New Beer Releases: August
The latest beer and beverage releases from Australian and New Zealand breweries for August 2020.
All Together #2 and Red Right Hand | Brick Lane Brewing Co.
Brick Lane Brewing Co. has teamed up with Carwyn Cellars to release its second All Together beer in support of hospitality workers in Melbourne affected by the stage 4 lockdown restrictions.
All Together #2 is a 7.4% abv West Coast IPA with dank and resin notes with tropical and melon highlights, and will be available from the Brick Lane website from Friday August 28th.
Proceeds of every sale of the beer will be donated to COVID-19 Employee Assistance Directive (CoVid-19 E.A.D.).
Brick Lane is also releasing a limited release double dry hopped red IPA – the first of the brewery’s beers to be released in a 440ml can.
Red Right Hand (7.8% abv) is brewed with Chinook, Amarillo and Simcoe hops giving it pine, spicy and citrus hop flavours as well as biscuit and burnt sugar malt flavours.
It is available now for preorder from the Brick Lane online store.
Incubator Limited Release Mixed Pack Vol. 4 | Fixation Brewing Co.
In an attempt to brighten up the day during lockdown, Victoria’s Fixation Brewing Co. has released the fourth volume of its Incubator Limited Release Pack.
Each mixed pack of 12 features the following beers:
- Mighty Boy hazy IPA (4.8% abv), brewed with Galaxy and Falconer’s Flight hops to give it flavours of passionfruit, pineapple and peach.
- Incubator 100 juicy IPA (6.4% abv), a reimagining of the Fixation IPA in celebration of The Incubator’s 100th brew, with Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo and Mosaic hops, giving it intense apricot, orange, guava and sherbet notes.
- Blues for the Red Sun red IPA (7% abv), with Galaxy, Mosaic and Citra hops.
- Social Space oat cream DIPA (8.5% abv), with flavours of coconut, sherbet, lime and grapefruit from the use of Sabro and Idaho 7 Cryo hops.
The mixed pack is available from The Incubator and online with free same day local delivery on orders before 3pm.
Ginger Lime Sour with Spiced Rum | Lost Palms Brewing Co.
Lost Palms Brewing Co. in Queensland has announced its new limited release, the brewery’s second collaborative beer, a Ginger Lime Sour with Spiced Rum (6.5% abv).
The sour was brewed in collaboration with rum distiller Dead Man’s Fingers using its spiced rum.
It will be available from the Lost Palms taproom and local bars and retailers from next week.
Ogden Nash’s Pash Rash | Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Moon Dog Craft Brewery is re-releasing its all-time most requested beer, Ogden Nash’s Pash Rash (8.2% abv), five years after the beer’s initial release.
This will be the first widely available release of the raspberry candy imperial stout as well as being released in 440ml cans.
Ogden Nash’s Pash Rash is available now from the Moon Dog online store.
Cluster 8 | BentSpoke Brewing Co.
BentSpoke Brewing Co.’s popular Cluster 8 imperial IPA is making a return on Friday August 28th.
Brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial and Citra hops, Cluster 8 features tropical and citrus hop aromas.
It will be available from the BentSpoke Brewpub in Braddon and nationally through BentSpoke stockists.
Walk the Plank | Willie the Boatman
Willie the Boatman has announced an extremely limited new release beer with only 100 cases.
The Walk the Plank fruit and nut nitro porter (6.2% abv) utilises eight specialty malts, giving it biscuit, chocolate and sweet roasted notes. The beer also uses mixed berries and hazelnut and Nugget hops.
Walk the Plank is set to be released on September 10 but is available now for preorder online.
Rusted On | White Bay Beer Co.
White Bay Beer Co.’s new beer, Rusted On red IPA (7.3% abv), is brewed with a selection of American hops and Kiwi crystal malts, giving it citrus, vanilla and green mango notes.
It will be available from the Brewery Door on Friday August 28th.
Red Rocks | TWOBAYS Brewing Co.
TWOBAYS Brewing Co. has released Australia’s first gluten free red ale.
Red Rocks red ale (5.0% abv) has flavours of toffee, dried red fruit and brown sugar and will be available at bottleshops across the country from this week. It can also be ordered online.
August 14th and 21st
Avalanche Hazy IPA | Brick Lane Brewing Co.
Victoria’s Brick Lane Brewing Co. has launched its Spring seasonal beer, the Avalanche Hazy IPA (6.7% abv).
Brewed with Mosaic, Citra and Centennial hops, Brick Lane’s brewers said that Avalanche has characters of guava, mango and rockmelon with piney and resinous notes.
The first of its four seasonal hazy IPA releases, it is available now from Brick Lane’s online store.
