James Squire will release what is being said to be their more rare and special beer to date, giving new life to one of the world’s oldest surviving recipes using 220 years old yeast discovered in the depths of Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck – Sydney Cove – which ran aground in the waters surrounding Tasmania’s Preservation Island in 1797. They’re unsurprisingly calling it The Wreck – Preservation Ale, and it has been brewed in collaboration with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery of Launceston and the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide.... Read More | Share it now!
Little Creatures are switching things up as we head deeper into 2018, giving their range a facelift with some experimental design. And though they have delved into a big packaging makeover, the brewers have had the good sense to leave the contents as is, with the beer remaining unchanged.... Read More | Share it now!
If you’ve ever stumbled upon Panhead Custom Ales in New Zealand then you already know that they are one of the country’s best when in comes to craft beers. They were sorely missed when they retreated from Australian soil with a year-long absence, but following a brewery expansion with the valuable backing of Lion, the Upper Hutt champs have re-entered the down under market.... Read More | Share it now!
Now in its second year, the limited edition Hop Father has become an anticipated annual fixture on the release calendar for legendary brewery James Squire. It’s latest iteration is the Hope Father XPA newly released and brewed especially by seventh descendants of James Squire, brothers Ben, Matt and Chris Cooper. ... Read More | Share it now!
Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig are renowned for their rich, sugary ciders which remain distinctive in a now extremely crowded market. In a move that seems overdue, they’ve finally decided to expand their brand into the increasingly common low-sugar game with the launch of Rekorderlig Low Sugar Strawberry-Lime, the first and hopefully not last expression focusing on less calories without compromising on taste. ... Read More | Share it now!
Known for their “Beautifully Swedish” aesthetic and unique approach to cider, Swedish brand Rekorderlig, take a big step forward with a brand new addition to their cider line-up. The newbie, titled Hard Cider, aims to take things up a notch, with 6.5% ABV which is much higher than usual.... Read More | Share it now!
Newtown locals Young Henrys and Irish whiskey icons Jameson have just taken their ever-growing friendship to the next level, joining forces to create the first Australian whiskey partnership for the ongoing Jameson Caskmates series. You guessed it – that means a special, limited edition Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition is heading our way very soon, building on the already successful partnership which last year saw the release of the “Craic & Barrel”, an Irish Red Ale from Young Henrys that had been aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks. ... Read More | Share it now!
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!