It’s been a long time between beer reviews, with a few things
Birra del Borgo Duchessa
that have happen recently I’ve enjoyed drinking beer more than writing about it! Anyhow, this is one of many i have in my craft beer fridge that has been there for a while waiting to be drunk – Birra Del Borgo’s Duchessa.
This Saison pours a hazy golden Continue Reading
Six String Brewing Co – Dark Red IPA
Beers come from a can, they where put there by a man! Would be a good line to a song, but unfortunately already taken by a peach! Seems to be a growing trend with craft brewers in recent times to can their beers, which Six String Brewing Co have done with their entire core beer range. Finally now we are seeing their range make its way north of the border from this Central Coast brewery. Continue Reading
Clown Shoes – Undead Party Crasher Imperial Stout
Clown Shoes is renowned for its great artwork and wacky names for their beers but this one here saw them being sued for trademark infringements. Originally called ‘Vampire Slayer’, it seemed that another beverage company saw that it was a little to close to the name of their beer. Anyhow a long story short, Clown Shoes lost out and renamed their stout “Undead Party Crasher” and brewed with holy water. The bottles label artwork gets the last Continue Reading
Beard and Brau – Red Tail
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
Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø – India Saison
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
Rogue Ales – Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA
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
Coopers Brewery – Sparkling Ale
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
Baird Beer – Single Take Session Ale
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
Sierra Nevada Porter
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.
The Little Brewing Co – Wicked Elf Kӧlsch
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.