FRIDAY 8th NOVEMBER
We’ve launched into the new month with a BEVY OF NEW BREWS… from DESCHUTES… ALESMITH… THE BRUERY… SLIPSTREAM… WAYWARD… NOMAD… FIXATION… MOON DOG… as well as a pretty bang-on new brew from the crew at HOP NATION. Back to basics with a beautifully executed classic LAGER… crisp, clear and refreshing with a subtle floral hop aroma and mild bitterness… and it’s CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Big thumbs up for the environmentally-friendly biodegradable packaging too. This is a must-have for your summer refreshment! And we’re doing it for a limited time at a very special price, so it’s an absolute must have NOW!
Friday 8th November Tastings
FRIDAY 15th NOVEMBER
Our fridges are ripe for the picking this week, bursting with NEW ARRIVALS ranging from crisp pilsner to barley wine and everything in between… wheat ale, wild ale, APA, IPA, juicy hazy NEIPA, mixed fermentation beer/wine hybrids, fruited sours, dessert beers, barrel -aged imperial porter and stout… it’s a real beer-lovers bonanza.
Check out the new brews from ALESMITH … DESCHUTES … THE BRUERY … DUNCAN’S … GARAGE PROJECT … EPIC … 8 WIRED … WILD FLOWER … HOP NATION … SITE … MOON DOG … RED HILL … SLIPSTREAM … BLACK HOPS … NEWSTEAD … to name a few.
We’ve even got ORGANIC, GLUTEN-FREE and NON-ALCOHOLIC beers.
FRIDAY 15th NOVEMBER TASTINGS
RED HILL STORE – SOBAH … non-alcoholic craft beer infused with Australian native ingredients. Come and try SOBAH FINGER LIME CERVEZA… LEMON ASPEN PILSNER and PEPPERBERRY IPA at Red Hill today!
COORPAROO STORE – SEVEN MILE BREWING from Ballina. Come and sample their exceptional core range, including one of the unanimous staff favourites… the SEVEN MILE West Coast IPA! It’s a cracker and a MUST for your weekend!
After much deliberation about what to brew and, despite Tony’s insistence that we should do a Brettanomyces-infused-fruit hazy lactose sour (what’s not to love, right Harps?)… we went with a classic West Coast style IPA. (Flashback Friday folks! Remember those!?) Bit of a hoppy blast from the past.
Jokes aside, anyone who does know Tony’s beer preference (or pet peeves!) would know he harps on about Brett all the time, and is definitely in the “Banish the Brett… Phase out the Haze… Sour is Dour” beer camp. It’s certainly safe to say, Harps is more of the “All hail the mighty hop” kind of persuasion. So naturally, we did pay homage to the mighty hop, in its most glorious form – a big hoppy bitter West Coast style IPA (please the boss and all)! Think Bear Republic Racer 5 clone. Tony harps on about that all the time too!
And of course, we TOTALLY planned it that the beer should be ready the week of his birthday..? *Wink wink … HOPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YOU HARPS!
That just left us with the deliberation over the naming of the brew… we’ve shortlisted the following top contenders…
- I’D LOVE TO HAVE A BEER WITH BRETT, COS BRETT’S MY MATE
- HARPS IS ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT’S HOPPY
- BOXER 5
- THE HARPINATOR
- SUCKER PUNCH IPA
FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER
And for some other LOCAL and VERY FRESH NEW BREWS … HEADS BREWING CO. of Noosa are a new addition to our range. And with their focus being predominantly on brewing and exploring different versions of lager, we imagine HEADS of Noosa are set to take the humble lager to the next level. Why drink Asahi when you can drink fresh, clean, crisp, lovingly and locally-brewed lager!? HEADS Japanese Lager and Summer Dusk Lager available at Red Hill now.
And while we’re on the topic of “Drink Local” and “Fresh is Best”… a few of the Craft crew were very lucky to be hosted by REVEL BREWING CO at Bulimba during the week. We were even luckier to be the first punters to sample their cracking new single hop release STRATA IPA, kegged the very same day! Doesn’t get any fresher than that, what a huge treat! BIGGEST THANKS to the team at REVEL.
Best news is, their STRATA IPA is just one of the special treats ON TASTING THIS WEEKEND, along with what is sure to be a festive favourite… STONE AND WOOD’S 5th COUNTER CULTURE release “LOVELY BUBBLY”… check out our insta post for more details on that bubbly brew!
Friday 30th November Tastings
RED HILL – STONE & WOOD BREWING new counter culture release – Lovely Bubbly!