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

Hawkesbury Brewing – Pacific Ale

Brewery: Hawkesbury Brewing in Brooklyn, NSW  Style: Pacific Ale  ABV: 4.2%  IBUs: 18  RateBeer: No rating yet  Pour: Slight mandarin tinged yellow colour. Small hard on pour.   Crisp, clean ale with a slight fruit hop bitterness. I still say Stone & Wood own the pacific ale style and this is closer to a hoppy summer ale. Good beer to have after a busy Saturday morning running around taking the kids to … Continue reading Hawkesbury Brewing – Pacific Ale

Colonial Brewing – I.P.A

Brewery: Colonial Brewing in Melbourne, VIC  Style: IPA  ABV: 6.5%  RateBeer:  65/100  Pour: Orange sunset in colour with a white foamy head that decreases.   This is all the things an IPA should be. Little bitter, hint of zest and pine. Easy enough to drink and lingers on the palate well after it’s travelled down the throat. Well crafted and very enjoyable. This is a beer to enjoy at a Christmas party … Continue reading Colonial Brewing – I.P.A