and Callum - the Oddballs Behind all this KAIJU! Beer Malarky!
Aussies have a growing love of craft brews, a trend which did not go past brothers Nat and Callum Reeves.
Establishing themselves as the original hop-masters in 2013, their first beer (Aftermath Double IPA) single-handedly caused a statewide shortage of Simcoe hops. Fast forward, and it’s evident that their hop-driven styles and unique branding have not only seen them grow the brewery but also stay 100% family-owned.
“We’ve been into making (and drinking) beer for a long time,” says Callum.
“We’re kind of nerdy scientists about it actually. In late 2013 we decided to start making beer for a living and released a Double IPA that was a little bit hoppy and got some attention.”
The ever-humble brothers both agree, however, that they’re only as successful as the support they receive and are grateful to the beer-lovers who have embraced them.
“Kaiju means “strange creature” in Japanese. Think Godzilla, Mothra, and all the baddies from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” says Nat.
“Our own tribe of Kaiju includes the Diatamatic Hopzilla, Cthulhu, Behemoth, Betelgeuse and the lovely lady Hopped Out Red.”
Brew of the Month
Kaiju Krush! Tropical Pale Ale
After generations of KAIJU! interacting with the local flora, a new species arose. The FRUJUS found the balmy weather and laid-back pace in tropical climes to their liking, settling many remote islands, but always on guard for those who would seek to exploit their mouthwatering juiciness and impeccable balance. A super-clean malt profile allows the shipload of juicy tropical fruit flavours to arrive on the desert island of your palate unhindered. And it comes in a can, so after you Krush it, you can Krush it.
ABV 4.7% | IBU 25 | MALTS Pale, Carahell, Carpils, Light Crystal HOPS Mosaic (US), Cascade (AUS), Simcoe (US), Cryo Citra (US)
JOIN THE KAIJU KOIN HUNT!
It’s been a tough year, and we could all use a bit of fun (and some beer). And at KAIJU! Beer, they’re all about the fun stuff, so one afternoon whilst breaking blocks, collecting coins, and saving the princess, they thought ‘why not bring a bit of coin hunting fun into the bottleshop?’ So they set about launching the KAIJU! KOIN HUNT!
They've commissioned the minting of genuine alloy KAIJU! Koins, then they’ve gone and hidden them inside random 6-packs of KAIJU Krush! and started shipping them all over the country. Beer lovers that find a gold KAIJU! Koin can WIN A YEAR OF BEER! That’s one case of KAIJU Krush Tropical Pale Ale delivered to your door every month for a year!
There are 7 Gold Koins to be found, and a bonus 13 Silver Koins that will get you 2 cases of KAIJU! Krush Tropical Pale Ale. That’s 20 Koins to be found!
Happy hunting in the Hunter at The Happy Wombat, Warners at the Bay, Tighes Hill Cellars, The Bottle-O Lambton, Cellarbrations at Adamstown and The Prince of Wales in Merewether. Follow the promotion on socials at @kaijubeer to stay up to date with the hunt.