Beard And Brau Brewery is another SE Queensland brewery (originally from SA) based at Tamborine (becoming a popular area for Brewers). On a recent return trip from a footy game we dropped into the Bearded Dragon and had a recovery session on the Beard and Brau beers on tap there! On departure we rattled the bars on the drive-through and grabbed a carton of Red Tail for the trip home (yes Bearded Dragon i was sober enough to remember that you Continue Reading
The description straight form the bottle says – India Saison is the hoppy, crisp and refreshing result of a north south collaboration between Norwegian craft brewery Nøgne Ø & Bridge Road Brewers. A specialty Saison yeast strain and Australian Galaxy and Stella hop varieties have been used in crafting this beer.
So this collab seems to have a mix of Continue Reading
Picked this one up as a present for myself a while back, being a beer dedicated to Dad’s on fathers day, to go along with the other 364 days of the year that we can drink beer.
Pours a black colour like its name states, although it has a slight Continue Reading
I wasn’t a big fan of homework back in my schooling days, but in present days being a beer lover and participating in a beer course (I’m no beer guru) and the homework set for us involved drinking beer. Well who am to argue!
Task set was to purchase a tallie of Continue Reading
Good to see this Japanese craft beer from Baird Brewing Co make its way into Oz. They’ve been around for a few years and just recently moved into a new brewery. I noticed with both beers that they both seem bottle conditioned and looked into this a bit more to find they are kräusened. Kräusening is the traditional method used by German brewers to carbonate their beer and is done by adding a bit of the most recent batch of beer to the batch that was made previously. Anyhow enough of the history lesson, time to get into the beers. Continue Reading
This porter comes from US brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, that was born about the same time I was, so they must be doing something right based on that and there availability of their brews, even here in Oz.
The colour is dark, almost opaque but there is a slight red hue of colour that filters through. Head is beige and drops of to a fine lacing.A nice smell of chocolate and caramel roasted malts coming through and slight hint of coffee. More of a sweet caramel flavour in the taste however there smokey chocolate aftertaste.
Doing a double today of The Little Brewing Co. Wicked Elf range of beers – Kӧlsch and Pilsner. Still a few more of theirs tucked away in the fridge that I’ll need to clean up shortly. I chose these 2 mainly due to wanting some easy drinking beers after spending the day out in the yard doing the much neglected tidy up now that I have a short spell in between sporting commitments.
The Little Brewing Co – Wicked Elf Kӧlsch
The Kӧlsch pours a clear light yellow colour, nice bubbly white foam head and well carbonated. Citrus is the main aroma you can pick up from this ale with hints also coming from the malt. Nice sweet light malt flavours kicking in with a mild bitterness.
Marty has released the Beer InCider Experience Drinks List, so start planning your Tap Attack!
I’ve had this beer sitting in the fridge for a few months now waiting for the right moment to pop the top, and for no real reason it seemed the right time! It’s an Imperial Pilsner collaboration between Italian brewer Birra del Borgo and Dogfish Head and bottled in Birra del Borgo’s unique bulbous 750ml bottles.
Pouring into the glass is a bright golden fluid with a light haziness and a full white foamy head. Sweet aromas emanating from the glass is fresh citrus – lemon, grassy and light grains. There are grainy flavours with the bitterness backing of the hops providing the citrus and piney taste. Mouth feel comes across smooth and fizzy.
A nice refreshing beer with a bit of an alcohol punch towards the end of the bottle.
You know that when the bigger bottle shops in Brisbane aren’t helping the Craft Beer movement! I found out when I traveled 450klm north and got an almighty surprise when I walked into the same bottle shop and found about 30 craft beers that you don’t see in the Brisbane stores. Thankfully the smaller independent bottle shops are leading the way here.
One of the ‘said’ beers was this one (yes I’ve seen it before in Brisbane), from Pommie brewer Oakham Ales, a single hop American Pale Ale. It poured a slightly cloudy light yellow colour with a average head that fell away to a thin film. Sweet aroma with fresh fruity citrus hoppy aroma on the nose – grapefruit, lemon. Nice fruity sweet malt flavours, light bodied with a nice bitter hop kick.
Clean nicely built beer.
ABV – 4.6%
Style – American Pale Ale
Sourced – Dan Murphy’s Bundaberg
Brewery – Oakham Ales