James Squire have just released a new limited edition Indian Pale Ale going by the name of Cabin Fever, a brew which presents a modern take on more the traditional style, when IPAs contained a higher alcohol content and extra hops in order to survive long sea journeys from London to colonial India. Cabin Fever is a strong hat-throw in the ring of more sessionable American-style IPAs, which is undoubtedly what the trend has been heading towards recently.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s not much of a surprise when we hear that Australia’s beloved White Rabbit makes a dent in the overseas market; the constantly creative and playful brewers have put out some of the best released in the past few years – not to mention their epic twin-brewery in Geelong with Little Creatures. Though this news deserves to be celebrated: White Rabbit White Ale has been named Champion Australian Beer and Best Wheat Beer (Gold Medal) at the recent Australian International Beer Awards, a competition which attracted more than 1,700 entries from over 320 breweries in 36 countries.... Read More | Share it now!
the cons of Winter are always balanced against the undeniable benefits that the colder season brings. Yes there’s a lot of rain, but throughout Australia there’s also plenty of celebrations, many of which have to do with food and drink. Sydney’s got Vivid and Sydney Film Festival coming up, Tasmania has Dark Mofo to look forward to, and there’s a whole bunch of food and wine festivals popping up over the next few months. Then you’ve got stalwarts like Little Creatures who have just launched a new Winter brew, adding to the successful Seasonal Release series with Fire Falcon Hoppy Red.... Read More | Share it now!
For the next few months a selection of hatted restaurants across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tasmania will be offering a very limited edition and Australian-first beer range from James Boag. Titled the “James Boag Epicurean”, the new premium range has been brewed especially for food pairings in fine dining restaurants, the result of extensive research in collaboration with renowned chef, Aria’s Matt Moran and awarded sommelier Matt Dunne. ... Read More | Share it now!
Bob Hawke, former Australian Prime Minister, has announced to opening of his very own beer brand, putting his name to the new Hawke’s Brewing Co., a Port Melbourne brewery founded by locals Nathan Lennon and David Gibson, brew. To celebrate, they’ll be rolling out their very first product, a Hawke’s Lager, across several iconic Sydney venues from today, April 6th. ... Read More | Share it now!
One of our favourite craft breweries here over at the AU is the consistent and imaginative White Rabbit. The sister brewery to Little Creatures, both occupying the same space in Geelong, have impressed with recent experiments like their red wine infused craft beer, so it stands to reason that this latest release is going to go down a treat. It’s a chocolate stout that’s been released just in a time for the Easter period, sticking to the brewery’s “Fermentation with Imagination” tag by partnering up with Pana Chocolate to make good use of their cacao. ... Read More | Share it now!
With a description promising a “slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash”, the Dunies Lager sounds like the perfect liquid to pour into your shoe and skull on a scorching Sydney day. What’s Dunies Lager you ask? Oh it’s just a collaboration from Newtown icons Young Henrys and Brissy lads Dune Rats, releasing ahead of the band’s forthcoming 11-date tour. It’s the result of a cheeky bet made by the Young Henrys crew who promised Dune Rats they’d let them toil around in their beer labs if the lads’ new album hit number one on the ARIA charts. It did; they did.... Read More | Share it now!
Tapping into the increasingly popular market of flavoured beer XXXX Summer Bright Lager have decided to go through a little refresh as well as add the very weather-appropriate flavour of mango to its profile. Mirroring the cleaner, more colourful design, the new flavour has been inspired by the typical Australian beach, obviously setting their sights on younger beer drinkers who are now demanding different flavours from the big name beer brands.... Read More | Share it now!
Pure Blonde has to this point been synonymous with beer; most recently realising a surge in sales with the introduction of their low-card alternatives after seeing a double digit decline in regular beer sales. In an effort to stick to these lighter alternatives the Carlton & United Breweries brand have now expanded into the cider market, launching a crisp apple cider with 60% less sugar and 50% less carbs than regular cider. ... Read More | Share it now!
When Little Creatures released Dog Days as part of their seasonal release series last year they were almost immediately flooded with praise. We sure loved it and the refreshing weather-appropriate taste offered by the use of U.S sourced cascade, summit, and mosaic hops with pilsner malt, carahell, malted wheat, caraRye, and rolled oats. It was a limited release though so when winter came around we knew we had to wave goodbye to these bottles; not anymore.... Read More | Share it now!