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Pirate Life – Blank Walls Belgian Dark Ale 

Brewery Pirate Life in Port Adelaide in South Australia Style Belgian Dark Ale ABV & IBU 10% Tasting Notes Deep Ruby brown colour. Sweet, malty flavours. Floral hop aromas and hints of banana. A big, bold beer that’s true to style for a Belgian dark strong ale.  I’m a big fan of Belgian styles. It captures that […]

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Carlton United Breweries – KB Lager 

Brewery Carlton United Breweries in Melbourne, Victoria Style Lager ABV & IBU 4.9% Tasting Notes Light amber gold in colour with a solid white foamy head. Sweet, biscuity aromas. No real hop aroma to speak of. Malty flavours with a little bit of earthy bitterness. The return of the mighty KB lager. A staple beer in […]

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Bright Brewery – Aviation Cocktail 

Brewery Bright Brewery in Bright, Victoria Style Sour  ABV & IBU 5.1% Tasting Notes Dark reddish purple colour with no real head on pour. Aromas induces mouth watering anticipating the sourness to come. Refreshingly this is only slightly tart with hints of black currant, botanicals and floral flavours. Lightly soured this is a great drinking beer […]

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Moon Dog – All Killer No Filler 

Brewery Moon Dog in Abbotsford, Victoria Style Hazy Pale Ale ABV & IBU 5% Tasting Notes Cloudy, pale yellow pour with a big bubbly white head. Tropical citrus aromas. Big fuck off vanilla on first sip. A smooth and lush finish. It definitely gives off a lot of tropical cocktail vibes. This is a really easy […]

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Little Creatures – Radiator 

Brewery Little Creatures in Fremantle, Western Australia Style Stout ABV & IBU 6.4% Tasting Notes Pours black with with a thin white head. Chocolate aromas and a sweet finish. Notes of cinnamon and vanilla tin this beer. Didn’t really pick up any cayenne or pepper. Quite a smooth, enjoyable beer. Definitely a beer to drink in […]

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Grassy Knoll – Midnight Unicorn 

Brewery Grassy Knoll in Unanderra, NSW Style Oat Cream Black IPA ABV & IBU 6.9% Tasting Notes Pours midnight black with a big light chocolate head. Roasted aromas with hints of fruit pushing through. Creamy, silky mouthfeel with bold chocolate upfront backed by toasted bitterness and tropical coconut. This feels more like a milk stout more […]

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Cleanliness is Godliness and Godliness is beer

You speak to any head brewer at any brewery all around the world and they will tell you the same. Most of their job is cleaning. Cleaning and sanitising equipment before brewing and cleaning and sanitising equipment after they’ve brewed. Cleaning and sanitising fermenters, bottles, canning lines, kegs – everything that beer is going to […]

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Three Tails Brewery – Mudgee Pilsner

Brewery Three Tails in Mudgee, NSW Style Pilsner ABV & IBU 4.5% Tasting Notes Light yellow colour with a small white head. Crisp, slightly fruity citrus aroma. Sharp herbal bitterness balanced by the light pale malt sweetness along with notes of lemon rind. Combining Aussie craft Pilsners with traditional Nobel European hops to make a refreshing […]