Shenanigans Flight Path: Dunkeled Edition 2017 6%
A mash-up of our 2016 Autumn & Winter seasonals, Flight Path & Malt Assault. A big brown malty lager with a late hit of American hops, & finished with coffee beans roasted by Marrickville's finest, Double Roasters
Malts: Munich, Oats, Chocolate, & Crystal
Hops: Topaz, Columbus, & Azacca
Other: Coffee Beans - Double Roasters Flight Path Blend
4 Pines Keller Door: Hop Hash XPA 5.5%
An Extra Pale Ale, hopped solely with the lupulin powder (yellow crystals inside a hop flower responsible for flavour, aromatics and bittering) of three of the most sought after varieties available today: Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic.
Five Barrel Imperial Stout 2017 9.6%
Aged for four months in a used Shiraz barrel, this stout is a smooth and rich sipper.
Heavy flavours of chocolate and coffee with a light plum and vanilla note. Delicious.
Kereru Moonless Stout 4.5%
A refreshing dry stout. Pours pitch black. A striking aroma of roast coffee beans and dark chocolate. Mildly bitter.
Kereru Yellowhead IPA 4.5%
Yellowhead IPA is a pineapple Session IPA that combines sweet, intense pineapple with fruity NZ hops and a light, drinkable malt body. An exuberant fruitiness brings the sunshine with an intensely aromatic nose of pineapple and classic NZ hops carefully balanced by a light, biscuity maltiness that lets the hops and pineapple shine. Serve at 5-8°C.
Kereru Guava Weisse 3.8%
Incredible, and just a wee bit fruity and sour. Try it as it is, or the traditional German way, 'Mit Schuss' (Barker's fruit syrup!! - just delicious!)
Kereru For Great Justice 4.5%
A smooth brown porter with lashings of wood-fired toasted coconut on the nose and in the mouth. Best served at 8-10°C to release the coconut character.
Bridge Road B2 Bomber Mach 7.0 10%
Bridge Road Brewers reached the 12th year of brewing in 2017. To celebrate we have continued the tradition of brewing a new yet bigger incarnation of the B2. This year we have stepped things up to reach Mach 7.0.
The recognisable combination of complex dark malts, fruity Belgian yeast characters and big punchy hops remain, however we have turned the dials up yet again. We hope that you have enjoyed part or all of our past 12 years as much as we have and look forward to sharing the next 12 with you, beginning with the Mach 7.0. Cheers!
Bridge Road Mayday Hills: Thursday 7.5%
Introducing Mayday Hills. The forth release in the range is Thursday! 100% Brettanomyces Ale fermented in American Oak Foedar.
A collaboration with local friends, restaurateurs and now distillers Rachel and Hamish Nugent, Thursday is the latest release in the Mayday Hills range. A dark beer base was designed to match the change of season.
The spent botanical from Remedy Gin in Bright were supplied by Hamish after distillation on a Thursday. The botanical blend includes local natives, including Mountain pepper leaf and berries, lemon myrtle and eucalyptus citriodora
Beer Here Hopfix 6.5%
The picturesque dense off-white head is dense and rocky and stays with you until the last sip of the autumnal orange/amber beer is finished. Floral, grassy and citric hops sporting subtle notes of onion and spicy malts competes for attention in the nose which leads to a taste of bread, caramel carried by a viscous body to the finish where the hops will prickle the throat with lingering bitterness.
97 Points on rate Beer
Beer Here Dark Hops 8.5%
Not really stout and not really India Pale Ale, but a beer combining the best of both worlds in one flavourful package. Dare I call it India Black Ale, Black IPA or even Cascadian Dark Ale? The type of beer is one of the newest styles, and was first brewed in the US in the late nineties. Who exactly was the first has been lost in history, but today it is a very popular style to brew anywhere in the civilized (beer)world. The beer is bitterer than the stated number of IBU’s would lead you to believe, as astringency from the roasted grains boosts the hops bitterness, but everything is balanced by big malts; but it not a sweet beer as a portion of white sugar has been added before fermentation drying out the beer as the sugar is 100% fermentable and will only leave alcohol in the beer. Dark hops is very interesting to cellar as it will change its character a lot with age. When young it is pungent and aggressive with hops, but with age it will become more mellow and more like a regular porter.
99 Points on Rate Beer
Amager / Santa Flora The Lady Of Cofitachequi 7%
Morganton in Western North Carolina, today home of the Fonta Flora Brewery led by its creative mastermind Todd Boera, who gives emphasis to using local Appalachian ingredients in his beers whenever possible. Todd’s vision that ”fermentation is yet another medium for creating art” is much more than just a phrase, it’s the actual ideology behind the brewery. However, what few people outside the US know, is that this area plays an important role in American history. 500 years ago it was a proud mainstay of several native American chiefdoms. Joara being one of them, neigbouring Cofitachequi being another.
This beer is named after the mythical chieftainness “The Lady of Cofitachequi” who is believed to be one of few – if not the only – female native American rulers. Taken prisoner by invading Spanish conquistadores, on an insatiable hunt for gold, this proud lady managed to escape and rejoin with her people. The invaders built several forts in an attempt to control the area, only to see them all destroyed and burned down by local warriors months later. Only one out of 120 Spaniards is said to have survived. The defeat effectively ended all Spanish attempts to colonize the area. The Lady and her fellow chieftains were again rulers of their own land.
96 Points on Rate Beer