Moon Dog – Brutus Beefcake’s Tropical Vacation

Brewery: Moon Dog Brewing in Abbotsford, Victoria Style: Brut IPA  ABV: 9.5%  IBUs: 4  RateBeer: No rating yet on Rate Beer  Pour: Mango orange in colour with a good white head  Smells of freshly cut mango and has a smooth, silky mouthful filled with tropical fruits and a dry, bitter aftertaste. As a wrestling fan, I get the reference. I liked Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake as a kid. Despite how ridiculous that … Continue reading Moon Dog – Brutus Beefcake’s Tropical Vacation

Five Barrel Brewing – Christmas Ale

Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW  Style: Christmas Ale/Spiced Ale  ABV: 7%  IBUs: 35  RateBeer: No rating yet  Pour: Ruby red in colour with a think cream head  I dare say there was a large man dressed in red at the end of a busy Christmas Day sitting back with this beer and thinking ‘thank god it’s over for another year’. I also reckon Santa would’ve loved this one as … Continue reading Five Barrel Brewing – Christmas Ale

Tinnies – Tropical XPA

Brewery: Brewed by Brick Lane Brewing in Dandenong, Victoria  Style: XPA  ABV: 4.2%  RateBeer: No rating yet  Pour: Golden Straw colour with a big bubbly head  Slight tropical fruit flavours, but has a thin and weak taste. Compared to Tinnies Pale Ale, this is a little disappointing and not worth the six pack price. This will sit in the fridge for a long time, to only drink when you are … Continue reading Tinnies – Tropical XPA

Balter – XPA

Brewery: Balter in Currumbin, QLD  Style: XPA  ABV: 5%  RateBeer: 83/100  Pour: Deep yellow with a thin white head  This XPA has beautiful tropical notes, a warmer and thicker body and mouthfeel and is perfect example of a good XPA. So good, it was rated Australia’s best beer in 2018 in the GABS Hottest 100 beer poll. This goes well with the one day cricket on and box of BBQ Shapes … Continue reading Balter – XPA

Karl Strauss – Tower 10

Brewery: Karl Strauss in San Diego, California  Style: IPA  ABV: 7%  RateBeer: 77/100  Pour: Pale orange colour with a thin white head.   I still remember the first time I had this beer. I went to a party of friends of my girlfriend. We had been dating a few months. We stopped to get drinks on the way and I grabbed a six pack of this think it was the Pintail … Continue reading Karl Strauss – Tower 10

Pyrmont Point Hotel in Pyrmont

Another Harris St local directly across from the Terminus. Nice outdoor beer garden and bistro with burgers, seafood mains and daily specials. Small TAB for the punters and small pokie room if you want a quick slap. 12 taps mostly made up of Lion beers but did have Bentspoke Crankshaft on when I visited so knocked a few of them back. Didn’t venture upstairs but … Continue reading Pyrmont Point Hotel in Pyrmont