150 Great Australian Beers: Your guide to craft beer and beyond
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Do you know your porters from your pales and your stouts from your saisons? Are you a home-brewing legend or a draught devotee? Or do you think dubbels and tripels are just spelling mistakes? Regardless of how much you know about beer or what you like to drink, 150 Great Australian Beers is sure to have something to please your palate.
Join beer expert James Smith in his quest to discover 150 of Australia’s greatest beers, whether they are incredibly ‘sessionable’, perfect examples of their style, off-the-wall with flavour or quirky and experimental.
Complete with the fascinating history of beer in Australia, a breakdown of the brewing process, style spotlights and guides on how to store, serve, enjoy and match beer, 150 Great Australian Beers is perfect for anyone who has ever enjoyed a pint.
be launched at a showcase, was probably not the best way of ingratiating himself with his new bosses. He lost control and was forced to crash land, and had no means of contacting his colleagues. A search and rescue party was sent out and, ten hours after he was due back originally, he walked into the brewery, made his excuses and set about kegging the aforementioned beer. It had been a beer without a name, but was instantly named the MIA IPA in honour of his exploits. It was also a wonderfully
and Lobethal regularly collaborating with out-there Kiwi superstar brewers the Yeastie Boys. In the case of the latter, the beers have always been named after the respective brewers’ dogs, with the annual collaborations proving so successful they’ve had to buy more pets. Of Lobethal’s core range, the Double-Hopped IPA is the highlight, one that will hopefully be seen more regularly and more widely following 2013’s brewery expansion. Brewer’s food match Spicy dishes, such as curry Availability
acclaimed beers. But it’s the 44 that all the cool kids seem to be drinking around Sydney’s growing number of craft-supporting small bars. It’s not the most common of styles, and this is a no-holds-barred take on an American amber to boot, yet it appears to be on every other tap in the city’s best venues. What’s more, the people behind those taps, as well as seemingly half of the state’s brewers, are rarely found without a 44 in their hands either. Brewer’s food match Strong-flavoured foods,
more young brewers look to turn their dreams into commercial reality, they are seeking ever more creative ways to break into the industry. There used to be pretty much three choices: find half a million dollars or more and build your own brewery; come up with a brand and pay someone else to brew for you; or cobble something together from repurposed milk and cosmetic vats or tanks intended for winemaking. More recently, however, some have branded themselves as ‘gypsy’ and ‘nomad’ brewers – those
Availability Seasonal (September–October) Where to find it Quality bottle shops and bars in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland Brewery and cellar door location 88 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, Victoria Brewery website www.redhillbrewery.com.au Specialty Beers If there is a defining rule in the brave new world of craft brewing, it is that there are no rules. Every beer style created and recorded since beer’s very earliest days thousands of years ago is there to be plundered and