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Boatrocker Yorkshire Pale

Boatrocker Yorkshire Pale

In Boatrocker's case, they're not so much doubling as tripling down, with a sort of beer-traffic-lights trio of releases. And, while they're keen to highlight Yorkshire Pale's use of Fuggles, East Kent Goldings and Styrian Goldings hops and the malt character of the other two, there's plenty of common ground to be found in all three.

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  13/06/2024
James Smith

Black Hops Brewing Nelson Valley Hazy IPA

Black Hops Brewing Nelson Valley Hazy IPA

Huge aromas welcome you to the valley: freshly squeezed orange juice (OK, it's time to stop fighting it and just embrace my newfound identity as a portokaliphile) with background passionfruit and lychee adding complexity. The first sip gives more of the same, delivered with a soft wheat malt character and easygoing dryness, with the Motueka and Riwaka hops bringing in more layers of their citrus and tropicals as you keep drinking.

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  12/06/2024
Mick Wust

Swell Brewery The Bommie Oat Cream IPA

Swell Brewery The Bommie Oat Cream IPA

The Bommie features a hefty malt profile of Coopers Ale, Vienna, toffee, malted oats, rolled oats and wheat, which is joined by equally hefty amounts of experimental hop HBC586 plus Superdelic and Citra Cryo.

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  29/05/2024
Matt King

Wolf of the Willows x Telluride Brewing Freshies

Wolf of the Willows x Telluride Brewing Freshies

Freshies is a dry hopped pilsner that features Australia's Ella and America's Strata hops that provide light topical notes, stonefruit, citrus and a floral touch.

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  29/05/2024
Will Ziebell

Otherside Brewing Vinyl & Redliner

Otherside Brewing Vinyl & Redliner

Returning Vinyl has more company than in previous years. The past month has seen a brood of churlish Western Australian dark hoppy IPAs hit the market, although it's something from which this black IPA needn't feel any pressure. Milk and dark chocolate malt meld with Strata, Simcoe and Mosaic hop influence, imbuing the whole as smoothly cohesive and moderately bitter.

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  24/05/2024
Guy Southern

Bonehead Hazy Shade of Winter

Bonehead Hazy Shade of Winter

Then there's the guitar playing vikings on a ship that form Hazy Shades of Winter. It's a hazy IPA willed into exitence by Galaxy, Luminosa and Ahhroma hops and Norway's greatest means of wielding soft power since a-ha: Kveik.

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  24/05/2024
Will Ziebell

CoConspirators The Spokesperson

CoConspirators The Spokesperson

The Spokesperson meanwhile saw CoConspirators team up with BentSpoke to make a beer close to both of their hearts: a double West Coast IPA. Featuring Cashmere, Nectaron, Idaho 7 and Centennial hops, if you let the figurehead speak you'll find upfront grapefruit with plenty of zest, floral bergamot and pine with a lasting bitterness.

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  14/05/2024
Will Ziebell

Feral Brewing Wingardium Luminosa

Feral Brewing Wingardium Luminosa

Wingdarium Luminosa is a scaled-up version of one of Feral brewer Owen Leach's homebrew recipes, one bestowed some of Indie Hops' latest via Australian distributor Bintani. And, although Luminosa's mother variety Sorachi Ace may be triggering for some - not this writer, mind you - the evidence here is a bright, tropical, citrus affair with support from Strata and Simcoe.

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  07/05/2024

Sunday Road Sunseeker Red IPA

Sunday Road Sunseeker Red IPA

We've written about Sunseeker Red IPA before - right back near when Sunday Road first opened, in fact - but the dang thing keeps on evolving. The malt bill now features Specialty Weyermann CaraRed and CaraAroma along with malted oats for a lovely mouthfeel.

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  23/04/2024

SixTwelve x BeerNoEvil Head Crusher

SixTwelve x BeerNoEvil Head Crusher

St Agnes-based SixTwelve Brewing have teamed up with Beer No Evil from Lonsdale to create an all-Adelaide collab of real heft. Old school hops Centennial and Chinook lead the charge in this 10.1 percent ABV triple West Coast IPA, with some Citra Spectrum (a liquid form of hops) and late additions of Strata chiming in as well. 

