New Beer Releases: September

The latest beer and beverage releases from Australian and New Zealand breweries for September 2020.

September 25th

Danker Things | Fixation Brewing Co.

Fixation Brewing Co.’s Danker Things #3 is in the brewer’s classic style – hop driven.

The 7% abv beer is triple dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops at 14 g/L. Brewer Sam Bethune said that the hops were added in early and late fermentations as well as at the point of maturation.

“From the work we’ve been doing at the incubator I find this range optimal to get most extraction of the hop oils & flavour without becoming green/harsh/vegetal,” he said.

The wort itself is fermented warmer than usual at around 24°C to encourage increased ester production while the salt balance lends heavily towards calcium chloride to give a sweeter perceived finish and softness on the palate, he explained.

Danker Things started life as Fixation’s first beer to be released post-shutdown (the first time) and since then the Melbourne brewers have launched 17 different cans to keep brewers and staff working.

The label art on the brew was designed by Melbourne graphic artist and musician Adam Collins, and cans will be available from the Fixation’s Incubator in Collingwood or online.

Love All Pale Ale and Hopinator T2020 | Holgate Brewhouse

Holgate Brewhouse has announced the release of a new alcohol free pale ale.

Love All has the “sweet biscuity malt and fresh hop bouquet” flavours of higher abv beers while being less than 0.5% abv.

Holgate’s second new release is the 2020 edition of its Hopinator IPA.


Hopinator T2020 (7.5% abv) is brewed with Ahtanum, Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops to improve on the original 2008 American DIPA Hopinator.

Both new beers are available this week.

Smoked Helles Lager and Marzen | Sea Legs Brewing Co.

In celebration of Oktoberfest this year, Sea Legs Brewing Co. has released two Oktoberfest beers, a Smoked Helles Lager (4.5% abv) and Marzen (5.7% abv).

Both limited release beers are available on tap at the brewery and in 440ml cans to takeaway or order online.

Birdhouse Six-Pack | Two Birds Brewing

Two Birds Brewing has teamed up with Bird Life Australia to design a six-pack that doubles as a birdhouse, allowing quarantine birdwatchers to get #birdingathome.

The six-pack is available from the Two Birds site in a mixed beer and cider pack or a beer only pack.

The Eagle | Akasha Brewing Company

Akasha Brewing Company has a new limited release as part of the Akasha Project.

Originally brewed for GABS 2018, The Eagle Quadruple IPA (12.0% abv) is described as “sticky and full, exploding with tropical fruit and citrus”.

It is available online or from local stockists.

September 18th

NORT | Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

Jaz Wearin of Modus Operandi Brewing Co. is releasing a non-alcoholic beer under the new NORT brand, starting with a ‘plant-based’ Refreshing Ale.

NORT will be available from Dan Murphys, BWS and independent bottleshops nationally from mid-September.

Into the ‘Wood 2020 Edition Imperial Stout | Stomping Ground Brewing Co.

After being aged in Rye Whisky Barrels from The Gospel Whiskey Distillery, Stomping Ground Brewing Co. has released its 2020 Edition Into the ‘Wood Imperial Stout (10.5% abv).

Brewed with Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops, the Imperial Stout has notes of espresso, vanilla and oak as well as dark dried fruit aromas.

The 2020 Edition Into the ‘Wood Imperial Stout is available now online as well as from the Stomping Ground Beer Hall and local independent bottle shops.

Dolly Sour and Kenny Porter | Two Birds Brewing

Two Birds Brewing has a double release this week with its new Dolly Raspberry Sour (4.0% abv) and Kenny Chocolate Porter (5.8% abv).

Both new beers are available from September 16th on the Two Birds online store.

The Imposter IPA and The Agent IPA | CoConspirators Brewing Co.

CoConspirators Brewing Co. has announced the return of its The Imposter IPA (6.0% abv), brewed with Citra, Mosaic and Sabro hops and available from September 18th.




CoConspirators has also announced its newest beer, The Agent IPA (7.0% abv), with aromas of tropical fruits, stone fruit, citrus, berry and pine and flavours of lime, lemon and orange.

The Agent IPA is brewed with Cashmere, Amarillo and Mosaic hops and will be available from September 25th.

Pina Colada Sour | Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. is launching the first of its Summer Sour Series beers, a Pina Colada Sour (4.0% abv).

The Pina Colada Sour is available from midday, September 18th on Bad Shepherd’s online store and from selected bottleshops from Monday, September 21st.

Bloodzilla | Dainton Beer

Dainton Beer has announced the return of its Bloodzilla Double Blood Orange NEIPA (8.0% abv), originally released three years ago.

It will be available in bottleshops from September 17th.

Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout | Burnley Brewing

Burnley Brewing has released a new 9.8% abv Russian Imperial Stout, barrel aged for just over six month is American whiskey barrels.

It is available now online and in store.

Intergalactic Lovechild V2 and Photosphere | Deeds Brewing

Deeds Brewing has two new releases coming soon, starting with a continuation of the brewery’s Sour Hazy DIPA series; Volume Two of the Intergalactic Lovechild Sour Hazy DIPA (8.0% abv), brewed with Citra and Azacca hops.



The second new release is a collaboration with Sauce Brewing Co., a Hazy DIPA named for the visible surface of the sun.

Photosphere (8.5% abv) is brewed with Amarillo, Azacca, Sabro and Amarillo cryo hops.

Both new beers are available now for preorder online for delivery from September 23rd.

