New Belgium Brewing – The Hemperor HPA

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 55 RateBeer: 64/100  Pour: Dirty orange colour with slight head So this is made from hemp. While there’s no THC (or any of the good stuff from hemp….you know what I’m talking about) it does have a strong hemp aroma on pour. Otherwise this is just a hoppy IPA. Did you know that hops are actually related to … Continue reading New Belgium Brewing – The Hemperor HPA

Young Henry’s – Summer Hop Ale

Brewery: Young Henry’s in Newtown, NSW Style: IPA ABV: 6.0% Rate Beer: 72/100 Pour:  Light golden colour with a big fluffy head that sits for a while Improving their standard Hop Ale with seasonal flavours. I really liked their winter Red IPA and their previous summer IPA was a fruity punch and nice bitterness. This one has less fruitiness but does marry the modern west coast … Continue reading Young Henry’s – Summer Hop Ale

El Segundo Brewing Company – Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA

Brewery: El Segundo Brewing Company in Los Angeles, California Style: IPA ABV: 6.7% Rate Beer: 90 Pour: Crystal straw yellow with decent head on pour. Awwww hell yeah. Austin 3:16 just said I whooped your ass, with this easy drinking IPA. Collaboration with former WWE wrestle Stone Cold Steve Austin, this light grain bill with Cascade, Chinook and Citra hops is a very smashable beer. A … Continue reading El Segundo Brewing Company – Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA

Embassy Hotel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Cool little arty craft beer bar with 15 taps, mostly rotating including a hand pump. Plenty of seating, cool tunes playing and a basic menu of standard pub classics like burgers, steak, schnitty etc. on my visit I had Brick Lanes Red Lights red ale. Cool venue for a couple of quiet ales on a Tuesday arvo Website: http://embassybar.com.au/ Now Tapped: https://nowtapped.com/embassyhotel Menu: menu.pdf Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday … Continue reading Embassy Hotel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Founders – Green Zebra

Brewery: Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan Style: Watermelon and Sea Salt Gose ABV: 4.6% IBUs: 10 Rate Beer: 66/100 Pour: Golden rustic yellow in colour. Small head that doesn’t retain.  I always end up disappointed by watermelon beers. They end up tasting like fake sugar and nothing like a crisp fresh watermelon in summer. The combination with sea salt helps hide that candy at first … Continue reading Founders – Green Zebra