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

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

Five Barrel Brewing – Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW   Style: IPA/NEIPA  ABV: 6%  IBUs: 20  RateBeer: No rating yet  Pour: Creamy yellow colour with a milky white head  My milkshake brings all the boys to the bar/you’re damn right/it’s better than yours.   I really didn’t want to do that as much as I had to do that. This is a delicious hazy IPA. Heaps of fruity hop flavours. Subtle carbonation and very, very … Continue reading Five Barrel Brewing – Milkshake IPA

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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

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