Beers from the wild side.

Under the cover of darkness, the Valley comes alive with colourful displays from local natives, as they roam the Valley streets through the night to hunt, feast and play. You’ll find all kinds of characters here, from lively little party animals to shape-shifting jailbirds. They know this place. They’ve seen a thing or two over the years and they’re here for this vibrant, lively place we call home. Watching from the shadows, wide-eyed as you pass by.

Valley Hops Nocturnal Animals series celebrates our wonderful late-night loving creatures who call Fortitude Valley home, with a range of exciting brews that shift with the seasons (perfect for creatures of habit). There’s always at least one of them around, but you’ll never catch all of them together in one spot.

Valley Hops Brewing Nocturnal Animals Seasonal Range Sins and Grins

Sins & Grins Watermelon Cold IPA

A big, bold, wild thing with a refreshingly sweet side.

If you happen to spot one of these shape-shifting jailbirds prowling the streets late at night, you’d best look the other way, like the Blue Heelers. Shady as an illegal casino fronting as a Devonshire tea house (and just as charming), anything they say should be taken with a pinch of salt. Throwback to Fortitude Valley in the 80s with Sins and Grins — a gutsy, refreshingly crisp cold IPA, with hint of watermelon and tropical notes.

Style: Watermelon Cold IPA

ABV: 6.8%

Valley Hops Brewing Silver Dollar Lager

Silver Dollar Lager

A robust, golden-hued creature, with a sound bitterness and slightly sweet underbelly.

Meet the masters of camouflage, like the infamous Silver Dollar Club Restaurant — where the cheap spaghetti ‘meals’ and fossilised desserts should have been against the law. Loud and proud, they never miss a beat, freezing like the rock-hard jelly they just used as an ashtray, when approached. Nail this full-bodied, smooth and refreshing lager with a subtle, malty flavour whenever you need to break the rules.

Style: Czech Pilsner

ABV: 4.9%

Valley Hops Brewing Nocturnal Animals Seasonal Range Widows Weeds

Widow's Weeds Oatmeal Stout

Black as night, an ethereal beauty with the feel of silken velvet.

These surprisingly social creatures flocked to the Valley’s bustling shopping mall in the 1970s. Dressed in black from head to toe, they lingered like shadows, beady-eyed and ready to shriek at anyone who crossed their path. Pay your respects to the widows, and unravel the mystery of this rich, velvety and sessionable medium-bodied Stout, as it envelopes you in layers of toffee, chocolate and freshly ground coffee beans.

Style: Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 5.7%

Valley Hops Brewing Nocturnal Animals Seasonal Range Herbalist

Herbalist IPA

A delicately balanced, full-bodied Master of Zen (this one’s got legs).

Take only what you need. Leave no trace. This guy’s a true nature-lover, tuned to feel your vibrations and inner presence, with an impressive web of knowledge at his rather hairy fingertips. Be the yin to his yang with a Herbalist IPA and thank the wise ‘Father’ of Chinatown for bringing his ancient wisdom to the Valley. You’ll be rewarded with a toffee-like malt profile, pine and citrus aromas, and a bittersweet finish.

Style: American IPA

ABV: 6.5%

Valley Hops Brewing Nocturnal Animals Seasonal Range Fiesta Mango & Passionfruit Sour

Fiesta Mango & Passionfruit Sour

A lively little party animal, bursting with vibrant, summery goodness.

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, these cheeky little ravers know how to move, clawing their way through crowds and climbing fences to get close to the action. Passionate supporters of local talent, anything ‘homegrown’ is music to their ears. Join the party and celebrate the tropical tastes of summer, with this lively and refreshingly fruity sour that pays tribute to our Valley Fiesta.

Style: Weiss Sour

ABV: 4.2%