New Beer Releases: May

May 27th

Walls and Windmills | White Bay Beer Co.

White Bay Beer Co. has released a new hazy pale ale called Walls and Windmills (5.4% abv). Brewed with a combination of German and New Zealand grown hops, this release is available online now.

Build a Bridge & Devil’s Dance Floor | Hop Nation Brewing Co.

Hop Nation Brewing Co. has announced two new releases.

Build a Bridge (6.2% abv) is a New Zealand IPA that has tropical notes of lychee and mango.



Devil’s Dance Floor (7.8% abv) is a Salted Caramel Double Red Ale brewed with Sabro Cryo, Mosaic, Amarillo and Eclipse hops.

Both of these releases are available online now.

Athena’s Courage Scotch Ale | Helios Brewing Co.

Helios Brewing Co. has released its Athena’s Courage Scotch Ale (4.8% abv) on tap and in cans. An Export Scottish ale, this beer “brings sweet malts to the palate, smoked caramel aromas to the nose and is bittered for balance”.

Find this beer online or via the Helios’ taproom from today.

Chipmunk | Dainton Beer

Dainton Beer has released a chocolate hazelnut porter called Chipmunk (6% abv).

Find this release online now.

Brekky Scroll Pastry Stout | Beerfarm

Beerfarm has released an Imperial Pastry Stout called Brekky Scroll Pastry Stout (9.5% abv) brewed with over 70kg of specialty coffee beans from Stomp Coffee.

This release is available to pre-order now, with the beer officially hitting shelves on Friday, 10th June.

Tamepunk | Bodriggy Brewing Co. x Pink Boots

Bodriggy Brewing Co. has collaborated with Pink Boots on a 10 year anniversary edition limited release.

Tamepunk (6.5% abv) is a West Coast IPA brewed with 2022 Pink Boots Hop Blend from Yakima Chief Hops and premium German malt provided by Cryer Malt.

This new beer is available online now.

Red Ale | Shelter Brewing Co.

Shelter Brewing Co. has announced that its Red Ale (5.5% abv) has now been canned.

The Red Ale beer is “smooth with notes of caramel, coffee and dried fruit,” according to the brewer.

This release is available online and at bars and bottle shops across Perth and the South West.

Pina Colada | Hard FIZZ

Hard FIZZ has released a Pina Colada flavour (4% abv) of its seltzer, which is available at its Gold Coast brewery, FIZZ HQ and Gold Coast restaurant Justin Lane.

May 20th

The Darkness | Wayward Brewing Co.

Wayward Brewing Co. has released The Darkness (5% abv) as its limited release for May.

This Oatmeal Stout has flavours of chocolate and coffee, and is available online now.

Daedalus | Helios Brewing Co.

Helios Brewing Co. has released Daedalus (8.5% abv), a dry hopped Double IPA interpretation of the East Coast variety which was brewed with Galaxy as a stand alone hop.

This release is available online now.

Jetstar 18th Birthday Drinks | Hop Nation Brewing Co.

Hop Nation Brewing Co. has collaborated with Jetstar to commemorate the airlie’s 18th birthday.

The custom made Jetstar 18th Birthday Drinks are alcoholic seltzers (4.5% abv) and include flavours titled Melbourne, Gold Coast, Bali and Queenstown.

The range is available to purchase online now.

Mega Hornet & Chair Force | Black Hops Brewing

Black Hops Brewing has announced its limited releases for May.

Mega Hornet (11% abv) is a Triple IPA brewed with Columbus, Citra, Simcoe and Strata hops.



Chair Force (6.5% abv) is a Chocolate and Coffee Stout brewed with coffee from Fortitude Coffee Roaster.

Both of these releases are available online now.

Multiple Releases | Rocky Ridge Brewing Co.

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co. has released various beers including DIPA The Shape Of Trub To Come (9% abv), Maple Coffee Milk Stout (5.5% abv), Chocolate Stout Rock-A-Block (5.5% abv), Salted Caramel Stout That is Correct (8% abv), Red IPA Dragon Fire (7.5% abv), Gose Enter the Dragon (4.5% abv) and Bourbon Barrel Age Chunky Dates (10% abv).

All of these releases are available online and via the taproom.

Native Series 8 | Beerfarm

Beerfarm has announced its Native Series 8 as a Quandong & Samphire Gose (3% abv) brewed in collaboration with Fervor and Badgebup Aboriginal Corporation.

This beer will be released on May 23rd.

Abbey Collabby 12 | Matilda Bay Brewery, Mountain Goat Beer and Moon Dog Brewing Co.

Matilda Bay Brewery, Mountain Goat Beer and Moon Dog Brewing Co. have collaborated on a new limited release which is set to launch next week at the Abbey Collabby event.

Multiple Releases | Range Brewing Co.

Range Brewing Co. has announced multiple new releases.

These include IPA Orchid Thief, made in collaboration with Bellwoods Brewery (6.1% abv), Dark Rice Lager Kogarishi (4.5% abv), Italian Pilsner Culacinno II (5.5% abv), Seltzer Sometimes Watermelon + Mint (4.5% abv) and DDH Pale Ale Cash Rules Everything Around Me (5.5% abv).

Find these new releases online.



May 13th

Man On The Moon | Good Land Brewing Co.

Good Land Brewing Co. has released a Chocolate Milk Stout called Man On The Moon (5.6% abv), which is brewed with cacao, vanilla and lactose.

Find this new release online or via the brewery’s taproom.

Mid Strength | Prickly Moses

Victoria’s Prickly Moses has announced Mid Strength (3.4% abv), a “crisp, full flavoured, mid-strength beer brewed using clear, fresh rainwater from the Otway rainforest.”

