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4 Pines – Nitro Stout

Brewery: 4 Pines in Manly, NSW Style:  Nitro Stout ABV:  5.1% IBUs:   40 Rate Beer:  76/100 Pour:  Solid black with a big creamy light tan head. A beautiful looking beer. Slight roasted notes on the nose. Smooth, burnt malt flavours with faint hints of coffee and chocolate. I love a good nitro beer and stouts make […]

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Hairyman Brewery – Pop Ale

Brewery: Hairyman Brewery in Caringbah, NSW Style:  Cream Ale ABV:  4.6% Rate Beer:  No rating yet Pour:  Pale straw colour with a fast fading white head. The can describes this as a Creaming Soda flavoured beer and it’s not wrong. Sweet, vanilla flavours dominate this brew. This will transport you back to early 80s as a […]

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Moorebeer – Vanilla Chocolate Porter

Brewery: Moorebeer in Port Macquarie, NSW Style:  Porter ABV:  5% Rate Beer:  no rating yet Pour:  Black with a small off white head. Sweet milk sugar flavour to start with before settling into a vanilla and chocolate notes. Bit more carbonated than you’d expect from a porter. Pairing this one with a spinach and ricotta ravioli […]

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Young Henry’s – Motorcycle Oil

Brewery: Young Henry’s in Newtown, NSW Style:  Hoppy Porter ABV:  5.5% Rate Beer:  74/100 Pour:  Dark in colour with a deep ruby hue and white head. Drinks like a black IPA but a smooth finish with chocolate notes. If this is what fuels a motorcycle, I’ll be out buying a Harley Davidson tomorrow.

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Thirsty Crow – Vanilla Milk Stout

Brewery: Thirsty Crow in Wagga, NSW Style:  Sweet Stout ABV:  5.2% Rate Beer:  86/100 Pour:  Deep brown/black colour with a small tan head Sweet milk stout flavour with hints of mocha. Smooth and easy to drink. Pairs well with a buffalo chicken wings as you set up space on the couch for an afternoon of football.

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Capital Brewing – Rock Hopper IPA

Brewery: Capital Brewing in Canberra, ACT Style:  IPA ABV:  5.8% IBUs:   50 Rate Beer:  80/100 Pour:  Golden colour with a big white head. For National IPA day I gave this a crack. A big, smooth, juicy IPA that has plenty of tropical fruit flavours. Easy to drink and fine toast to celebrate a great day dedicated […]

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Tinnies – Ultra Low Alcohol Hoppy Ale

Brewery: Tinnies in Melbourne, Victoria Style:  Low Alcohol Beer ABV:  0.5% Rate Beer:  No Listing On Rate Beer Pour:  Golden straw colour with a fast fading head. Well it’s the last week of Dry July and I think this is my pick of the few low/no alcohol beers I’ve been able to find around my area. […]

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Weihenstephaner – Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei

Brewery: Weihenstephaner in Bavaria, Germany Style:  Alcohol free Hefeweizen ABV:  0.5% IBUs:   14 Rate Beer:  12/100 Pour:  Cloudy yellow with a big white head. A Dry July experiment to see if there is such a thing as a good non-alcoholic beer. This has some resemblance to a hefeweizen. The banana/clove yeasty flavours make this almost seem […]