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Tasmanian Trip 2017

My first trip to Australia’s most southern state as apart of my birthday celebration meant a chance to visit some of Hobart’s growing brewery scene. Given the trip I knew of two I had to visit and given basically a day to be driven around, quickly found a couple more to drop in on as well.

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Founders – Dark Penance

Brewery: Founders Brewery, Michigan, USA Style: Black Imperial IPA ABV: 8.9% IBUs: 100 Rate Beer: 97/100 Pour: Black with minimal head An imperial stout style IPA with strong dark chocolate flavours along with coffee bean and roasted barley flavour. Smoky/ashen aftertaste. Good to let sit and breath before consuming like a stout or porter. Brewed with Chinook […]

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Clown Shoes – Hoppy Feet Black India Pale Ale

Brewery: Clown Shoes in Massachusetts, USA Style: Black IPA ABV: 7% IBUS: 80 Rate Beer: 94/100 Pour: Deep chocolate black with a good head on pour that settles and dissipates. For a black IPA this has stout/porter qualities. Chocolate flavours and roasted smokiness. Delicious with a hint of Amarillo and Columbus hops.  This is the beer you have when it’s a […]