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  09/04/2024
Matt King

Hargreaves Hill Hazy Double IPA Citrus

Hargreaves Hill Hazy Double IPA Citrus

Hazy Double IPA Citrus is heavily hopped with Citra and Strata while natural lemon and lime juice further encourage the fruit notes to really shine.

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  09/04/2024
Will Ziebell

Little Bang Safe Space

Little Bang Safe Space

If you’re going to conduct an experiment, why not do it with some double IPAs? That’s the approach taken by Little Bang, whose...

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  04/04/2024
Will Ziebell

Slipstream Jetsetter New Zealand Hazy IPA

Slipstream Jetsetter New Zealand Hazy IPA

Jetsetter New Zealand Hazy IPA follows the first of the globe-hopping hazies, this time travelling...

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  02/04/2024
Mick Wust

Drinks Adventures - How craft beer turmoil is impacting supplier Bintani

Drinks Adventures - How craft beer turmoil is impacting supplier Bintani

In this episode I'm joined by Dale Meddings, joint CEO of Bintani, Australia's leading supplier of brewing and distilling ingredients, and a long-term sponsor of the Drinks Dale shares with us the impact this brewing industry turmoil has been having on his business, and we get a health check on the emerging craft spirits sector. Dale reveals what are some of the hottest ingredients currently on the market that will shape the drinks of the future. And you'll hear why, in spite of everything that's going on, he is still optimistic about the future of independent brewing in Australia.

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  28/03/2024
James Atkinson

Brewing With Tradition: Wheat Beer's Rich History & Modern Appeal

Brewing With Tradition: Wheat Beer's Rich History & Modern Appeal

Classic wheat beers like Weissbier and Witbier are few and far between in Australia, at times polarising consumer tastes. Newer styles like American Wheat and...

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  20/03/2024
Briony Liebich

Good Land Brewing Under & Over

Good Land Brewing Under & Over

Under & Over is a collab with the latter of those that saw one of Jimmy’s old brewing collabs pop into...

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  19/03/2024
Will Ziebell

King Road Brewing NZ Cold IPA

King Road Brewing NZ Cold IPA

King Road’s fondness for using Strata hops has been well documented over their rise to recognition as one of WA's best and most...

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  19/03/2024
Guy Southern

Cornella Brewery Electro Dude

Cornella Brewery Electro Dude

Cornella Brewery has been experimenting with Nectaron for some time. In late 2021, I wrote about Electro Nectar for the 

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  15/03/2024
Daniel Ridd

Sauce Nectaron Mist

Sauce Nectaron Mist

Pouring a cloudy yellow ombre with a steely, Saucey signature scent I’ve to which I've become rather accustomed, Nectaron...

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  01/03/2024
Benedict Kennedy-Cox

Blasta Superdelic Hazy IPA

Blasta Superdelic Hazy IPA

Somewhere in the midst of juggle of launching their gastrobrewery while building volume in one of WA’s largest production breweries, Blasta have found...

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  20/02/2024
Guy Southern

Brews News Week #451 Brews News' News

Brews News Week #451 Brews News' News

This week Ian and Sabrina discuss Matt's decision to retire from beer writing and close Brews News... Proudly brought to you by Bintani.

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  02/02/2024

Hawkers Beer From Yeast To West

Hawkers Beer From Yeast To West

Hawkers Beer have set their sights on all things yeast for their first Experimental Series release of 2024. Starting off with the most...

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  30/01/2024
Will Ziebell

White Bay Beer Co Light Pillars & On Middle Earth

White Bay Beer Co Light Pillars & On Middle Earth

Light Pillars is a pretty faithful take on the NZ pilsner style, eschewing the ubiquitous newer...

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  29/01/2024
James Smith

Bright Brewery Pūteketeke

Bright Brewery Pūteketeke

Just as the bird is a figure of New Zealand, the lager perfectly encapsulates the best of the country’s hops, with the aromatics and...

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  22/01/2024
Will Ziebell

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