Warm winters day. Sun shining. Perfect conditions to go down to old Henson Park and watch the mighty Bluebaggers, the Newtown Jets run around and drink some craft beers! Continue reading Beer, Footy & Food Festival at Henson Park, Marrickville.
They have a large core range of beers and rotating seasonal brews, and like what I’ve found in most breweries in America, well priced for beers. These guys don’t mess around with their flights either. 8 come in the flight! Continue reading Phoenix, Arizona
What I love about brewery taprooms in America compared to Australia, is they are full on brewpubs with plenty of sitting, a sports bar or music club feel and huge kitchens with a great variety of share plates or main meals. Continue reading Los Angeles, California
Canberra’s craft beer festival is now into its 12th year and it’s great to see that its expanded from the small gardens of the Mercure Hotel to closing off the back laneway behind the hotel. Continue reading Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival
Brewery: Alesmith Brewing in San Diego, California Style: Red DIPA ABV: 8.5% IBUs: 80 Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Rustic, Cooper red colour with a big head on pour that settles after a few minutes. Big sweet caramel flavours as this one hits the tongue. Malt flavours drive it on the back end with a hop bitterness to give this a complex taste. Great beer for cool, … Continue reading Alesmith – Double Red India Pale Ale
Brewery: Bentspoke Brewing Co in Canberra, ACT Style: Red IPA ABV: 7% Rate Beer: 71/100 Pour: Nice rustic red colour on pour with a good head that fades quickly. Slight roasted flavours with big malt and caramel tones. Nice balance of hops for a red IPA. The can says big and hoppy, and it’s differently got a big taste. Autumn is perfect red IPA season and … Continue reading Bentspoke – Red Nut
Brewery: Mornington Peninsula Brewing in Mornington, Victoria Style: Red IPA ABV: 7% Rate Beer: 86/100 Pour: Red on colour with tinges of brown or orange depending on the light. Good head that thins out over time. Crisp, hoppy beer with subtle rye and caramel flavours. A delicious beer that you could easily drink repeatedly. Good beer to have with some Chinese sweet and sour. Matches well. Continue reading Mornington Peninsula Brewing – Mimas
Brewery: Old Wives Ale in Victoria Style: Red IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 80 Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Nice rich red colour with a small slither of foam on the head Delicious example of a good red IPA. Nice hop profile, piney and slight resin. Great winter warmer. Easily to drink in front of an open fire on a cold August evening. Continue reading Old Wives Ale – Blood Moon