About The Beer
To celebrate the annual rugby league series between New South Wales and Queensland our expert selectors have hand picked a mixed beer 12 pack, featuring 6 beers from NSW and 6 from QLD.
Match fit and raring to go, this expert selection is intended as a head to head tasting box. You'll find a number of limited release beers debuting for the first time alongside brewery stalwarts that always guarantee maximum flavour whenever they take the field.
The selectors have really done their homework to make sure you've got beers from some of the best breweries in each state, from a session hazy pale ale to traditional lager and bold double IPA. The variety and unique characteristics of each is sure to make for a great match.
No matter which team you support this pack sure to be enjoyed by NSW or QLD supporters alike.
Let the best state win!
What Beers Are Featured?
The team squad features 12 different beers. Six are limited/seasonal releases and six are handpicked favourites from the brewery's core range.
1. Akasha, Romeo & Juliet Double IPA
But soft, what beer through yonder window pours? A brazenly tropical, fruit-forward elixir free of lingering sweetness, with a golden haze like young Leo’s hair, that’s what – a balanced yet powerful coupling ‘twixt East and West styles that’s anything but star-crossed!
2. Sunday Road, 24hr Disco Cold IPA
Put on your party pants, ready your dancing shoes and step into the euphoric wonderment that is this beer. A moorish medley of lightly malted and heavily hopped that has you reading this right now as you’ve boogied back for more. This time we’ve decorated with a sterling hop bill of BRU-1, Lupomax Sabro, and Cryo Ekuanot – to really emulate that disco ball hop burst party in your mouth. We’ve taken two classic beer styles, and married them to leave you with the best of both worlds: crisp clean bodied and hopped until the beat drops! Jump in, boogie down, and party on – Sunday Road style.
3. Mountain Culture, Schwarzbier
Our Schwarzbier pours out black with a ruby red hue but don't go expecting a toasty stout. This is still a refreshing lager, perfect for winter thanks to its malt-forward design that highlights subtle caramel and roasted notes with a smooth mouthfeel and balanced bitterness.
4. Batch, West Coast IPA
Of all the IPAs Batch has ever made, only one became a permanent fixture of the brewery - a testament to quality if ever there was one! Bright in colour, dry on the palate and thirst quenching in the extreme, wheat and pale malts compliment each other with nuance. Hops are added all through the boil and fermentor - Centennial and Chinook provide a generous base of juicy, chewy fruits, before Mosaic hops shine through with big hints of pineapple and tropical stone fruit. Balanced to precision, the bitterness in this IPA never overwhelms the palate. At the lower end of the IPA’s ABV spectrum, this beer is a faithful example of the West Coast style. High quality, precise, nuanced and fresh, this beer all of the qualities on which Batch prides itself.
5. Grifter, Pale Ale
A golden Australian pale ale with an explosive hop bitterness & aroma thanks to the use of all Australian grown hops - Topaz & Galaxy. Its golden haze appearance is due to being completely unfiltered leaving you with an ale of wholesome character. A clean American yeast strain and a subtle yet sturdy malt backing give this beer the depth it needs to balance a healthy dose of zesty hops.
6. Yulli's, Seabass Lager
Seabass Mediterranean Lager is a light, dry and clean unfiltered lager. Pouring a pale straw colour, the beer presents subtle spicy & floral flavours from NZ Motueka hops, supported by all Australian barley & wheat. Seabass is the ultimate refresher for any occasion, and is best served with most foods but supports light citrus flavours, salty cheeses and fried foods particularly well.
1. Range, Glow On IPA
Glow On is an all Citra IPA brewed in our house style which we've bombarded with Citra, Citra Cryo and Citra LUPOMAX. We've kept the colour and the body light and fresh to make way for a powerhouse of tropical flavours. Prepare to be smacked with melon, lychee and passionfruit in a glorious display of citra juiciness. The finish is fresh, zesty and immensely crushable.
2. Revel, American Brown Ale
Pours a deep amber-brown with toasty warmth and a smooth, rich flavour. We've loaded this one up, in true Revel fashion, with US hops Amarillo, Simcoe, Chinook and Sabro to provide a fruity and piney aroma with plenty of bitterness to balance out the malty body. One to be savoured!
3. Slipstream, Fruit Cart Cherry Sour
Initial sips of Cherry Sour teeter on the edge of sweet, before that signature tartness hits the tongue, delivering a mouthful of pure refreshment with an exciting, playful flavour. This is a juicy beer with minimal bitterness. It has a deep cherry-red colour, a classic sweet/sour balance and some lingering notes of cranberry and watermelon rind.
4. Balter, Eazy Hazy
Why use a stick of dynamite when a party popper will do the trick? Eazy Hazy brings the colour and spark while keeping things nicely chilled. Succulent US hops deliver lime, passionfruit and hints of coconut around a creamy, rolled-wheat base to balance the zesty bitter finish. Pull the ripcord on one without strain or stress. Your well-contained taste explosion.
5. Ballistic, Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout
Inspired by the deliciously spicy hot chocolate served in Mexico. The challenge was to take those flavours and apply them to a beer. We came up with a 6.7% Milk Stout brewed with cocoa nibs, lactose, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and 2 different chillies. The result is our tasty and moreish Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout. Perfectly balanced and unexpectedly drinkable!
6. Green Beacon, Wayfarer Tropical Pale Ale
Brewed to embody our unique Queensland summer, the naturally hazy appearance is reminiscent of Moreton Island’s golden hour glow. Bursting with lush tropical aromas of lychee, melon and passion fruit, Wayfarer exhibits vibrant fruit favours, a smooth body, low bitterness and a refreshing finish.
What else is included?
Access to the match guide (online tasting notes) for each of the beers, great for those wanting to know a little bit more about the beers. Simply scan the QR code on the themed ticket flyer included in every Beer Of Origin Mixed Pack.
Who Is This Beer Pack Perfect For?
This box is perfect for:
- Beer drinkers that enjoy trying different craft beers from a variety of breweries
- Purchase for yourself or as a gift for an avid NSW/QLD fan
- To take to a BBQ and share with friends/family
Giving This As A Gift?
- Free gift message available at checkout
- No pricing/packing slip is included with the order
Delivery & Packaging
This pack is dispatched within 1 business day of an order being placed or is available for Click & Collect from our Sydney Artarmon store.
Packaged in a themed Beer of Origin box this pack is perfect for game night. Simply order online, chill the beers down, slip on your favourite Blues or Maroons jersey and enjoy.