Keg & Brew

The Keg & Brew in Surry Hills

Great neighbourhood craft beer bar with 31 speciality taps of craft beer. Cosy inside with tables for groups or seating at the bar. There’s few TVs for sport and giant taxidermy animal heads adorn the walls. There is a small pokies room and seating outside on the footpath for the filthy smokers. The food is supplied by the burger place Ze Pickle that is across … Continue reading The Keg & Brew in Surry Hills

Lion Brewing Ceylon

Lion Brewery Ceylon – Lion Strong Beer

Brewery: Lion Brewery Ceylon in Biyagama, Sri Lanka Style: Imperial Pilsner ABV: 8.8% RateBeer: 5/100 Pour: Good healthy yellow with a big head Sweet, strong and a slight bitter after taste. It has elements of a Belgian Strong Ale mixed with elements of an Asian Rice Lager. Would be a good beer to sip on by a resort pool in the middle of the Sri Lankan jungle. Little known fact: … Continue reading Lion Brewery Ceylon – Lion Strong Beer

Hawkesbury Brewing Co

Hawkesbury Brewing – Pale Ale

Brewery: Hawkesbury Brewing in Brooklyn, NSW Style: Pale Ale ABV: 4.2% IBU: 26 RateBeer: No rating yet  Pour: Bright yellow hue with a small white head on pour I think this is more closer to a pacific ale than the one I had the other day. Very clean with subtle stone fruit in the hop profile. I only bought this one because the label had my name on it. Continue reading Hawkesbury Brewing – Pale Ale

Mountain Goat – Rare Breed: Legend Of Goat

Brewery: Mountain Goat in Richmond, Victoria Style: Double IPA ABV: 7.6% IBUs: 63 RateBeer: No rating yet   Pour: Orange colour on pour with minimal head Smooth beer with hints of orange and pepper. Easy to drink for a DIPA. As it sits in the glass the hops shine through a bit more with this one. For a 21st birthday beer for the team at Mountain Goat, it’s a decent drop. Continue reading Mountain Goat – Rare Breed: Legend Of Goat

Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2018

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California Style: Märzen ABV: 6% IBUs: 20 RateBeer: 91/100  Pour: Dark orange hue with a small white head on pour Another collar with Weihenstephan, this years version of their annual Oktoberfest beer is again a Märzen but with a slightly higher ABV. The colour and flavour is more malt driven with a crisp, sweet aftertaste. If rating Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest beers, I still think 2016 was … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2018

New Belgium Brewing – The Hemperor HPA

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 55 RateBeer: 64/100  Pour: Dirty orange colour with slight head So this is made from hemp. While there’s no THC (or any of the good stuff from hemp….you know what I’m talking about) it does have a strong hemp aroma on pour. Otherwise this is just a hoppy IPA. Did you know that hops are actually related to … Continue reading New Belgium Brewing – The Hemperor HPA

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