New Beers Wrap

Small Batch Lager, Gage Roads Brewing Co

Gage Roads Brewing Co are celebrating 15 years and the first beer they ever brewed by bringing back their Small Batch Lager.

It is a malt lager with hop aromas, citrus notes and some bitterness, said Gage, and was made using the same handwritten recipe (with a few tweaks) of its very first beer.

Gage Roads Brewing head brewer Ross Brown said that brewing Small Batch was a bit of a challenge.

“It’s a tricky one, especially when it’s the beer that started it all for Gage! There is plenty of nostalgia involved, so we needed to pay tribute to the original while making a few deft tweaks,” he said.

“I think brewing a lager really highlights how skillful a brewer is. There is nothing to hide behind, it relies on great ingredients, tight control over the brewing process, healthy yeast for a good ferment and time in tank.”

The 4.7% abv brew contains Hersbrucker and Mt. Hood hops, and will be available soon atindependent bottle shops in 500ml cans.

The Innovator, Bentspoke Brewing Co

BentSpoke Brewing Co has collaborated with entrepreneurs and researchers at the Canberra Innovation Network to brew The Innovator, which it says aims to test the possibilities of brewing using local and environmentally friendly ingredients.

The 5.5% abv beer was made using local captured yeast and pear juice.

In addition, crickets and dried black soldier fly larvae provided the starch and proteins to convert to sugar during the brewing process, reducing the amount of barley malt required.

It will launch on the 4th December exclusive to the Innovation Showcase 2019 and BentSpoke’s Braddon brewpub.

Hang Loose Juice, Capital Brewing Co

Capital Brewing Co have re-released Hang Loose Juice due to popular demand.

The brew has been double dry hopped and Capital’s brewers say it has tropical notes and a bitter finish.

The 6.0% abv blood orange NEIPA is made using Galaxy, Mosaic and Vic Secret hops.

It is available now for a limited time and you can check local stock via the Capital beer locator.

Lovely Bubbly, Stone and Wood Brewing Co

Lovely Bubbly is the fifth release from Stone and Wood’s Counter Culture series. which sees Stone & Wood release a limited edition brew every 10 weeks or so.

The balanced co-ferment beer was brewed with chardonnay juice, champagne yeast, lacto sour pitch and fresh strawberries, alongside an ale malt with a wheat and rolled wheat base.

At 6% abv it will be sold in packs of two 500ml cans online, at the Byron Bay and Brisbane breweries as well as in select bottle shops.

The beer will leave the brewery gates and the stockist listing will go live online on Monday 25th November.

Raspberry and Guava Gose, Barossa Valley Brewing

Barossa Valley Brewing are bringing back their special batch Raspberry and Guava Gose.

The 5% abv brew was originally a collaboration between Barossa and Bucket Boys Craft Beer Co and has been re-released for a limited time.

Fresh batches of 330ml cans will be released over the next few weeks, although availability and stockists are yet to be confirmed.

Hop Barrel Summer IPA, Akasha Brewing Company

Akasha Brewing Company have teamed up with Malt Barrel to roll out this special release Hop Barrel Summer IPA.

The 6.5% abv brew contains Enigma hops and has been double dry hopped with Citra, adding tropical flavours.

Available from the Akasha tasting rooms and from select stockists.

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