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Beechworth Pale Ale, Bridge Road Brewers

The Beechworth Pale Ale is going in cans after 14 years as a Bridge Road Brewers core range favourite.

The Victorian brewers said there had been huge demand over the past two years for the Pale to be available in cans.

Founder Ben Kraus said that the Beechworth Pale was “approachable, aromatic and balanced”.

“In a time where the value of core range is being challenged, we place huge importance in having a beer that’s a go-to and an entry point for so many, yet manages to remain a benchmark for craft Pale Ale in the country,” he said.

The first run of cans will be available in independent retailers around the country next week.

Spiced Holiday Ale, Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery has launched a Spiced Holiday Ale as part of its 2019 Barrel Series collection.

The 11% abv brew has been aged for four months in red wine barrels.

It includes Pale, Crystal and Melanodin malt along with English Ale yeast and Ella and Super Pride hops.

Cinnamon, clove, allspice, ginger and cardamom have been added, contributing flavours of dried fruit and toffee, on top of the subtle red wine flavour, said Bright.

The brewery’s Barrel Series beers will be available from Bright Brewery, online and at selected retailers.

Follow Your Passion Brut IPA, Ballistic Beer Co

Passionfruit Brut is Ballistic Beer Co’s newest release, a passionfruit-flavoured Brut IPA.

Founder of Ballistic Beer Co, David Kitchen, said the brew was named in honour of those following their passion in life, like his oldest daughter who has just graduated University.

It was brewed with passionfruit pulp then dry-hopped with Galaxy and Mosaic to drive the fruit character, said Ballistic.

The 5.9% abv brew contains Safale US 05 yeast as well as Pilsner and Munich malt.

It is available at Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury, West End and at selected bottleshops.

Sonic Prayer Double IPA and Hazy IPA, Modus Operandi Brewing

Modus Operandi Brewing has dropped the last of its national limited releases for 2019, a Double IPA and Hazy IPA.

Both beers are based on Modus’ Sonic Prayer IPA, using the same hops and malt with two different profiles and results.

Galaxy, Columbus and Citra hops were added into both brews with more resin and pine for the Double IPA and more Galaxy in the Hazy IPA.

Dark Side Rum Barrel Stout and Bourbon Barrel Stout, Felons Brewing Co

Dark Side Rum Barrel Stout and Bourbon Barrel Stout are new limited new releases from Felons Brewing Co, sold as a pair.

Felons took its Imperial Stout and aged it in two separate dark spirit barrels to create the 12.8% abv rum and 13.5% bourbon stout.

Hops used include Ella, Fuggle and Pacific Gem along with Border, Dark Munich, Black, Roasted Barley, Chocolate and Dark Crystal malts.

Five hundred cans of each release will be available at the its Brisbane venue and its online store.

Heartacre Double IPA, Newstead Brewing Co

Newstead Brewing Co has released it’s Heartacre Double IPA straight to core range.

At 8.2% abv, the brew contains Amarillo and Galaxy hops and has citrus and stone fruit flavours.

It will be available from 7th December when Newstead’s celebrates its sixth birthday celebration.


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