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March 2018

Badlands Brewery – u-boat – Märzen


Picked up this German Märzen from @plonk_cbr on the weekend and thought I'd give it a go today (30 degrees and overcast - it's perfect lager weather). Naturally brewed in Orange NSW Poured out a light clear orange with a decent head which quickly disappeared. I did notice a small amount of sediment stuck to [...]

Badlands Brewery – u-boat – Märzen2018-03-15T22:58:00+00:00

February 2018

Saison Dupont Brasserie Dupont


Ah, Saison Dupont from Dupont Brasserie in Belgium. This definitely one of my bucket list beers and eventually bucket list breweries. The Saison Dupont is legendary and as I was about to find out for very good reason! Pours a lovely vivid yellow with a superb head and lacing. Nice bready malt with the banana [...]

Saison Dupont Brasserie Dupont2018-03-15T22:58:08+00:00

Beer Creative – Helles Yeah – Lager


@beercreative have a great ethos and strong connections within the Australian beer brewing industry. With their collective knowledge they've released a great range of beers to the public, and today I sample the Helles Yeah Lager (thanks @rickoshea007). The Lager poured out pale amber with a subtle head, which stayed while I drank. The aroma [...]

Beer Creative – Helles Yeah – Lager2018-03-15T22:58:18+00:00

Akasha Brewing Co Korbend Double IPA


Akasha Brewings Double IPA the Korben D, which for a very long time was only a seasonal release is now in tinnies! I've loved this one for a long time, chasing it from pub to pub until the taps ran dry. This aint no beer for snowflakes (doing my worst Trump impression), like the Cheeto [...]

Akasha Brewing Co Korbend Double IPA2018-03-15T22:58:25+00:00

Mismatch Brewing Co Lager


Mismatch from South Australia has produced some cracking beers in the past and this is no exception. I wouldn't normally pick a lager to drink over other styles but we went to the hardware bar in Bondi with friends before a fish dinner and I love seafood so didn't want to kill my palate. Pours [...]

Mismatch Brewing Co Lager2018-03-15T22:58:34+00:00

Six String Brewing Co. Pale Ale


The Six Strings Pale Ale from the brewers on the Central Coast is actually very hard to source in Sydney so I was excited to find it on a recent outing to Copacobana. On the label it says it's a mix of Australian and American pales... I'm not convinced. Pours a nice pale gold with [...]

Six String Brewing Co. Pale Ale2018-03-15T22:58:41+00:00

Sauce Brewing ‘Bubble and Squeak’ (New England IPA) – Marrickville, NSW


I reviewed this great little brewery in the back blocks of Marrickville last week and mentioned I picked up a squeeler of their juicy Bubble and Squeak NEIPA. I’m not one for fashion and don’t default to saying the NEIPA was the best beer because that’s what the world wants to drink at the moment. [...]

Sauce Brewing ‘Bubble and Squeak’ (New England IPA) – Marrickville, NSW2018-03-15T22:58:45+00:00

Akasha Brewing Company Freshwater Pale Ale


The Freshwater from Akasha Brewing in Fivedock Sydney, an American Pale Ale. Trent has his sesh beer in Philter XPA but this is defintely my sessionable beer. It's got more of a hoppy bite to it with unrestrained use of Cascade hops, old faithful! Pours a delicious golden hue with some decent lacing. Hop hit [...]

Akasha Brewing Company Freshwater Pale Ale2018-03-15T22:59:01+00:00

Ballast Point – Sculpin IPA


Ballast Point have always produced strong beers. They are one of my go-to beers when i'm not sure what to drink.Created in California USA, the flavours are always distinct and bold. I just finished a day of working around the house and was absolutely fangin' for a cold one. Today I've cracked open their Sculpin [...]

Ballast Point – Sculpin IPA2018-03-15T22:50:23+00:00

January 2018

Batch ‘Pash the Magic Dragon’ (Fruit Sour Ale)


Batch are the masters of sour. Their Currant State of Infusion coffee sour was in my top five beers of 2017 and this beer is an early contender for 2018. With passionfruit and dragonfruit in the mix, ‘Pash the Magic Dragon’ is a great name too. Squeeler from the brewery. Pours a grapefruit pink with [...]

Batch ‘Pash the Magic Dragon’ (Fruit Sour Ale)2018-03-15T22:50:28+00:00

Philter XPA (Extra Pale Ale) – Marrickville, NSW


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. This is my new ‘by the case beer’. Since the 4 Pines sell out I’ve been looking for a new local day to day pale ale. I first drank the Philter XPA on tap at the Sydney Park Hotel not long after it was released. It was at the end of a [...]

Philter XPA (Extra Pale Ale) – Marrickville, NSW2018-03-15T22:50:40+00:00

Batch ‘DJ Jazzy Ginger and the Zest Prince’ (Sour) – Marrickville, NSW


This is a nice little sour sent up by @pale.tales (thanks mate). While it may not be from Batch’s current set of summer sours it fits in nicely with my focus on the Sydney masters of sour. A good introduction for those yet to come to the tart side as it’s not overly sour. If [...]

Batch ‘DJ Jazzy Ginger and the Zest Prince’ (Sour) – Marrickville, NSW2018-03-15T22:50:50+00:00
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