Beer: 141/365. Beer: Farmhouse Red. Brewery: Robe Town Brewery @robetownbrewery Robe SA. ABV: 5.0%. Style: Farmhouse Red. From: direct from the brewery. Comments: pours a deep red amber. Lovely soft malt aromas. Very full and rich on the palate with some subtle sweetness from the malt that is then balanced with divine sourness. Quite bright and very, very enjoyable. I love the sourness of this one! From the Label: Farmhouse Red - a hefty dose of dark caramelised malt, full body, full strength, full flavour. All wrapped in a funky farmhouse twist....oh yes! Slow brewed the good old way.
Beer: 140/365. Beer: Cucumber Hippy. Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing @8wiredbrewing Warkworth NZ. ABV: 4.0%. Style: Berliner Weisse. From: @hops_and_vine_australian Comments: pours a pale straw with a very frothy head the hangs around. Definitely notes of cucumber on the nose with a hint of sourness. So bright and refreshing on the palate, flavours of cucumber and salt with a yummy sourness. I could drink this all day long! I love it!! From the Label: A refreshing, light, hoppy, sour and very fruit salad tasting beer inspired by traditional Berliner Weisse ales then remixed with cucumbers. Naturally soured by live cultures and hopped with American and New Zealand hops. Cool as a cucumber, dude.
Beer: 139/365. Beer: Wild Strawberries Brewery: Sailors Grave Brewing. @sailorsgravebrewing Orbost VIC. ABV: 4.8%. Style: From: @sailorsgravebrewing@gabsfestival Comments: These guys are brilliant. Have always been favourites of mine....and they brought one of their beautiful glasses to GABS for me...so best I fill it with their beer. Pours a hazy straw colour. The nose is fresh and tart. Beautifully bright on the palate. Vanilla, soft fruits and a gorgeous tartness but so well balanced. Just damn pretty!!! From the Label: Wild Strawberry Cream Sour. Kettle soured lactose beer. Early fermentation hops and finished with vanilla
Beer: 138/365. Beer: Vanilla Mocha Stout. Brewery: Modus Operandi Brewing @modusoperandibrewing Mona Vale NSW. ABV: 6.8%. Style: Stout. From: @nillumbikcellars Comments: pours a rich black with small tan head. Coffee and vanilla notes on the nose, with a hint of chocolate. The palate is smooth with initial coffee, finishing with the subtle sweetness of vanilla. The subtle chocolate notes become more evident from the second mouthful. A very well balanced beer, not overly big on the coffee bitterness and not too sweet with the vanilla, all the flavours just complement each other perfectly to make this beer a damn fine and very enjoyable drop. From the Label: A Vic Only Official Good Beer Week Release (2018). Coffee roasted by Axil Coffee. Choc, vanilla, coffee, milk stout.
Beer: 137/365. Beer: Finger Lime DIPA. Brewery: Collaboration between Stone Brewing Co @stonebrewing And NOMAD Brewing Co @nomadbrewingco ABV: 7.8%. Style: Double IPA. From: on tap @craftkitchenandbar For their Stone Brewing Co TAP TAKE OVER. Comments: well @craftkitchenandbar is my local and when I heard that tonight was their first night of the Stone Brewing Co Tap Take Over I thought I should really get down and feature one of these beauties! This one pours a hazy amber with a medium head that hangs around. Nice hops on the nose but still quite subtle. The first mouthful is creamy with some well balanced bitterness that doesn’t persist. Very clean finish. It’s definitely creamy without being sweet. The bitterness seems to balance it well. Way too easy to drink for the 7.8%. I could easily go back for another one.....but with 6 other Stone beers on tap.......Looks like I’ll have to come back, a couple of the paddles would sort it out!!
Beer: 136/365. Beer: Mayday Hills Raspberry. Brewery: Bridge Road Brewers @nakedned Beechworth VIC. ABV: 7.7%. Style: 100% Brettanomyces Ale Fermented with Raspberries. From: direct from the brewery. Comments: pours a glorious red with a creamy head. Berries and a funkiness on the nose. It’s very bright initially on the palate, this then changes to reveal a creaminess, and finishes quite dry. You can get some underlying hops, funk and a very slight sourness. No sweetness at all. This isn’t as I expected a ‘raspberry’ beer, much funkier and more beery. But I really like it. Perfect for the cooler weather where I think other Raspberry beers lend themself to hotter, summer days. The raspberries in this are very subtle. From the Label: This beer is an IPA that has been fermented in our oak Foeder with Brettanomyces and fresh local raspberries. We used an all pale malt bill and IPA hopping regime to create a solid base beer before adding 150kg of freshly picked raspberries from local Stanley grower Henry Hilton.
Beer: 135/365. Beer: Staircase Porter. Brewery: Bright Brewery @brightbrewery Bright VIC. ABV: 5.7%. Style: Porter. From: direct from the brewery. Comments: It’s cold and wet in Melbourne today....that definitely means a dark beer! This one pours very dark with a small head. Subtle roasted malt on the nose. Delicious smoothness on the palate with some subtle sweetness, almost toffee notes. This beer is so very smooth and easy to drink. It’s not bitter, it’s not overly roasty. It’s not too sweet. It’s just made to drink. As simple as that. That’s a yes from me! I will be getting some more of these babies!! From the Label: our tribute to the great London Brewing tradition, Staircase Porter is a decadent blend of dark roasted and caramel malts. Complex layered flavours of creamy espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and toffee combine with flowery hops to create this full bodied nourishing ale. True to tradition this Porter is all-natural and smooth on the palate. Named after the Staircase Spur, the steepest track to Victoria’s highest peak. It’s the kind of namesake this hearty porter deserves.
Beer: 134/365. Beer: White. Brewery: 3 Ravens @3ravensbrewery Thornbury VIC. ABV: 4.5%. Style: Witbier. From: @nillumbikcellars Comments: pours a very clear honey colour with a small effervescent head. Very yeasty on the nose. Quite fruity on the palate. There’s a sweetness that lingers. Quite refreshing and enjoyable. On the upper end for sweetness for me. I think I would enjoy it more on a hot summers day. From the Label: 3 Ravens White is an exotic ale, based on traditional Belgian Witbier. Sweet barley malt is balanced with tart wheat and spiced with coriander and citrus peel, resulting in a rich yet quenching Brew.
Beer: 132/365. Beer: 7 Bells. Brewery: Green Beacon Brewery. @greenbeacon Brisbane QLD. ABV: 4.2%. Style: Passionfruit Gose. From: on tap at @penny_blue_bar Comments: pours a hazy light straw with very little head. Definite passionfruit aromas on the nose. Big bursting passionfruit on the palate with such a yummy sourness. Really lovely lingering passionfruit on the palate. Refreshing, clean, and exceptionally drinkable. So, so drinkable!!! I really like passionfruit! From the Label: vibrant passionfruit flavour with a refreshingly tart finish.
Beer: 131/365. Beer: ISA. Brewery: Wolf of the Willows @wolfofthewillows Cheltenham VIC. ABV: 5.2%. Style: India Saison. From: on tap @craftkitchenandbar Comments: pours a nice mid straw colour with a good head that dissipated quickly. Almost a bit spicy on the nose. There’s definitely some funk going on, a little bit of sourness with really good carbonation. A very well balanced beer. I would drink this more often except for the fact that there’s another beer here that is more sour. But this beer is really worth the deviation!! From the Label: This beer displays abundant layers of new world hops whilst integrating the beautiful complexities of traditional Belgian Farmhouse yeast. The malt bill of Pilsner, wheat, rye and oats was carefully selected to impart a sweet, slightly spicy berry-nut flavour and deliver a deep golden hue. Oats and rye provide a viscous, medium mouthfeel that evolves to a dry crisp finish. Mosaic, Ella, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops provide aromas of fresh lychee, crushed grapes and dried mango. Moderate bitterness is supported by a subtle yet lingering mild pepper sensation. Refreshing and quaffable yet subtly complex.
Beer: 130/365. Beer: Squid Rising. Brewery: Mornington Peninsula Brewery @mpbrewery Mornington VIC. ABV: 6.5%. Style: A Stronger Meaner New England IPA. From: direct from the brewery. Comments: pours a hazy straw colour with a frothy head. Citrus and hop aromas. Very juicy with citrus notes, and some hoppy bitterness. A very clean finish with no lingering bitterness. A very enjoyable beer, glad we grabbed a few of these from the brewery!!! From the Label: #tinnage011 It’s Fat! It’s Cloudy! It’s Juicy! It’s Shatteringly Hoppy! Tinnage is a limited can release of Mornington Specialty Beer.
Beer: 129/365. Beer: Hey Hay. Brewery: Robe Town Brewery @robetownbrewery Robe SA. ABV: 2.7%. Style: Hay Beer. From: direct from the brewery. Comments: Pours a straw colour with very little head. It has quite a fresh aroma that is a bit tart on the nose. This beer definitely has a unique flavour but I’m not certain that I would pick it as being due to Hay. It’s so refreshing, tart and very clean. Still tastes beery enough to satisfy the need for a beer but it also ticks the boxes in low alcohol and tartness that makes this one a beer that I know I will drink a lot more of. I love it. From the Label: (tasting notes) A refreshing, low-alcohol, tonic like beverage made with lots of hay steeped in the hot wot. Lightly tart with a big Hay flavour and a touch of fruity hops.
Beer: 128/365. Beer: Heron’s Craic. Brewery: Black Duck Brewery @blackduckbrewery Port Macquarie NSW. ABV: 4.0%. Style: Irish Red Ale. From: direct from the brewery. Comments: pours a very dark brown with a reddish hue. Nose is big on the malt. Palate is very clean with good carbonation which keeps it bright. Nice level of malty sweetness with enough hoppy bitterness to balance it out. I would drink this again. From the Label: An Irish Red Ale creates for the wandering Paddy yearning for home. Water as pure as the driven snow and subtle aromas from the noble Fuggle hop set the scene of rolling green fields and stone fences. The caramel sweetness of the crystal malt builds up a delicious flavour profile. This is a little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and is best consumed from a glass. Enjoy this beer with a good Irish stew and a mountain of Colcannon. Slainte.
Beer: 127/365. Beer: The Dark Harvest. Brewery: Collaboration between Bridge Road Brewers @nakedned Beechworth VIC and Mikkeller @mikkellerbeer Denmark. ABV: 6.6%. Style: Black IPA. From: direct from the brewery as a part of their POSSE membership. Comments: It’s cold today, and I’m tired, so it has to be a dark beer....this beauty pours rich black with a caramel frothy head. Caramel, coffee and hops on the nose. The palate delivers an unexpected brightness, some toffee sweetness and a balance of hops with very subtle bitterness. So easy to drink. I’ll definitely have this one again! From the Label: Originally brewed as a collaboration with Danish gypsy brewer (and craft beer royalty) Mikkeller, we are recreating it again. A malt base designed to be full flavoured without any burnt or roasted notes, it creates a solid bed for the wet hops as opposed to fighting against them. Again for the dark we have selected and blended two research varieties. One of which has been used in a previous batch of the beer which we particularly enjoyed, with many noting a mandarin character giving the beer a big orange punch.
Beer: 126/365. Beer: Easy Rider Brewery: Riders Brew Co @ridersbrewco Wonga Park VIC. ABV: 4.6%. Style: Golden Ale. From: on tap at the Kellybrook Cider Festival. Comments: pours very Golden with a creamy head. Sweet malt on the nose. Very crisp and clean on the palate with some bright fruitiness and smooth subtle malt. So fresh, so easy, just a very very drinkable beer!!! From the Label: bursting with tropical fruit hops and soft malt aromas, our golden ale has tonnes of flavour with less bitterness for when you want an easy ride.
Beer: 125/365. Beer: It’s not Easy. Brewery: Riders Brew Co. @ridersbrewco Wonga Park VIC. ABV: 6.8%. Style: Golden Ale blended with barrel aged Shiraz pressings. From: On tap at Kellybrook Cider Festival. Comments: pours the most beautiful red colour with a big, pink, creamy, frothy head. Raspberry aromas on the nose. Quite big bright berry notes on the palate. Very clean, slightly sweet with a beautiful creaminess. This one definitely has me going back for more! From the Label: The Easy Rider Golden Ale blended with Shiraz pressings aged in oak barrels.
Beer: 124/365. Beer: Enigma. Brewery: Bridge Road Brewers @nakedned Beechworth VIC. ABV: 5.0%. Style: Pilsner From: Direct from the brewery. Comments: pours a clear straw colour with a very frothy head. Quite hoppy on the nose. Bright on the palate with big Hop flavours and almost a nutty finish. Refreshing and clean, this is a nice take on a Pilsner. I would definitely drink more than one. Very easy to drink! From the Label: Enigma new world Pilsner is our take on the classic pilsners of Europe. Combining tradition with the more modern approach to brewing taken by craft brewers from around the world. A light bodied lager heavily hopped with the Australian hop variety Enigma.
TTP had their first BBQ of the season w/ @justadd_beer! We paired the Miso Bbq Marinade W/ Guinness foreign extra stout for the wings and the Spicy Szechuan sauce w/ some Smithwicks Irish Ale for the hanger steaks. Absolute . @justadd_beer is the perfect addition to any BBQ, not to mention when your home whooping up some stir fry. Def a must cop situation. Our brother @fubzilla, #newmouthadventures#JustAddBeer
First BBQ of the season w/ @justadd_beer! We paired the Miso Bbq Marinade W/ Guinness foreign extra stout for the wings and the Spicy Szechuan sauce w/ some SmithWicks Irish Ale for the hanger steaks. Absolute . @justadd_beer is the perfect addition to any BBQ, not to mention when your home whooping up some stir fry. Def a must cop situation. My brother @fubzilla, #newmouthadventures#JustAddBeer