Young Henrys promised their mates, garage punk band Dune Rats that if their new album ‘The Kids Will Know it’s Bullshit” went to number one on the ARIA charts, they’d let them make a beer. Not surprisingly, it did, and thus the Dunies Lager was born.
Available for purchase in six packs of 330ml tinnies (RRP $24.99) with labels designed by the artist behind Dune Rats’ latest album cover Lee McConnell, Dunies Lager is a slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavor, courtesy of some late addition hop hash. Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Azacca hops give a feisty first impression, but mellow into an easy-going friend that drinks for days, much like the Dune Rats themselves.
Young Henrys founder Oscar McMahon says: “It’s awesome when friends of friends come into the fold, become new friends, drink beers together…and then decide to make a beer together. The Dunies lads are legit, hardworking, honest and don’t take themselves too seriously. We see eye to eye with them, love their excitement for everything they do and wanted to do something fun to share that excitement with a few more people. This has been a truly cool project.”
Dunies Lager will be available for the first taste at a raucous launch party on Sunday, 26th February at Cliffdive and throughout the country on the Dune Rats national tour in March. The launch party will feature a Ratbags Records line-up and DJ, and is limited to 200 patrons (registration via Eventbrite).
DUNE RATS TOUR DATES:
11th March – Metropolis, Fremantle WA
12th and 13th March – The Gov, Hindmarsh SA
16th, 17th and 18th March – Croxton Park Hotel, Thornbury VIC
22nd, 23rd and 24th March – The Triffid, Newstead QLD
25th and 26th March – The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW