Newstead Brewing 3 Quarter Time Session Ale

Newstead Brewing Co

The first time we encountered Newstead's 3 Quarter Time, there was reluctance to give it a go. Not because there was any fear that it would be terrible, but because it was not long after 9.30 in the morning and we had a long day on the road ahead visiting breweries and venues around South East Queensland. We'd called into a Brewsvegas at which men were enjoying a brewing, BBQing and barbering workshop at Brewski.

"It's only 3.4 percent."

"Oh, OK then."

And weren't we glad we were cajoled into accepting a bottle as it's a mid strength that punches well above its weight, with soft grain, stone fruit and citrus aromas combined with an impressively full body and a tight, drying bitterness. Sure, we needed a coffee afterwards for the drive up Mt Tamborine and on to Currumbin Waters that followed, but we didn't regret starting the day with a beer. It's since gone on to win Champion Specialty Beer at the Craft Beer Awards, quite a feat for a small beer in a category that will have attracted all manner of weird and wonderful.

Style
Mid Strength
ABV
3.4%
Bitterness
35 IBU
Awards

Champion Specialty Beer at 2015 Craft Beer Awards

Name
Newstead Brewing Co
Address

85 Doggett Street
Newstead
QLD 4006

Phone
(07) 3367 0490
Open Hours

Seven days: 10am to midnight