Five Barrel Brewing – Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW   Style: IPA/NEIPA  ABV: 6%  IBUs: 20  RateBeer: No rating yet  Pour: Creamy yellow colour with a milky white head  My milkshake brings all the boys to the bar/you’re damn right/it’s better than yours.   I really didn’t want to do that as much as I had to do that. This is a delicious hazy IPA. Heaps of fruity hop flavours. Subtle carbonation and very, very … Continue reading Five Barrel Brewing – Milkshake IPA

Sydney CBD Craft Beer crawl: 4.3km (56min walk)

Crawls are generally walkable. Kept to a maximum of 7 locations. Where the distance to the next location is greater than 15min, I’d suggest taking a roadie or uber/cab. 

The great thing about Australia’s growth in to the craft beer scene is there are more and more places putting on great beer to drink. Most places will have at least some alternative to Tooheys, VB, Carlton and XXXX. Sydney houses some great craft beer bars but where the aforementioned beer is frowned upon. This pub crawl will cover some of the city’s finest, which will you see you crawl around the CBD and see all the fabulous sights that Sydney has to offer – from the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Darling Harbour and The Rocks. This is a great sightseeing, craft beer pub crawl. 

Pub List: Pumphouse Hotel Sweeney’s The SG Harts Pub Lord Nelson Brewery * 15min to next pub – uber it Beer Deluxe All Hands Brewhouse (formerly King St Brewhouse)
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Deep Creek Brewing – Dusty Gringo

Brewery: Deep Creek Brewing in Auckland NZ  Style: India Brown Ale  ABV: 6.8%  IBUs: 60  RateBeer: 93/100  Pour: Deep liquorice colour with a slight tan head on pour.  This looks and tastes more like a black IPA than a IBA. Roasted grain flavours with piney hops. It’s is quite sharp and forceful on the tongue with a sticky residue aftertaste. I can’t imagine too many Gringos drinking this one but IPA … Continue reading Deep Creek Brewing – Dusty Gringo

The Charming Squire

The Charming Squire (James Squires bar) in Southport, Brisbane

Good meeting spot for after work beers. All the standard range on tap plus exclusive beers. On my trip I had the Capt’n Steamo, a Californian Common Ale. Decent menu of share plate, burgers, pizza, salads and cuts of beef. Little live music stage and a casual atmosphere on the shores of the Brisbane River. Worth a trip if nothing else. Website: https://www.jamessquire.com.au/brewhouses/the-charming-squire/ Now Tapped: not listed … Continue reading The Charming Squire (James Squires bar) in Southport, Brisbane

Ahornberger Landbrauerei Strößner-Bräu – Ahornberger Landbier Wurzig

Brewery: Ahornberger Landbrauerei Strößner-Bräu in Bavaria, Germany  Style: Landbier/Keller  ABV: 4.8%  RateBeer: 24/100  Pour: Light golden colour with a thin head.   Heavy malt driven beer adhering to Reinhold Law of beer brewing in Germany. 4 ingredients. Malt. Yeast. Hops and water. Not much hop flavour but that’s the intention. Quite heavy for the 4.8%. I’m not sure what a landbier is but I’m sure you can google that shit.   Continue reading Ahornberger Landbrauerei Strößner-Bräu – Ahornberger Landbier Wurzig

Erdinger Weissbrau – Weissbier

Brewery: Erdinger Weissbrau in Bayern, Germany   Style: Weissbier/Hefeweizen   ABV: 5.3%  RateBeer: 43/100  Pour: Crystal yellow colour with a big fluffy head.   Oktoberfest is on and it would be remiss of me to not have a few German ales to celebrate. Crisp and clean wheat beer that’s perfect to have with a giant pork schnitzel and that weird boiled cabbage crap the Germans eat.   Continue reading Erdinger Weissbrau – Weissbier