Caudwell Stout | Otherside Brewing Co.
The Caudwell Stout (4.8% abv) is available now from the Brewhouse and the Otherside online store.
Baltic Uprising | Prancing Pony Brewery
Prancing Pony’s new Baltic Uprising porter (8.5% abv) is brewed with cold fermentation and lager yeast, inspired by the Baltic porter style, which proved popular with the dock workers and transporters of the 19th century.
This limited release has flavours of toffee toasted malts, dark sugar, dark berries and plum, according to Prancing Pony.
It is available now in Western Australia, New South Wales and South Australia.
Tiny Piney | Stomping Ground Brewing Co.
Stomping Ground Brewing Co. has released a follow up to its Piney Dancer IPA.
The limited edition Tiny Piney pineapple pale ale (3.8% abv) is made with lactose and real pineapple and is available now from Stomping Ground’s online store, the Beer Hall or your local bottle shop.
Sideshow Alley | Sea Legs Brewing Company
With this year’s Ekka cancelled, Sea Legs Brewing Company has created a Sideshow Alley-inspired dry hopped imperial sour.
The limited edition brew (8.3% abv) is brewed with Sabro, Mosaic and Huell Melon, giving it tart strawberry flavour with dry hop characters of tropical and stone fruit, melon, coconut and oak.
While it is sold out online, limited stock of Sideshow Alley is still available from the Sea Legs brewery at Kangaroo Point.
UPDATE: Sideshow Alley is now sold out everywhere.
2020 Barrel Aged Extra Stout | Hope Brewery
Hope Brewery has announced the 2020 release of its Barrel Aged Extra Stout.
Aged in reclaimed French oak barrels, the 2020 Extra Stout is available now from Hope stockists
Nocturnal Imperial Stout | Aether Brewing
Aether Brewing’s latest beer release is the 11.7% abv Nocturnal Imperial Stout, now available from the Aether taproom and online.
Huell and Oats | Capital Brewing Co.
Capital Brewing Co. has released its new Huell and Oats pale ale (5.0% abv), brewed with Huell Melon and Citra hops as well as oats.
It is now pouring at the Capital taproom.
4D Imperial Red Eye Rye | Dainton Beer
In honour of its fourth birthday on August 19th, Dainton has released a celebratory birthday beer.
The 4D Imperial Red Eye Rye (10% abv) is available now.
Oat Cream Hazy TIPA, Pavlova Sour Hazy Pastry DIPA and Best Coast Vol. 2 | Deeds Brewing
Deeds Brewing has three new releases this week, starting with the Oat Cream Hazy TIPA.
Originally called Quiet Deeds, the brewery has since rebranded as Deeds Brewing. In honour of its latest birthday, Deeds is releasing another Quiet Deeds brew as a culmination of its annual evolution.
The limited edition Oat Cream Hazy TIPA (11% abv) is brewed with Galaxy, Vic Secret, Motueka, Citra Cryo, Stata, Idaho 7, Mosaic and Simcoe hops.
Deeds’s second new release is another birthday beer, the Pavlova Sour Hazy Pastry DIPA (8.0% abv).
Pavlova is brewed with Mosaic, Motueka and Vic Secret hops as well as mango, passionfruit, milk sugar and vanilla.
The final new release, Best Coast Vol. 2, is a 7.2% abv IPA brewed with Centennial, Mosaic, Simcoe, Cryo, Chinook and Warrior hops.
All three new beers are available for preorder now from the Deeds online store for delivery beginning August 26th.
Hop Hero Strata Pale Ale | Slipstream Brewing Company
Queensland’s Slipstream Brewing Company has released another beer in its Hop Hero series, the 4.7% abv Strata Pale Ale.
Brewed with Strata and Cascade hops, the Pale Ale has aromas and flavours of a tropical fruit salad, passionfruit, mango, pineapple, strawberry and grapefruit.
The new beer is available online now and will be available from the brewery from 4pm on Friday 21st. It will be in Queensland bottleshops next week and Victoria, New South Wales and South Australian bottleshops soon after.
Kanelbulle and The S’Mores-Man | Wolf of the Willows
Wolf of the Willows has announced the return of popular The S’Mores-Man toasted marshmallow nitro amber ale and well as the release of a new Swedish cinnamon bun nitro brown ale.
Kanelbulle is the result of a collaboration with Mörk Chocolate and artisan cake house Söt by Mörk.
With flavours of organic Ceylon cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla pods, Mörk cacao nibs, lactose the 6.2% abv pastry brown ale is now available in Victoria. It will be available in all other states from Friday 28th.
Saved by the Brett | Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. has released a barrel-aged Brett saison.
What started as wort from a passionfruit sour transformed into a barrel-aged saison with the addition of saison yeast and brettanomyces.
