New Beers Wrap

Felons Brewing Co, Double Dry Hopped Pale

Felons has launched their Double Dry Hopped Pale this week, using hops from Yakima Chief.

This American-style Pale Ale is made in collaboration with Cryer Malt, Yakima Chief & White Labs yeast and comes in at 6% abv.

The Felons limited edition beer uses ‘Cryo’ hops, where hops cones are frozen with liquid nitrogen an the lupulin glands separated from the debittered leaf. Two separate additions of hops make it a ‘double dry hopped’ pale ale.

Mosaic, Idaho 7, Ekuanot, Amarillo, loral were all used in the making of the DDHP as well as Border Malt, Carapils, Carared & Vienna Malt.

Newstead Brewing Co, Wintergarden

Newstead Brewing Co’s Wintergarden is a milky stout without the milk.

Using custom-made roasted and malted oats from Voyager Craft Malt in NSW, Wintergarden is a beer made completely from oats with no milk products added.

The beer, Newstead’s third and final dark beer for the winter season, comes in at 4.6% abv.

It is set to be released in mid July, and will be available at selected beer retailers and both of Newstead’s brewpubs in cans and on tap.


Bright Brewery, Stubborn Russian Imperial Stout, Black Diamond India Black Ale and Affogato Stout

Victoria’s Bright Brewery has brewed three beers, including a brand new stout.

The trio includes a 12% abv Stubborn Russian Imperial Stout to counteract the cold weather of its high country home.

It’s brewed once a year by head brewer Reid Stratton, along with assistant brewer David Stokie, blending dark roasted malts, hints of chocolate, vanilla, and espresso. It is steeped in oak after fermentation.

Stubborn Russian 2019 was exclusively released at Bright Brewery’s DARKER DAYS midwinter festival last Saturday (29th June).

Also joining the lineup is Bright Brewery’s returning Black Diamond India Black Ale and its brand new Affogato Stout.

Brewed with locally-roasted beans from Sixpence Coffee Bright and coming in at 5.3% ABV, the small-batch Affogato Stout is a hearty and full-bodied stout, said Bright.

The 6% abv beer is a winter-only release, named for the most challenging ski runs.

All Bright Brewery beers are available from the brewery, online, and from more than 100 selected retailers around Australia.

Holgate Brewhouse, Barrel Aged Double Stout

Victoria’s Holgate Brewhouse has launched an 8% abv stout as part of its ‘double decade’ birthday celebrations.

Using Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops and an array of malts, the stout was matured in French oak red wine barrels to lend a vanillin character.

Paul Holgate, who co-founded the brewery with wife Tash in 1999, said they wanted to recreate and revisit some old favourites.

“Stout was one of the first beers we brewed in 1999, so the idea was to create a double version of our original line up to celebrate our double decade,” he said.

BentSpoke Brewing, Big Nut

BentSpoke has added to its lineup of seasonal beers with dark beer Big Nut as part of its Drifter range.

Big Nut is a black IPA, and one of BentSpoke’s most popular winter beers at their own Braddon brewpub.

Fans have been asking for years to get the beer in a can according to founders Richard Watkins and Tracy Margrain.

Big Nut, named for unique tap handles made by craftsman Peter Rogers which are used at the brewpub, will begin rolling out to customers from Thursday, July 4.

Wayward Brewing Co, Wayward Son Lupulin IPA

Wayward Brewing Co’s Wayward Son Lupulin IPA was first brewed two years ago to celebrate the birth of head brewer’s son Austin.

Since then it’s become a seasonal favourite, according to Wayward.

The brewery says it is a fruit-forward IPA with notes of apricot, pine, passion fruit and mango, and gets its hop flavour from Citra LupuLN2 hops.

Two Birds Brewing , India Pale Ale and Apple Cider

Two Birds brewing has launched a raft of new releases after discontinuing its flagship Golden Ale last month.

Its 5.8% abv India Pale Ale uses Australian and US hops with notes of mango puree and passionfruit.

Another new edition is its Two Birds’ 5% abv Apple Cider, marking its first foray into the world of cider.

It’s brewed in-house with a blend of locally sourced apples.

Limited releases include the tropical hazy IPA Jungle Bird which was brewed in collaboration with Thirst Mag, Imperial Black Rhino, which was brewed following a recipe swap with Brazilian brewers Sunset Brew, and Purple Reign Imperial Gose, a kettle sour with blackcurrants at 8% abv.

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