This is available to purchase online now.

Affogato Stout | Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery has announced the return of its Affogato Stout (5.5% abv), a “hearty & full bodied stout” brewed with locally roasted coffee beans from Sixpence Coffee.

Find this beer via Bright’s online store.

Get the Gist | Hop Nation Brewing Co.

Hop Nation Brewing Co. has released a new Hazy IPA called Get the Gist (6.8% abv). Light in colour and full-bodied, the beer was brewed with Citra Cryo, Idaho 7 Cryo, Sabro Cryo & Freestyle Motueka T90 hops.

This is available to purchase online now.

Milkywave | Local Brewing Co.

Local Brewing Co. has announced its limited release for May.

Milkywave (6.5% abv) is an Oat Cream IPA that has a “floral hop profile with added lactose to balance out”, according to the brewer.

Cherry & Fig Stout | Bodriggy Brewing Co.

Bodriggy Brewing Co. has collaborated with Birdsnake Chocolate on a new Cherry and Fig Stout (3.2% abv), which is available to buy online now.

Baltic Porter | Heads of Noosa Brewing Co.

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. has announced its limited release range with the first release, the Baltic Porter (7.8% abv).

Described as “a delicious marriage of chocolate, caramel and raisin”, this release is only available in 40 venues across Queensland.

May 6th

Sidewinder Passionfruit XPA and Sidewinder Lime XPA | Brick Lane Brewing

Brick Lane Brewing has released two new flavours to its no-alc Sidewinder range.

Sidewinder Passionfruit XPA has aromas of passionfruit, guava and mango. Meanwhile, Sidewinder Lime XPA has aromas of lime juice and orange oil.

Read the full media release here.

Counter Culture: Who Really Is Wayne Dubois? | Stone & Wood Brewing

Stone and Wood Brewing Co. has released its latest Counter Culture beer.

Who really is Wayne Dubois? (7% abv) is a Shiraz Sour brewed with Tettnang hops.

Read the full media release here.

Hazy Pale | Felons Brewing Co. x Sofles

Felons Brewing Co. has collaborated with Solfes on a new beer for the 2022’s Brisbane Street Art Festival.

The Hazy Pale (5.5% abv) is brewed with Idaho Gem and Amarillo hops.

With only 4000 cans produced, this limited release is available online now.

Phantom of the Calavera | Modus Operandi Brewing

Modus Operandi Brewing has announced a new limited release.

Phantom of the Calavera (6.5% abv) is a Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout and has flavours of cocoa, vanilla, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.

Riwaka Wai-iti | Lost Palms Brewing Co.

Lost Palms Brewing Co. has released Riwaka Wai-iti (6.5% abv), a NEIPA focusing on New Zealand hop varieties.

This new beer will be at this weekend’s GABS festival in Brisbane before officially releasing next week.

Balmain Velvet | White Bay Beer Co.

White Bay Beer Co. has released Balmain Velvet (4.9% abv), a Schwarzbier made with German specialty malts and Kiwi roasted wheat.

Find this beer via White Bay’s online store.

Freddie’s Fifth Amendment & Party Pants| Jetty Road Brewery

Jetty Road Brewery has released a Tropical Pale Ale called Party Pants (5% abv) which has aromas of mandarin, passionfruit and pine.

This will be available at selected Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Liquorland and First Choice stores.


Freddie’s Fifth Amendment from Jetty Road was made in collaboration with Freddie Wimpole’s & The Fifth Province. The beer is a 5.4% abv red ale, brewed with Northern Brewer, Centennial and Amarillo hops.

Brewed with an Ale yeast and multiple malts, the beer will be launched across the Freddie Wimpoles venues, Angus & Bon, and the Bay Hotel, on the 19th of May with a launch party at Freddie Wimpoles.

Stubborn Imperial | Bright Brewery

Victoria’s Bright Brewery’s 11.5% abv Stubborn Imperial Stout has landed for 2022.

“In light of the horrific Russian war on Ukraine, we have decided to drop the Russian name and branding from our beloved beer,” Bright’s marketing manager, Laura Gray, said.

Stubborn Imperial Stout 2022 will be launched alongside Bright’s best-selling Affogato Stout to the general public from 5pm tonight (Friday, 6th May) online and at the brewery.

Both will be available from retail outlets across Australia from next week.

West Coast Tour IPA – Oregon | Slipstream Brewing Co.

Slipstream Brewing has launched the third instalment of its West Coast Tour series with the release of Oregon IPA.

Pure Oregon malts are the foundation for this West Coast IPA, according to the brewers.

Coming in at 6.6% abv, it is hopped with Chinnook, Citra, Centennial, Willamette and El Dorado.

Oregon is a limited release and is available now from Slipstream Brewing online or at select bottle shops and venues.

Cold IPA | Philter Brewing Co.

Sydney’s Philter Brewing Co. is celebrating its fifth birthday with the release of a Cold IPA.

It’s a 6.3% abv beer, brewed like a lager and fermented like an IPA, using Eclipse, Idaho 7 and Galaxy hops.

“Cold IPAs are creating waves in the craft beer industry here and overseas and we’ve been keen to add one to our line up for a while now. It’s a cracker of a beer that is perfect for celebrating our 5th birthday with a bang,” said co-owner Stef Constantoulas.

RRAWWWGGR & Burnout Black IPA | Dainton Beer

Burnout is Dainton Beer’s new release, a 6.5% abv black IPA, alongside RRAWWWGGR Big Chewy, a 10.5% abv Red IPA brewed in honour of Star Wars Day, May 4th.




You can find both online at Dainton Beer’s online shop.


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