Beer description: Beechy Summer Ale is a beer that can trace its roots back to our first commercial brew, in the original brewery in Ben’s dads shed back in 2005. This original beer has evolved through the changing tastes of customers and the availability of exiting new locally grown hop varieties.
A nice easy drinking sessionable beer, it is perfect for hot summer days.
Beer description: Six String Home Brew Competition winner, Dan Koorey, won us over with this all Citra with a hint of Mosaic IPA. Huge tropical fruits and citrus flavour is backed with a similar aroma. A smashable summer IPA that has a nice bitterness to keep kicking.
Come down to Beer Cartel on Saturday April 7th as we open up our Artarmon warehouse and put a whole heap of merch up for sale - think T-shirts, caps, books, glassware and much more. Event details here: http://bit.ly/2BuLA5n
Everything is $5 per item and all proceeds go to Beyond Blue, supporting Male Depression and Men’s Cancer.
And if that’s not good enough, we have invited down Akasha, Batch, Philter, Sauce and Wayward to pour you some tasty samples of their awesome beers. We will have 6 pack and case specials on all day, plus Jackalope Food Co. cooking up some delicious Texan BBQ! There is plenty of parking and the event is undercover, so come down and grab yourself some kick ass merch, try some tasty beer and support a good cause. — view on Instagram http://bit.ly/2BZMJmn
Beer description: “We could build a Hop Cannon out of that!” - so a huge stainless canister was converted to take our dry hopping to the next level. For this American IPA, we stuffed the cannon with a #*~! load of US Hops and fired it into every batch - to let the fruits, pine and resins do the talking. Yeah - big and hoppy. Hops: Palisade, Centennial, El Dorado, Amarillo Malt: Pilsner, Caramalt, Crystal
Craft beer in Australia has absolutely exploded over the last 9 years. When we originally started back in 2009 it was hard to get 50 beers - these days we could access over 5,000!
With all that choice it does make it tricky to work out exactly what beers to stock. We only want to offer the best craft beers from Australian and overseas. To do this a lot of research goes into the beers we handpick which we think you'll love....
Tasting, Tasting Tasting...
With so many beers available we have the very difficult job of taste testing them to find those which will appeal. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. And the best part is unlike wine, you actually have to swallow beer to be able to appreciate it's true flavour.
Tasting definitely helps you sort out the good and the great from the bad - the hardest part is when you have to taste the bad!
Beer Rating Sites
We spend hours trawling beer rating sites to find those beers that rate highly. If a beer rates 90+ out of 100 on Ratebeer then this definitely one for the consideration set.
We also use Untappd on our website which can help you choose great beers. It uses a 5 point rating which can be simplified down to:
4 to 5 - this is a must try beer
3.6 to 4 - good quality beer which if you like the style you'll enjoy
3 to 3.6 - it you like the style you'll probably consider this an ok beer
less than 3 - don't bother
GABS Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers
The annual beer voting democracy to find the best 100 beers in Australia takes place every January at the same time as Triple J's Hottest 100 Music Countdown. This provides some sure clues to the best beers around, plus their
additional lists provide insight about up and coming beers worth stocking.
Listening to what you want as craft beer drinkers is vitally important. If there is high of demand for beers from you as consumers then it tells us that this is a must stock beer. We listen and stock accordingly.
The heart and sole of continuous improvement for any brewery is feedback from beer judges. It identifies the strengths and flaws of beers so that brewers can continue to refine them. For us beer awards also provide great insight into those beers that the judges within the industry think are fantastic.
Inspired by the slower lifestyle of our ancestors, who would gather local, seasonal ingredients to brew with, our 2018 summer release is a thirst quenching American wheat beer. Dry hopped with Galaxy, The Gatherer has zesty ripe fruit aromas and a fresh tartness from the addition of sour cherries, native Northern Rivers finger limes and river mint. The pinkish hue, hinting at its subtle sweetness is balanced with malt and wheat, finishing smooth and dry.
Country: Australia Brewery: Stone & Wood Style: Wheat Beer Format: 500ml Bottle ABV: 4.6%
Country: USA Brewery: Melvin Style: American Pale Ale Format: 355ml Can ABV: 6%
Hubert? I’ve heard of him. A friend of a friend knows him. Apparently he’s awesome, but we’ve never met. Well. It’s about time you did. Some would just call him an IPA, but we call him an MPA. The Melvin Pale Ale. A welcomed hand shake to your taste buds. Light, crisp, fresh and a little bitty bitter. Lets just say he won’t be that jerk that leaves you at the bar at 2am. He’s low in alcohol. What a nice guy….. that Hubert.