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November 2019 Beer Club Subscription Tasting Notes

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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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Passionfruit Smash

Passionfruit Smash Sour - Gose - Fruited

4.2% ABV

Stomping Ground Brewing Co

Collingwood, VIC

Cooks River Brown Ale

Cooks River Brown Ale Brown Ale - American

Matt Steele Railway Ale APA

Matt Steele Railway Ale APA Pale Ale - American

5.5% ABV

45 IBU

Yulli's Brews

Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW


Bigmouth IPA - Session / India Session Ale

4.4% ABV

25 IBU

Yeastie Boys

Wellington City, Wellington


Hornet IPA - American

6% ABV

60 IBU

Black Hops Brewing

Burleigh Heads, QLD

Bright Lager

Bright Lager Lager - Euro Pale

4.7% ABV

Bright Brewery

Bright, VIC

The Kalash (2019)

The Kalash (2019) Stout - Russian Imperial

9.8% ABV

Hop Nation Brewing Co

Footscray, VIC

Dad's Army: Van's Spiced Pumpkin Ale

Dad's Army: Van's Spiced Pumpkin Ale Pumpkin / Yam Beer

5.9% ABV

30 IBU

Yulli's Brews

Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW

Hop Smash XPA

Hop Smash XPA Pale Ale - American

4.4% ABV

Blackman's Brewery

Torquay, VIC

Mr Dark

Mr Dark Dark Ale

5.3% ABV

Molly Rose Brewing

Collingwood, Victoria

IPA On A Stick

IPA On A Stick IPA - American

6.7% ABV

40 IBU

Epic Brewing Company

Auckland, North Island

Sleep When You're Dead Hazy IPA

Sleep When You're Dead Hazy IPA IPA - New England

6% ABV

33 IBU

Ballistic Beer

Salisbury, QLD

Pale Ale

Pale Ale Pale Ale - American

4.8% ABV

30 IBU

Hawkers Beer

Reservoir, VIC

Camperdown Collective

Camperdown Collective IPA - American

6.7% ABV

60 IBU

Wayward Brewing

Camperdown, NSW

Strawberries & Cream Milkshake IPA

Strawberries & Cream Milkshake IPA IPA - Milkshake

6% ABV

3 Ravens Brewery

Thornbury, VIC

Petit Luna

Petit Luna Spiced / Herbed Beer

2.5% ABV

North End Brewing

Waikanae, Wellington

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Spiced / Herbed Beer

6.7% ABV

Garage Project

Wellington City, Wellington

10 Red IPA

10 Red IPA IPA - Red

6.8% ABV

Ekim Brewing Co.

Mount Kuring-gai, NSW

​Tiny Rebel Peaches & Cream IPA⠀

⠀Beer description: Peaches & Cream IPA!⠀⠀Does exactly what it says on the tin! Peach flavours from, you guessed it, peaches! The cream comes from sweet, smooth lactose and the IPA from the bucket loads of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe that compliment the sweet fruit flavours.⠀⠀This collaboration brew with the guys from Urban Tap House Newport [...]

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​BentSpoke Sprocket Summer IPA⠀

⠀Beer description: Crankshaft’s younger sister; Sprocket is a big and hoppy brew with raw, tropical fruit, sniffs and tastes.⠀⠀Sprocket features Mosaic lupulin powder, a new hop product that adds intense tropical fruit flavours, and then kicks in with further hops including Amarillo, Citra & Galaxy.⠀⠀This beer is gluten reduced. ⠀⠀Available online & in store: http://bit.ly/31TekhP⠀⠀Photo [...]

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​Dainton Stonefruit Apricot & Peach Kettle Sour⠀

⠀Beer description: Apricot & Peach Kettle Sour - When you have run out of ideas and coffee, bad things can occur. Lets be honest, no coffee is worse than no beer…… Anyway, kettled sour with peach and apricot. YUM, Not as yum as a McCoffee though⠀⠀Available online & in store: http://bit.ly/36mYWOe⠀⠀Photo by: @my_beer_story⠀

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​Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian Imperial Stout 2019⠀

⠀Beer description: Each year we brew Stubborn Russian Imperial Stout to help our comrades survive the alpine freeze of winter. This big rich brew draws on the old English tradition of brewing strong roasty stouts for export to the Russian Imperial Court.⠀⠀Available online & in store: http://bit.ly/3497cPI⠀⠀Photo by: @thebeercraftreview⠀⠀

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​North End Salt and Wood Oud Bruin⠀

⠀Beer description: In the East of Flanders there exists a tradition of making brown ales aged in stainless steel tanks until they take on a level of refreshing acidity and a delicious subtle fruitiness. Sometimes they then combine these sour brown ales with beef to make the famous dish flamande carbonnade. We brew our interpretation [...]

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​Green Beacon Windjammer IPA⠀

⠀Beer description: Our Windjammer has a deep golden hue and is boldly bittered via early and late kettle hop injections backed up by adding even more hops during fermentation. This dry hopped ale is a standout in both it’s up front bitterness, its spicy citrus aroma and its long finish on the palette. A powerful [...]

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​Stomping Ground Into The Wood Wild Ale Blend No.1⠀

⠀Beer description: ⠀A blend of three lambic-style ale batches from different years, fermented with brett and aged in pinot noir and shiraz barrels. Expect a balanced acidity, delicious funk and a complex dry finish.⠀⠀Available online & in store: http://bit.ly/2Ng34Xl⠀⠀Photo by: @short.hop⠀

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​Bridge Road Bling IPA 355ml Can⠀

⠀Beer description: Bridge Road Brewers have created their own take on a more traditional beer style - India Pale Ale, originally a heavily hopped beer developed for the long haul from England to India by boat.⠀⠀Fresh hops were added to the barrel and the alcohol was bolstered to ensure the beer went the distance on [...]

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​Epic Saturn V APA⠀

⠀Beer description:A special celebration release for Moon Bar, Newtons 5th Birthday, and the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.⠀⠀Available online & in store: http://bit.ly/2pJLz9T⠀⠀Photo by: @andrealaurie78⠀

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