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October 2020 Beer Club Subscription

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Tasting Notes

Full list of beers included in this month's beer subscription are below. Note different beers are included in different packs. This selection can also be seen at 

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SuperSonic DIPA - “Blood Lime & Mandarin”

SuperSonic DIPA - “Blood Lime & Mandarin” IPA - Imperial / Double

7.8% ABV

Nomad Brewing Co.

Brookvale, NSW

Freyja Moon

Freyja Moon IPA - American

6.3% ABV

47 IBU

Valhalla Brewing

Torquay, VIC

Party & Bullshit

Party & Bullshit IPA - New England

6.2% ABV

Garage Project

Wellington City, Wellington

Sky Rocket In Flight

Sky Rocket In Flight Red Ale - Other

4.6% ABV

Batch Brewing Company

Marrickville, New South Wales

Cluster 8

Cluster 8 IPA - Imperial / Double

8.8% ABV

65 IBU

BentSpoke Brewing Co

Braddon, Australian Capital Territory

Lemon Meringue PIEPA

Lemon Meringue PIEPA IPA - Milkshake

6.3% ABV

30 IBU

Two Birds Brewing

Spotswood, Victoria

Grain Dead

Grain Dead IPA - American

6.7% ABV

55 IBU

Epic Brewing Company

Auckland, North Island

Jed - Midstrength Lager

Jed - Midstrength Lager Lager - Helles

3.5% ABV

16 IBU

Yulli's Brews

Alexandria, New South Wales


Jucifer IPA - New England

6.6% ABV

8 Wired Brewing Co.

Warkworth, Auckland

KAIJU! Betelgeuse

KAIJU! Betelgeuse Red Ale - Imperial / Double

10% ABV

90 IBU


Dandenong South, VIC

Berry Big Birthday Beer - Double Raspberry Berliner Weisse

Berry Big Birthday Beer - Double Raspberry Berliner Weisse Sour - Fruited Berliner Weisse

7.6% ABV

Wayward Brewing

Camperdown, New South Wales

Canada Bay XPA

Canada Bay XPA Pale Ale - Australian

4.2% ABV

Akasha Brewing Company

Five Dock, New South Wales

Lagoona Matata

Lagoona Matata Sour - Other

4.2% ABV

20 IBU

Moon Dog Craft Brewery

Abbotsford, Victoria

Tropical Pale

Tropical Pale Pale Ale - American

4.8% ABV

Pirate Life Brewing

Adelaide, South Australia

Oaked XPA

Oaked XPA Pale Ale - American

5.5% ABV

50 IBU

Ballistic Beer

Salisbury, QLD


Rougey Red Ale - Other

5.2% ABV

28 IBU

Gypsy Fox Brewing Co

​Green Beacon Fathom Trieste Marianas Farmhouse Ale

⠀Beer description: Farmhouse Ale aged in French Oak ex Chardonnay Barrels for 7 months. Citrus, Champagne, oak, earthy funk, subtle spice, buttery mouthfeel a dry, tart finish.⠀⠀Available online & in-store:⠀⠀Photo by: @tim_beerstagram⠀

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​Brick Lane Revolver Dark Hoppy Ale

⠀Beer description: A dark beer with a bright soul.⠀⠀Midnight black with restrained roasty characters and a velvety body, bursting with unexpectedly bright hop aromas of candied pineapple, peach, pine resin and some hoppy floral notes.⠀⠀Imagine the hop aroma as a kind of Jungian anima to an otherwise peculiar old-man style of beer. Dark and comforting, [...]

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​Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam 2020 BBA Barleywine

⠀Beer description: Maybe you’ve seen him. Maybe you’ve only heard about him. He’s tricky like that, dear old Crunkle Sam. But a good time seems to follow him wherever it goes, also a bad ass bald eagle.⠀⠀Crunkle Sam is our American Barleywine that we revisit every so often. This year we chose to bring it [...]

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​Deep Creek Hop Gun Hop Oil Hazy DIPA

Beer description: We feel the need, the need for speed!⠀⠀So we fired up this hazy Double IPA with generous additions of steam distilled Hop Oil, adding a huge hop dankness to the juicy hazy flavours. Now Hop Oil can be your wingman any time!⠀⠀But beware your ego is writing checks your liver can’t cash.⠀Available online [...]

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​Jetty Road Nineteen 88 Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

⠀Beer description: Make room in your cellar for the Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout - 1988.⠀⠀In 1988 crude oil was Russia’s biggest import into Australia. Coincidentally it is also the year Head Brewer, Blake, was born. Whilst our Russian Imperial Stout shares a visual resemblance to the black gold, it holds greater value to [...]

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2020 Advent Calendar Beers

Couldn't wait to find out the beers being featured in our 2020 Beer Advent Calendar? While we're not going to give away the exact beer by each brewery, we thought for 2020 we'd give you the opportunity to see what styles and breweries are included. Check them out below.  If you don't want to spoil the surprise [...]

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Beer Advent Calendar: Frequently Asked Questions (2020 Update)

Our  Beer Advent Calendars have been extremely popular over the years, so much so that we have sold over 15,000 since 2015! We get lots of questions about our Beer Advent Calendars and so thought we'd write up the most frequently asked ones. These frequently asked questions have been split into different sections to assist you in finding [...]

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Deep Creek Re-Animator Cryo IPA

Beer description: Brewed for the 13th annual West Coast IPA Challenge at the Malthouse in Wellington. The theme was 80s horror. We took a load of cryogenically frozen Simcoe hops and re-animated them in this lively hoppy creation! Look out for the CRYO-Reanimator.⠀⠀Available online & in-store:⠀⠀Photo by: Beer Nerd ⠀

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​Isthmus Nimbus Hazy IPA

⠀Beer description: Rain from this cloud will shower you in a tropical fruit storm. Hops + fruit + haze and you’ll be singing in the rain as you drink this beer. It just goes to show that every cloud has a silver lining. First release of the Cloud Series.⠀⠀Available online & in-store:⠀⠀Photo by: @rocketwinslow⠀

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