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Korben D. Double IPA
IPA - Imperial / Double
Akasha Brewing Company
Five Dock, New South Wales
One of our very first limited releases, Korben D is the granddaddy of our IPA range. We brew this multiple award winning beer only two or three times a year to ensure it always goes out super fresh, and is consumed fresh, before it gets re-brewed. Chock full of classic American hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Mosaic), there’s big passionfruit and tropical fruits up front, followed by a gentle sweetness and then a great bitter finish which brings it home and ties everything together superbly. Korben is a superbly crafted IIPA which balances hefty ABV and hops with balance and finesse; a nuanced brute that showcases our brewers’ skill and prowess.
The Horses Head
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Sour - Fruited
Deep Creek Brewing Co.
Our springtime seasonal release from our Tiki Range of fruit cocktail inspired sours. Zesty grapefruit dominates this refreshing kettle sour, with a subtle Lychee sweetness giving an added depth of flavour. Get up and Hula with Miss Tiki!
Pale Ale - American
Moffat Beach Brewing Co
Moffat Beach, QLD
Our Social Jam is an American Style Pale Ale that is full flavoured, has a medium to light body, an enticing tropical aroma and a nice balancing bitterness. Most American Pale Ale’s have alcohol levels pushing up to and over 5% but we have deliberately kept the booze a little lower on this one so that you can have a couple without getting into too much strife. Australia has the perfect climate for session beers but we felt there was no reason to drink insipid flavourless lagers when we could make an easy drinking yet full flavoured Pale Ale.
Champion Session Beer, Independent Beer Awards of Australia (The Indies), 2018.
Pale Ale - American
White Bay Beer Co.
A plush new world pale ale loaded with Galaxy, Azacca and Sultana hops
IPA - American
With a 100% Australian hop bill this beer was unleashed to showcase the world-class hops we grow locally.
A well balanced but firmly bitter fruit bowl of pineapple, mango and apricot.
Hops: Enigma, Ella, Vic Secret
Replaces the Australian Psycho IPA with a tweaked recipe.
IPA - American
Epic Brewing Company
In the beginning, there was nothing. Then an impish brewer piled a ludicrous amount of hops inot a batch of beer. This zymurgical big bang is Epic Armageddon, an apocalyptic assault on your preconceptions and taste buds. It may be too huge for this fragile planet so enjoy this beer like it was the last one on Earth
Apple - In the Crumble, the Mighty Crumble
Sour - Other
Moon Dog Craft Brewery
In the crumble, the mighty crumble,
This beer is heaps alright.
In the crumble, the apple crumble,
This beer will heaps delight. A Weeeeeee…..
This Apple Crumble Dessert Sour has a tasty malt bill with a strong stewed apple flavour, delicious cinnamon and vanilla notes and a nice tartness to boot!
Midnight Barley Cowboy Hopped Porter
Porter - American
Camperdown, New South Wales
MIDNIGHT BARLEY COWBOY HOPPED PORTER is an American-style Porter; a hybrid between an Irish Dry stout and a hop heavy India Black Ale. Rich chocolate malt on the palate gives way to a dry and smooth finish. This beer is lightly smoky from the peat smoked malts with pine on the nose. A perfect accompaniment to desserts and an equally ideal drink for both hop lovers and dark beer lovers.
IPA - International
Black Hops Brewing
Burleigh Heads, QLD
Well, it’s a marvellous night for a moondance, an IPA with the sophisticated melody of Samba, Sabro and Strata hops. Harmonious aromas of juicy tropical fruits, coconut, candy and orange tangerine whisper and shine like smooth jazz soul.
The velvet malt body calls out with the rhythm & blues that only un-malted barley, wheat and oats can provide. Best enjoyed in the night’s magic or a lazy afternoon.
Doss Blockos 'Merry Jane' Pineapple OG
East 9th Brewing Co.
Strain #2 Pineapple OG is phat and juicy. This original gangsta has been hip-hopped to create a fresh hemp session ale with a punchy pineapple tang...
Take a deep breath. Inhale the tropical aromas. Feel the change in the air for as long as it lasts with our special edition brew, Pineapple OG
Stout - Coffee
Capital Brewing Co
Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory
Coffee Oatmeal Stout - brewed with chocolate wheat, roasted barley, dark crystal malt, tolled oats and freshly roasted Barrio Collective Coffee beans steeped in the mash finished with cold brew in the ferment.
KAIJU! Cthulhu On The Moon
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Dandenong South, VIC
The beer on the moon sucks. Ask Cthulhu - he knows the gravity's too low. Partial to an oxymoron, when he's thirsty he always reaches for a KAIJU! Black IPA... and destroys it.
Two-time gold medal winner at the AIBAs.
A complex malt bill, yet refreshing beer delivers layers of roasty flavors, coffee and panela, offset by a herbaceous hop profile.
Lo-Fi Citrus Mid
Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
Otherside Brewing Co.
A crisp, American-style wheat beer that is dry-hopped and infused with
orange and grapefruit for a refreshing finish. The wheat gives the beer body without adding sweetness, and the
bitterness makes Lo-Fi and moreish, thirst-quenching beer.
Stout - Other
Wellington City, Wellington
Aro Noir is a pitch black and full flavoured stout. At its heart is a blend of four malts, with Columbus and Summit hops, creating a citric bitterness and aroma that marries nicely with the roast malt character. Yes, it is inspired by the darkness of a Wellington winter in Aro Valley, but truly it is a stout for all seasons. Join us on the dark side.
West Coast IPA
IPA - American
Mr Banks Brewing Co.
Our Take on a West Coast IPA. A little less Bitterness than traditional with a Lean body for the Hops to really shine through. Tropical Fruit, Citrus, Orange, Grapefruit, passionfruit with a touch of pine.
Doss Blockos 'X' XPA
IPA - Session / India Session Ale
East 9th Brewing Co.
Doss Blockos X marks the spot to a treasure trove of tropical hops. Our XPA provides just the right amount of bitterness to balance out the malty goodness.
This is brewed for drinking.
Your New X.
Moon Dog Lager
Lager - Pale