I’m sure most of our [domestic] followers are no doubt all over it with the various Cross Breeds and Rare Breeds coming out of Mountain Goat. But just in case: they’re a series of collaboration brews and seasonals respectively. Their Hopfweizenbock is a Cross Breed brew with Brooklyn Brewery in the United States. You may remember Hopfweizenbock as the beer that the former OzBeerBaron helped create during Good Beer Week. His post and the notes on the label explain the […]
As a proud Queenslander I wanted to review a beer from a Queensland brewer this week to celebrate, somewhat patriotically, the opening game in the 2013 State of Origin Series. I had me some My Wife’s Bitter ready and waiting in the fridge but alas, Liam pulled rank and apparently already has dibs on a number of upcoming reviews for beers from the Burleigh Brewing Company (and probably for the best given Queensland’s disappointing result). Anyway, in the interests of […]
It’s the end of May already, huh? Shit, better get on with it. Today’s review is of another 4 Pines beer, after #8 and another hefeweizen, after #2. A hefeweizen is a traditional, unfiltered German wheat beer. It is normally associated with a strong banana aroma, which is a product of the weissbier yeast. They’re becoming increasingly common in the local market and if 2012 was the year of the IPA and 2013 the year of Belgian beers, I’m going to call it now […]
I’ll be honest. I did have to look up what a Kolsch was exactly. I can only recall coming across it once before at the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst. That time, was an Illawarra Brewing Koelsch and it went down pretty well I seem to recall. I also recall having had five pints beforehand so I may not have been in top form as a nose and tongue. Anyway, a Kolsch is a very specific type of lager from Cologne. […]
The radler is ein Deutsche concept. According to the font of all knowledge, it means “cyclist”. In English, a radler is effectively a shandy, a beer diluted with lemonade. As a cyclist, I can see how that link would work. After a long hot day in the saddle, a drink consisting of carbs, water and a bit of booze to loosen the muscles seems ideal. The concept of ‘beer + cycling’ is endorsed by pro Laurens Ten Dam.
If you’ve never been, Burleigh Heads is an extremely nice, if bit-too-popular, spot on the Gold Coast. It’s also the site of Burleigh Brewing. The Brisbane Times had a good run down on the background of the company and where it’s heading. Meanwhile, I will probably remember Burleigh for that time I did a really shitty park job that pissed off a local bogan when I got too close to his penile compensation.