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FNQ Resilience Lager | Hemingway’s Brewery

Hemingway’s Brewery in Far North Queensland has introduced a new mid-strength lager.

The FNQ Resilience Lager is a limited release which Hemingway’s brewers have said is a response to the growth in popularity of sessionable mid-strength lagers.

The 3.5% ABV lager has already proven popular, said Hemingway’s Brewery CEO Tony Fyfe.

“We’ve been working on a mid-strength lager for some time so it is great that with the launch of FNQ Resilience we can cater directly to our locals with a limited release priced for tough times,” Fyfe said.

FNQ Resilience Lager is now available for pick up/collection from the brewery at Cairns Wharf every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 4 and 6pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays from Hemingway’s Port Douglas Brewery from 4-6pm.

Loop the Lupe and Cryo Red Alert | Gage Roads Brewing Co

Western Australia’s Gage Roads Brewing Co has released two new cryo hop releases.

The first, Loop the Lupe, has a hop profile of Idaho 7, Citra and Azacca, which Gage said brings bursts of tangerine, stone fruit and resin. The 6.8% ABV beer has an IBU of 68.

Next up is 6.4% ABV Cryo Red Alert under Gage’s Atomic Beer Project brand. Atomic head brewer Nick Ivey said they minimised the use of crystal malt and 100 per cent Cryo hops in the dry hop.

Both are available nationally for a limited time only.

Mayday Hills Hoppy Sour | Bridge Road Brewers

A new release, Bridge Road Brewers’ Mayday Hills Hoppy Sour is a sessionable 3.8% ABV farmhouse ale, fermented in its American Oak Foeder, dry hopped with Galaxy and Vic Secret.

Available at local bottleshops and the Bridge Road online store.

In the Crumble the Mighty Crumble | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

Moon Dog Craft Brewery has released a couple of dessert-inspired beers.

In the Crumble the Mighty Crumble berry edition, a dessert sour a strong mixed berry flavour, and The Pav is Ours Pavlova Pale Ale are available now.

The latter is available at Dan Murphy’s and BWS for a limited time only, with stock available from drive throughs next week.

The former is available Australia-wide today from local bottle shops, of Moon Dog’s Preston or Abbotsford drive-throughs or via the online shop.

In addition, Conga Lines Sour Fruit Ice Cream Imperial IPA and David Boysenbowie Boysenberry Sour Ale are available now in 650ml take-home bottles from Moon Dog World and Moon Dog Bar Abbotsford brewery drive-throughs or via local delivery.

Hazy 04 | Modus Operandi Brewing Co

Modus Operandi Brewing Co’s latest Hazy is a heavy weight at 10% ABV.

For the Hazy 04 Modus triple dry hopped and is available to preorder now.

Castaway IPA | Sea Legs Brewing

Brisbane’s Sea Legs Brewing has launched its Castaway IPA, a 6.1% ABV brew.

It’s a double dry-hopped IPA in the West Coast style. Sea Legs’ brewers said it is an easy drinking beer with tropical stone fruit and citrus aromas complimented with bitterness.

It’s available on tap at the brewpub, which is also open for dining in (COVID-19 restrictions apply) and bookings are required – Takeaway growler fills are also available.

Sleep When You’re Dead Red IIPA | Ballistic Beer

Brisbane’s Ballistic Beer has released the newest addition to its Sleep When You’re Dead series.

Available for 8 weeks only, the Red IIPA has an all-American hop bill of Citra, Simcoe, Chinook and Columbus.

The 8.4% ABV beer is also available at Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury and Ballistic Springfield. A full stockist list can be found here.

Jungle Juice | Dainton Beer

Melbourne’s Dainton Beer has added its Jungle Juice Hazy IPA, and announced on Facebook that it would be returning its 10% ABV Black Forest Russian imperial stout for a limited time only.

Guava Sweetart Sour Ale and Black Diamond Black IPA | Bright Brewery

Victoria’s Bright Brewery has launched two new beers – a light and a dark.

Guava Sweetart Sour Ale is the fifth release in its Sweetart Sour collection, brewers with guava puree and coming in at 4.3% ABV.

Next up is the 6% ABV Black Diamond Black IPA, a homage to the most challenging ski runs in the Alpine region.

Pre-sale is open online for both beers and limited release beers are being shipped as of this Thursday (21st May).

Tiramibru, Tom Collins Sout and The S’mores Man | Wolf of the Willows

Wolf of the Willows has brought out a trio of beers, inspired by its GABS favourites.

Two collaboration beers, Tiramibru and Tom Collins Sour, as well as a new beer, The S’mores Man.

At 6.2% ABV The S’mores Man has biscuity malts with real toasted marshmallows, vanilla bean and organic cacao from Essential Wholefoods in a nitro Amber Ale.

It’s also brought back its Patient Wolf Gin Distillery collaboration Tom Collins Sour Ale, inspired by the classic gin cocktail. It was kettle soured with lactobacillus and fermented with Wolf of the Willows’ unique yeast strain.

Pre-orders can be made now and all three beers are available for delivery from May 28th. Email

Mandarin Gose | Burnley Brewing

Burnley Brewing’s Mandarin Gose is in cans, its latest release available for a limited time only. Available from bottle shops and Burnley’s online store.

This week it also announced that its Hazy Juice Session Ale is back at Burnley’s bottle shop.

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