Cloud Series | Black Hops Brewing

Black Hops Brewing has announced the limited release of three taproom-exclusive IPAs:

  • Thunder Cloud Imperial IPA (8.8% abv), first brewed in 2017, is a tropical tribute to West Coast IPAs of the past.
  • Cream Cloud Imperial Oat Cream IIPA (10.0% abv), brewed with oat milk, rolled oats and hopped with Citra, Idaho-7, Mosaic, Amarillo and Centennial hops.
  • Acid Cloud Sour Hazy IPA (7.0% abv), dry hopped for five consecutive days, with a new hop each day including Idaho-7, Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra and Cascade.

All three IPAs are available on tap and in cans from the Black Hops taproom.

September 11th

Tycoon Release 2020: Feijoa NZIPA | Otherside Brewing Co.

Otherwise Brewing Co. has released its third exclusive Tycoon release, the Tycoon Release 2020: Feijoa NZIPA (6.4% abv).

As with all beers in the Tycoon series, this hybrid IPA’s recipe was chosen by and brewed in tribute to Otherside tycoons.

The hops give notes of lychee, orchard fruits and pine as well along with the late ferment additions of feijoa.

The Feijoa NZIPA is available now from the Otherside online store or from the Otherside Brewhouse.

U-Turn | Bridge Road Brewers

Brewed with Mosaic, Sabro, Galaxy and El Dorado hops, Bridge Road Brewers’ latest brew has flavours of tropical fruits and coconut.

The U-Turn Hazy IIPA (7.6% abv) is a limited release only keg, available on selected taps at venues around the country – a full list of which is set to be released this week.

HAZY IPA | Balter Brewing Company

Balter Brewing Company has announced the return of its popular HAZY IPA (6.0% abv), adding the beer to Balter’s core range.

Stockists can be found here.

Splice of Heaven | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

Moon Dog‘s popular Splice of Heaven (6.5% abv) is returning in time for Spring.

Brewed with Citra and Kohatu hops, the pine-lime ice cream IPA has flavours of pineapple, lime and vanilla.

Splice of Heaven is now available in Victoria, and will be available on the East Coast next week. It can also be purchased online.

Double Hazy | Akasha Brewing Company

Akasha Brewing Company has announced a major rebrand, and also the launch of the Akasha Project to “discover the outer limits of what’s possible in craft beer”.

The first beer launched under Akasha Project is Double Hazy, “A double-plus-good revelation of melon, tropical fruit and peach, the Double Hazy Mosaic IPA takes lush to a new level. Big-flavoured yet exceptionally balanced with just a hint of bitterness – from the first, silky sip through to the juicy finish – it’s one hell of a beer.”

September 4th

Double Raspberry Berliner Weisse | Wayward Brewing Co.

In celebration of the brewery’s 5th birthday, Wayward Brewing Co. is releasing a Double Raspberry Berliner Weisse (7.6% abv) to pay homage to one of Wayward’s core range favourites – the Raspberry Berliner Weisse.

A full list of stockists for this limited release will be available on the Wayward website from September 18th.

Hazy 06 | Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

Not long after the release of its Hazy 05, Modus Operandi is releasing another brew in time for Father’s Day.

Brewed with HPA-016 and Sabro hops, Hazy 06 is an apricot and coconut milkshake hazy with flavours of apricot, nectarine, peach and coconut.

Hazy 06 is being canned this week and now pouring at Modus HQ, and will soon be available in 375ml cans and limited kegs.

Lagoona Matata Sour Ale | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

Brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops, the Lagoona Matata Sour Ale is the latest release from Moon Dog Craft Brewery .

The fruity 4.2% abv ale has notes of mango, passionfruit, lychee and pineapple.


Two Lemon Meringue PIEPA | Two Birds Brewing Co.

Brewers using a crop from Two Birds Brewing Co.’s brewer Mat’s lemon tree, this nitro oat cream IPA was inspired by the classic dessert Lemon Meringue Pie.

Coming in at 6.3% abv the Two Lemon Meringue PIEPA has Lemondrop, Cashmere and Citra hops with added fresh lemon peel.

Available in 375ml cans and limited keg release, stockists for the beer which was launched yesterday (3rd September) can be found here.

Mango Squeak | Sauce Brewing Co.

Sauce Brewing Co. is releasing a variation of its Bubble & Squeak with the new Mango Squeak (6.5% abv).

Brewed with Citra and Sabro hops, and a full drum of mango puree, the mango NEIPA is available from September 3rd.

The Almighty Imperial IPA | Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.

Despite not being able to host the usual big event for Almighty Day, Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. will still be releasing its annual Almighty Imperial IPA (8.5% abv).

Bad Shepherd will also be holding an online alternative to Almighty Day, with a number of deals and bundles available from the brewery’s online store on Saturday, September 5th.

Citrus Wheat and Banana Split | Black Brewing Co.

Black Brewing Co. is releasing a new brew to usher in the first few days of Spring.

The Bavarian-style Citrus Wheat hazy (5.0% abv) is made with 50% wheat and a kick of citrus, and is now available online and at the Margaret River venue.



Black Brewing is also releasing its third collaboration with Kuld Creamery with the Banana Split (5.0% abv), which is set to launch at the Perth Craft Beer Festival this weekend.

Limited Series | Braeside Brewing Co.

Melbourne’s Braeside Brewing has canned a series of limited release beers.

Nineteen Stops Down The Frankston Line DDHPA is a hazy packed with Lemon Drop, Azacca and Bravo hops coming in at 5.8% abv, whilst its Imperial Mango Compass Sour is the first canned sour in Braeside’s range. The brewers say it is tart and dry which big mango aromas.

It has also canned Governor Pale, a 4.8% abv which has been a staple at the taproom since opening. Founder Rame Abdallah said it is a malty pale with Mosaic hops.

Meanwhile Shipwreck at Halfmoon Bay is a low bitterness beer featuring Galaxy, Citra and Mosaic, whilst Braeside’s 5.5% abv Brown Ale was made in collaboration with Rubia Coffee Group and Chocolate Woks.

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