Wearing a torn singlet, covered in soot, with artfully placed cuts that only help to accentuate his action hero glare, Bruce Willis’ performance as John McClane in the 5-film-long Die Hard franchise is as iconic as they come.
Now, with the help of a Perth brewery, the legacy of John McClane and his series of unfortunate Christmas Eves is being honoured in the form of an Australian pale ale with simply the best name ever.
???? NEW BEER ALERT ???? Our new limited release launches tomorrow! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Welcome to the party, pal! Yi P.I.A is a shout out to our newest Nowhere-Woman @girlplusbeer and one of her fave movies, Die Hard! It's an Australian Pale Ale featuring WA fresh dried and wet hop cones from @karridale_cottages and @prestonvalleyhops ???? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Come out to the brewery, we'll get together, have a few laughs ???? . . . . . . . . #beermadehere #westleederville #wabrewers #indiebeer #wabeer #brewpub #collab #westisbest #supportlocal #drinklocal #australianpaleale #drinkatthesource #leederville #leedy #beertography #collabbrew #collabbeer #wethop #wholehopcones #wahops #supportlocal #paleale #hops #hophead
The Yi P.I.A (get it?! It’s like the thing he says!) is an Australian pale ale that not only pays tribute to Die Hard, but is also a clever nod to beer blogger Pia Poynton who recently joined the Nowhereman Brewing team.
The beer is also a little bit different from other pale ales you might be used to. Instead of working with dried hops, Broadsheet report that the Yi P.I.A is a wet hopped beer – which uses fresh hop flowers provided by Aaron Davy from Preston Valley Hops and Trey Gee from Karridale Hop Farm.
Did you know that hops, responsible for bitterness, flavour AND aroma in beer, are only harvested once a year in each hemisphere? ???? Here in WA our local farmers are at the tail end of harvest and have seen some great results. These hops are called Cascade, a well known variety you'll find in many American style pale ales, and were harvested fresh from @prestonvalleyhops on the same day we brewed with them, along with hops from @karridale_cottages too, for our next limited release????The beer is in tank now so be sure to stay tuned for more details soon! . . . . . . . . . #hops #hopharvest #hopcones #catkins #brewing #hophead #cascade #cascadehops #freshhops #wethops #freshhopale
Flavour-wise, the beer has a distinct bitterness with grassy mid-palate and subtle, fruity notes.
Visitors to the brewery on Harrogate Street in West Leederville can sample the Yi P.I.A as part of the brewery’s core line up.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza