New Beers

Barely a day goes by without another seasonal or one-off special flying out of an Australian brewery. We'll do our best to tell you what’s coming when, where it’s going and – where possible – what it tastes like before it goes on sale. Be aware, however, that just because a venue’s getting a beer doesn’t mean they’ve tapped it straight away so maybe check it's pouring first.

Hope Brewhouse Raspberry Sour

Tapped November 1st, 2017
For one of its spring seasonals, Hope brought in some fresh seasonal fruit and added a heap of raspberries to a gently soured Berliner weisse base beer. The result is a beer that's bright pink in colour and serves up some soft raspberry aromas and flavours, not to mention a touch of tartness, atop its lightly acidic underbelly. Delicate, fruity and refreshing.… Read more
Style
Raspberry Berliner Weisse
Strength
3.8%

Hope Brewhouse Super Juicy NEIPA

Tapped November 1st, 2017
If you're a brewer with hoppy beers on your roster and you didn't release a NEIPA in 2017, were you paying attention? Of course, not everyone jumped aboard the haze craze, but those who did – and got things right – were frequently rewarded by eager punters. Hope's Super Juicy arrived in late spring, presenting with the cloudiness you'd expect in an otherwise very pale pale ale. The brewers added lupulin powder – or hop hash – for its ability to deliver an intense hoppy punch, with the result… Read more
Style
NEIPA
Strength
7.2%

Bruny Island Beer Co Saison D'Entrecasteaux

Tapped November 1st, 2017
When you're a farm based brewery that loves to showcase your home state's farming produce, it makes sense to brew farmhouse style ales like saisons. This one takes its name from French explorer Admiral Bruni D’Entrecasteaux, whose expedition charted the Bruny Island area in 1792. As with many Bruny Island beers, it uses raw barley and wheat grown in fields overlooking the D'Entrecasteaux Channel on North Bruny, as well as Tasmanian grown Helga, Willamette and HPA-035 hops. Completing the picture… Read more
Style
Saison
Strength
6.5%

Bruny Island Beer Co & Bucket Boys 99 Oysters

Tapped November 1st, 2017
When making their rare appearances in beer, oysters tend to crop up in stouts more often than any other beer style. Yet, given their salty, briny nature, you can understand their appeal to brewers of the salty, sour gose style. That's where the brewers from Bruny Island and Sydney's Bucket Boys decided to head for their first collaboration, enlisting Get Shucked to supply 99 oysters pulled fresh from the ocean just 500m from the brewery. The bivalves came late to the piece, following a spot of kettle… Read more
Style
Oyster Gose
Strength
5.8%

3 Ravens Acid

Tapped October 30th, 2017
With 3 Ravens and Mash Brewing having been through a process of consciously uncoupling, there's been an opportunity for the former to launch its own line of Berliner Weisse style beers. Previously, Ravens head brewer Brendan O'Sullivan's passion for such beers was satisfied via the Wizz Fizz range under the Mash banner; now, it's time for a new collection going under the simple title: "ACID". This first release comes unadorned, free from any fruit or other additions we expect to see down… Read more

Batch Brewing Co Summer Farmhouse / Zonnebeke India Saison

Tapped October 27th, 2017
In time for spring, Batch has brought a couple of saisons to the table. The first is, somewhat ironically, the Summer Farmhouse, a pale, light and lively little wee number that harks back to the original intention of the style: to be a quencher at the end of a long hard day toiling in the farms and fields of France and Belgium. It’s a very clean beer with a soft yeast character that wakes up and rises forth as you let the beer warm – though don’t let it warm too much; this is meant as a refreshing… Read more
Style
Saison / India Saison
Strength
4.1% / 7.1%

Hawkers Beer XPA

Tapped October 26th, 2017
As summer 2017 approaches, Hawkers Beer has entered the ever busier world of cans. And, in christening its canning line, the Reservoir brewery has also entered the ever busier world of XPAs; for a style that was the focus of much debate as to what it actually meant/was/should be not too long ago (maybe still is now), it's sure proving rather popular. This XPA will be the first of a number of Hawkers beers to appear in cans, with a West Coast IPA to follow. As for what the X, P and A stand for in… Read more
Style
XPA
Strength
4.6%

Hawthorn Brewing Brewshed Collection Saison Rosé

Tapped October 26th, 2017
Hawthorn Brewing's Brewshed Collection is the space in which they step outside the line and length confines in which they built their name with their core range beers. And for their spring 2017 release, they've stepped outside the beer world and into a winery in South Australia. There, they helped themselves to some Not Your Grandma's Rosé, a blend of grenache and mourvedre from old vines in the Barossa and riesling, gewurtztraminer and Weißer Herold from the Eden Valley. Why? Apparently, this… Read more
Style
Saison-Rosé Hybrid
Strength
5.0%
Bitterness
27 IBU
Stockists

Beer DeLuxe

Beer DeLuxe Darling Harbour

Far Side Beers

Hopscotch

And select venues in Sydney and Melbourne

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The Public Brewery Little India Session IPA

Tapped October 25th, 2017
The Public Brewery in Croydon decided early on to put energy into designing a light beer that would satisfy their desire to offer a sensible option over the bar while delivering an impact that would satisfy those looking for something approximating a bigger crafty beer. The Featherweight has gone on to do that for them, finding its way onto many a beer list as the light option too. And now they've come up with a mid-strength that aims to do similar, albeit ratcheted up a few notches. Little India… Read more
Style
Session IPA
Strength
3.8%

Bridge Road Brewers Mayday Hills Marmalade

Tapped October 25th, 2017
The Mayday Hills series of beers celebrating Bridge Road Brewers' local region is into its second year now, with Marmalade – beer number seven – continuing its simple naming regime. Marmalade features (no prizes for guessing) marmalade, specifically one made from oranges local to Beechworth by Jim Jam Foods especially for the brew. Prior to them being added, the beer went through the same process all Mayday Hills beers do – fermented with Brettanomyces in the brewery's large oak foeder. The… Read more
Style
Brett Citrus IPA
Strength
7.5%

Feral Brewing F-15 Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Brown Ale

Tapped October 25th, 2017
As the April days became shorter and cooler in the Swan Valley, a 6 percent ABV brown ale began a six month hibernation through the dark days of winter. This was no ordinary slumber, however, because this humble brown ale would be kept safe and warm in bourbon barrels from one of the most sought after distilleries in the world, Heaven Hill. It was awoken in October's spring sunshine, revealing an an elegant beer befitting the 15th anniversary of the Feral Brewing Co. Clearly, much has changed during… Read more
Style
Bourbon Barrel Aged Anniversary Ale
Strength
9.0%

Staves Brewery India Pale Kolsch

Tapped October 25th, 2017
When it comes to the sexy beers styles of the beer world, you’d have to say that Kölsch isn’t really one of them. Pale in colour, light in flavour, there’s little in this German variety for the average beer nerd to get excited about; it’s more often a beer chosen by those seeking something clean and refreshing or subtle and delicately balanced. But, as with many styles, pop the words ‘India Pale’ as a prefix and people will invariably pay a bit more attention. Now, it should be said… Read more
Style
India Pale Kolsch
Strength
6.9%

Stockade Brew Co Hop Splicer XPA

Tapped October 24th, 2017
When it comes to considering hop forward beers, particularly of the New World pale ale and IPA variety, there’s a small handful of descriptors that tend to pop up often: tropical fruit, citrus, pineapple, passionfruit - essentially anything that would go well in a fruit salad. These are all naturally occurring and abundant characters derived from the hops, but brewers on a quest for ever-punchier flavours have taken to adding the fruits themselves, whether juice, zest or whole, to enhance whatever… Read more
Style
XPA
Strength
4.4%

Stockade Brew Co & Cervejaria Dádiva Two Bridges

Tapped October 24th, 2017
For their latest limited release, Stockade has been doing some bridge building with the Brazilian brewery Dádiva. It stems from a friend-of-a-friend type introduction between the two breweries’ founders, where commonality extended right through to the nature of the way each brewery operates; both started as specialist contract brewers, making beer for others, before branching out and finding success with their own labels. Thus, a collaboration was almost inevitable. They opted to build their… Read more
Style
Passionfruit Session IPA
Strength
4.9%

Endeavour Helga's Last Yodel / Rauchbier

Tapped October 24th, 2017
Ahead of Oktoberfest, Endeavour brewer JB decided he wanted to get in on the action by making a German style of beer. But he didn’t just want to do a lager. He wanted an alternative. And what could possibly be a better alternative than an altbier? Well, perhaps two alternatives. So he made a rauchbier as well. The alt (meaning “old”) is a copper coloured ale with some sweetness and toasty malt characters that was conditioned nearer the cool temperature favoured by lagers, with the ultimate… Read more
Style
Altbier & Rauchbier
Strength
4.4% & 4.7%

Hop Nation & Frankie's Acid Head Super Sour

Tapped October 24th, 2017
There can be few, if any, venues in Australia that have taken part in as many collaborations as Sydney's Frankie's Pizza. Given it's a place where many brewery staff tend to end up late at night, it's easy to imagine how conversations could get started. Certainly, ever since they hosted their first multiple collaboration beer launch event at an earlier Sydney Craft Beer Week, there's been little let up. Among those making their debut at the 2017 Sydney Beer Week is Acid Head, the venue's collab with… Read more
Style
Hoppy Sour
Strength
5.5%

Batch Brewing Co. The Dank IPA

Tapped October 24th, 2017
After making its first appearance as the official beer of Sydney Craft Beer Week a couple of years back, The Dank IPA is back for SBW ’17. A double IPA, it is obviously and by necessity, hugely hoppy. The way in which they’ve pulled it all together you feel a real depth and density to the way it drinks; chewy, resinous and bitter with a slightly peppery edge. But there’s also just a touch of sweetness which helps maintain the balance – inasmuch as a big, brash and hoppy beast of a beer can… Read more
Style
Double IPA
Strength
8.6%

The Craft & Co Amphora Tripel

Tapped October 23rd, 2017
The Craft & Co’s Amphora Tripel is one of a few firsts for the small Collingwood outfit. It’s the first of the brewery’s beers to be released into bottleshops and also the first Australian beer brewed with clay to be bottled too. Having brewed Australia’s first amphora beer as a limited run for Good Beer Week, The Craft & Co proceeded to look for the style which could showcase the effects the terracotta pots had on a beer’s yeast profile. So, with Belgian beers known for their fruity,… Read more
Style
Amphora Beer
Strength
8.7%
Bitterness
43 IBU
Stockists

The Craft & Co

The Craft & Co Marzen

Tapped October 23rd, 2017
What better way is there to recognise Oktoberfest in Australia than by brewing a Marzen, the beer style most often associated with the world’s most famous Volksfest. The amber lager is traditionally brewed in March and lagered for months before being drunk by the litre9s) by the six million attendees at the Munich festival. While The Craft & Co’s take on the beer style may not be enjoyed by quite as many drinkers, there’s still much of the traditional about the beer. It pours a clear, dark… Read more
Style
Marzen
Strength
5.3%
Bitterness
23 IBU
Stockists

The Craft & Co

The Craft & Co Weissbier

Tapped October 23rd, 2017
For its second Oktoberfest release in 2017, The Craft & Co looked to one of Bavaria’s other famous styles, the weissbier to join the Marzen on tap. Created with a blend of two different yeast cultures and fermented at a fairly high temperature, it’s a beer primarily about yeast-driven flavours. Here, primarily that means clove, with a light, peppery spiciness becoming more prominent over time. While there's also some banana like character present, it’s restrained, adding a soft sweetness… Read more
Style
Hefeweizen
Strength
5.6%
Bitterness
18 IBU
Stockists

The Craft & Co

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