The 8.0% abv brew is available now from the Bad Shepherd online store.
Dave’s Extra Golden Ale | Malt Shovel Brewers
Based on the classic golden ale style, Dave’s Extra Golden Ale from Malt Shovel Brewers has an added twist.
With extra Amarillo hops to give it an extra hit of grapefruit aromas, the 6.0% abv XGA is a limited release beer with an exclusive run of 40 cartons of bottles in collaboration with Club Brewing.
Dave’s Extra Golden Ale will be available in kegs from August 24th.
Hopefully Beirut | Hawkers Beer
Two weeks ago, on August 4th, Beirut was turned upside down by a massive explosion.
In a tribute to those who have attempted to clean up their city following the blast Hawkers Beer has released a baklava barleywine (10.5% abv) brewed with almonds, hazelnuts, orange blossom and lactose.
100% of proceeds from this beer will be donated to Beit El Baraka to aid efforts to rebuild the city.
The Hopefully Beirut beer is due to be released around the week of September 7th, but is available for presale now in order to get donations urgently.
Cashmere Cat | Wayward Brewing Co.
Wayward’s latest beer, Cashmere Cat Hazy IPA, is a 6.3% abv juicy East Coast-style IPA.
Brewed with Cashmere, NZ Riwaka, Galaxy and Citra hops, the limited edition Cashmere Cat has tropical flavours of mango, passionfruit and citrus.
Wayward will be releasing a full list of stockists on its Facebook page on August 21st.
Hazy 05 | Modus Operandi Brewing Co.
The latest release in Modus’ Hazy series is a bold, 7.0% abv cherry, coconut, cream brew.
Inspired by the atmosphere of amusement parks, Hazy 05 is heavy on the oat creams and brewed with Sabro hops. This gives it flavours of cherry and aromas of coconut, tropical and stone fruits according to Modus.
Hazy 05 is available from the online store and in independent bottleshops.
Medusa | Helios Brewing Company
Helios Brewing Company’s popular Medusa Black IPA is back as a seasonal release.
Launching on August 8th, Medusa will be available directly from the brewery or on its online store, as well as from the Hell Bound bar in Brisbane for its official launch.
Vanilla Slice and Viper Pit | Deeds Brewing
Deeds Brewing is releasing a pastry ale inspired by a favourite dessert.
The Vanilla Slice pastry ale (12% abv) is brewed with Warrior hops, vanilla and lactose to create a sweet, slightly hazy brew.
Deeds has also collaborated with Melbourne-based Venom Brewing to create the Viper Pit Hazy DIPA.
At 9.0% abv, Viper Pit is brewed with 100% Citra hops from kettle to dry hop.
Both limited edition beers are available now for pre-order for delivery from August 12th.
DDH Hazy IPA and Nelson Sauvin DDH SHIBA | Revel Brewing Co.
Brisbane’s Revel Brewing Co. has announced two new beers this week, starting with the DDH Hazy IPA (6.5% abv).
Revel’s take on the hazy IPA is double dry-hopped with Strata, El Dorado and Idaho 7 hops, giving it citrus and tropical juice flavours.
The second new release is a double dry-hopped single hop India black ale.
Nelson Sauvin DDH SHIBA showcases the well-known New Zealand hop and pours jet black due to the dehusked roost malt.
Both new beers are available now directly from the brewery.
2019 Vintage Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout Collection | Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. has announced the return of its 2019 Vintage Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout Collection, featuring variations of the original Alkonost brew.
Alkonost was divided into six different barrels, giving each 9.0% abv brew its own distinct characteristics. The collection consists of:
- Rusalka (aged in a Shiraz Barrel from Tellurian Wines) with earthy, rich and shiraz notes with hints of vanilla;
- Bukavac (aged in a Starward Whiskey Oak Barrel) with smokey, oaky and spicy notes;
- Vukodlak (aged in a Port Barrel from Buller Wine) a dessert-like beer with sweet raisin tones;
- Kikimora (aged in a French Merlot Oak Barrel) with smoked wood and cherries;
- Psoglav (aged in a Bourbon Barrel from Jimmy Rum) with charred oak and vanilla bourbon notes; and
- Todorat (aged in a French Oak Barrel) with poblano chillies and the late addition of habanero chillies.
Individual bottled can be purchased for $39 and the whole set is available for $200 from the Bad Shepherd online store and will soon be available at the brewery.
Pilot Hill Porter | Tiny Mountain Brewery
Townsville’s Tiny Mountain Brewery has released a new limited edition porter, named for the now demolished Pilot Hill.
The Pilot Hill Porter (5.5% abv) is available now, directly from the brewery only.