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Archive for February, 2009

1 April 2009. Focus on Australian craft breweries. Some imported’s will also be on show…keeping the locals honest!

The line up so far…..

Locals – Red Hill Brewery, Bridge Rd Brewery Beechworth, 2 Metres Tall (finally back on line!), 3 Troupers, Jamieson, Temple Brewing, Mountain Goat, 3 Ravens, Moo Brew, Otway Estate, Matilda bay, McLaren Vale Ale, Red Angus, Knappstein, Kooinda, Arctic Fox, Holgate, Bright,Brewery, Snowy Mountains…..more to be announced

Imported – Mac’s NZ, Schloss Eggenberg GER….more to be announced

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st-feuillien-triple

Simpy one of the nicest Triple’s I’ve tried for a while.  Aromatic hops, fruity and yeasty. The nose suggests a lighter bodied beer than it really is. This builds on the palate with soft citrus and  vanilla, spicey hops and rich malty body that almost peaks sweet then abrubtly freshens out, leaving a nice lingering dry finish. Recommended.

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kooninda-pale-ale1

The second batch from this brand new suburban brewery. Using mainly crystal malt this time with a small amount of Vienna malt for this brew has resulted in a more rounder, smoother finish. The nice, full, biscuity, toffee malt character is still there as is the brutal hop finish – slightly tempered compared to the last lot though. This is a very good beer and I really enjoyed the first batch with its’ edgy, wild ride. The edges have been smoothed out here and ride is just as enjoyable.

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