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

Pig N Whistle Traditional British Pub in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

First stop on a brief tour of Brisbane. Walls are decorated with traditional British ales yet there is none on tap. All standard CUB brews across 14 taps including a couple of wine taps. Menu looks like classic English fair with pies and sausages and modern Aussie pub classics. On my trip I had a pint of Stone & Wood. Website: http://pignwhistle.com.au/ Now Tapped: https://nowtapped.com/pignwhistleriverside Menu: http://pignwhistle.com.au/all-menus Opening … Continue reading Pig N Whistle Traditional British Pub in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane