Beer News – News Catch-up

These articles have a bit of age on them but I still thought worth posting……… Wattle it be, Willie Simpson, 21 November 2006, The Sydney Morning Herald“There’s no shortage of aspiring beer barons around the country – but only one group has come up with a label as blatant as Sydney’s Barons Brewing Company. Good mates Richard Adamson and Scott …

More New (& fresh) Beers for January 2007

AustraliaBintara Pale Ale $3.00Bootleg Brewery Raging Bull $3.90Bootleg BrewerySettler’s Pale Ale $3.60Bootleg Brewery Sou’West Wheat $3.60Bootleg Brewery Tom’s Brown Ale $3.60Bootleg Brewery Wils Pils $3.60Bress Cider Brute $19.00Gage Road IPA $3.00Gage Road Pure Malt Lager $3.00Knappstein Reserve Lager $3.40Snowy Mountains Bullocks Pilsner $2.90Snowy Mountains Crackenback Pale Ale $2.90Temple Brewing Pale Ale $3.10 Rest of World333 Premium Export $2.40 (Vietnam)Chimay Grand …

Beer Travel – Emerald Hill Brewery

As we observed a good 18 months ago the Melbourne micro seen is starting to bubble. New Wave flag bearer Mountain Goat kicked off the Friday night drinks-at-the-brewery gig good while back and now South Melbourne’s Emerald Hill is having a go. Situated in a small warehouse on Ross St (see map) the set up is very simple – uncluttered …

Recent Tasting Notes

Bridge Road Brewers Chevalier Saison (14/20) I would have to agree with the sentiments of some respected Melbourne palates – this is a very solid effort and probably the best of the Bridge Road beers. Very lively head early but settles quickly to leave chunky lacing. Glowing apricot orange with plenty of haze. Nose has character; a mild salty note …

New Beers for January 2007

Ok, We have a bunch of new gear on the shelf at all 3 stores. We’ll post some PDF price lists shortly but in the meantime……. AustraliaBuffalo Brewery Dark Ale $3.80Buffalo Brewery Ginger Ale $3.80Buffalo Brewery Lager $3.80Buffalo Brewery Wheat $3.80Knappstein Reserve Lager $3.40Pomona Apple Ale $3.10Red Oak Honey Ale $3.70Red Oak Irish Red $3.50Red Oak Organic Pale Ale $3.70Red …

Cellar Notes – Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait 2004

2004 Vintage / Tasted Oct 2006 (14/20)Thin head, very clear ruby red on colour. A touch of bottle stink early but this soon blows off the leave cherry fruits dominating. Lots of tart and sour notes early to taste but settles to let some cherry and fruit peak through. Tart fruits underpin the palate in a rather unique fashion totally …

Recent Tasting Notes

Hofbräu München Oktoberfestbier (8/20) Macro like in colour and appearance. Did I mention that expectations are very low following a very poor showing of the Muchen lager? Anyhows……mild nose of stale malts, quite uninspiring. A bit better to taste with the malts stepping up a notch. Some nice sweetness early but unfortunately gets ovetaken a little with a stale, cardboard-like …

Cellar Notes – St. Louis Premium Framboise

2001 Bottling / Tasted Oct 2006 (15/20)Go the tarted up framboise! The is 5yr old example is full of vigour and has encouraged me to lay down a handful of the Timmerman’s to see how they look 2 – 3 years after BB. Outstanding lift on the nose; bright, powerful cherry fruit that is mostly likely bolstered through syrup. No …

Recent Tasting Notes

Struise Pannepøt (16/20) Medium brown and thin flat white coffee style head. Cooked aniseed and fruit cake on the nose. Expressive and powerful. Heavy palate with alcohol evident, together with a very nice coffee flavour. Palate is thick and powerful, although lacking some finesse. (e3.25 @ t’ Brugs Beertje) Buffalo Ginger Ale (5/20) Bit like Twenty 20 cricket really – …