Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California  Style: Gose with lime and agave  ABV: 4.9%  IBUs: 6  RateBeer: 57/100  Pour: Straw light yellow in colour with a thin white head  The 2018 version of Otra Vez is a vast improvement on the original version. The addition of lime and agave give this beer a lovely fruitiness and takes away any of the tart sourness, making this an easy drinking beer. Corona drinkers would actually enjoy … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez

Innis & Gunn – The Original Barrel Aged Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale

Brewery: Innis & Gunn in Perthshire, Scotland  Style:  Scotch Ale  ABV: 6.6%  RateBeer: Not listed on Rate Beer  Pour: Carmel toffee in colour with no real head on pour.  A little thin on first taste. No real bourbon or scotch ale flavours as I would expect. There’s a good chance my taste buds are fucked after the hot chilli sauce I had with dinner that will tear me a new … Continue reading Innis & Gunn – The Original Barrel Aged Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale

Coopers – Vintage Ale 2018

Brewery: Coopers Brewery in Adelaide, SA  Style: Vintage Ale/English Strong Ale  ABV: 7%  RateBeer: 77/100  Pour: Murky brown colour with a small head   Quite sharp with flavour. Very malty and peppery in finish. Would be interesting to see how this beer settles flavour wise if left cellared for a few years. I’d suspect it will be smoother and more rich. But I’m not one to let a beer sit that long … Continue reading Coopers – Vintage Ale 2018

Deep Creek Brewing Co – Kombi

Brewery: Deep Creek Brewing in Auckland, New Zealand  Style: American Pale Ale  ABV: 4.7%  RateBeer: 59/100  Pour: Light golden colour with a big frothy head that fades out quickly  Sweet fruity flavours come through this crisp pale ale. Easy to knock back a few these. Perfect for a after a day of traveling sitting by a beach or river, as the sun set and few of these….brilliant.   Continue reading Deep Creek Brewing Co – Kombi

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