My first beer from Melbourne brothers/brewers after being recommended two of their drops at the Robin Hood Hotel (as well as the Voodoo Baltic Porter). They've stepped up the campaign recently, with some great new designs and a few awards at the recent Australian International Beer Awards. Bottle. Cola coloured - deep ruby/black with no [...]
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Set in a beautiful part of northern NSW, the New England Brewing Company is making some fantastic beer. It can be a little hard to find in Sydney, but I was lucky to have a friend buy this for me from the brewery to celebrate the birth of my daughter. A seasonal brew, the ‘Frederick [...]
A bit of a curious one ‘Sydney Brewery’. Their beer is brewed in the Hunter Valley, two hours north of Sydney in the famous wine region, whilst each of the brews carries the name of an inner Sydney suburb. Pyrmont is home to a big ugly casino, a smelly fish market in urgent need of [...]
Boatrocker shouldn't need any introduction since they have two beers in the top 10 for all Australian beers on ratebeer.com, including the first placed Ramjet Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Their beers often look towards Europe and involve time consuming methods such as barrel ageing. This makes for small batches and amazing beers. They seem [...]
It doesn’t seem apt to describe a brewery that was established in 2011 as one to watch, but that is exactly what can be said of Two Birds. After years of perfecting their small core range, they are now starting to push out their smaller batch specialty beers into more accessible distribution. Keep an eye [...]
A great play on the name of one of my favourite summer styles of beer often referred to as the Champagne of the North, due to its high carbonation and refreshing, light mouthfeel. Nomad are believers in using some of the fantastic native ingredients we have in Australia, and this beer uses a native lemongrass [...]
The newest beer in the Balter core range sees them continue their dominance in the Australian scene, offering the laid back, Gold Coast surfing lifestyle in a (minimally designed) can. Can. Pours a golden colour with an off white head. Aromas of passionfruit, mandarin and orange with a solid bread malt backing. Moderate bitterness throughout, [...]
Modus Operandi is leading the way in Australi in terms of brewing a varied cast of wonderful IPA’s in both their core and seasonal ranges. ‘Gadzooks! IPA’ and ‘Tropical Contact High IPA’ are both New England IPA’s, released at the same time. They were hard to find (I bought mine at Leura Cellars) and quite [...]
Relative new comer Philter Brewing adds to the feeling that inner west Sydney is the centre of the city’s craft brewing scene. The former Young Henry’s head brewer is behind Philter, and she’s made sure that with a small, two beer range of well made and simply packaged beers that early traction has been made [...]
Old stagers Ballast Point have served up a classic pale ale in the ‘Grunion’, full of punchy hops, a perfect amount of bitterness (50 IBU’s) and enough malt to balance it all out. A result of an employee only home brew competition, it’s widely available in Australia now and will be a regular in my [...]
Two Birds Brewing, established in 2011, was the first brewery owned by women in Australia. I’ve had quite a few of their brews over the years and they’ve always impressed. I love the core range Sunset Ale and ‘Slayer’, their GABS 2017 Berliner Weisse just missed out on my top 5 of the festival. A [...]
This was a no brainer for me. See a Stone stout on the shelf. Grab the said Stone stout. It wasn’t until I got home and read the very lengthy label when catastrophe hit – ‘chile peppers’. I love beer. I love chilli. I hate chilli in my beer. Beer is one thing that chilli [...]