New Beers Wrap

Magical Easter Unicorn | Bridge Road Brewers

Magical Easter Unicorn is the a new release from Bridge Road Brewers.

The 6% abv chocolate ale made is the last of the brewers unicorn-themed releases for 2020.

Available in 330ml bottles, Bridge Road say the beer contains lactose for a creamy chocolate taste.

The beer is currently available to purchase through the Bridge Road Brewers website for a limited time.

Wet Willie | Willie the Boatman

Willie the Boatman has released Wet Willie, a 5.2% abv wet hop hazy pale ale.

The beer was brewed using large amounts of freshly picked Enigma hop flowers, which were shipped overnight from the vine to the brewery and used in late whirlpool additions before the beer was dry hopped with Galaxy and Topaz.

Malt types used include Pale, Wheat, Oats, Munich and Vienna.

You can expect a slight bitterness in the beer with flavours of orange, citrus and pine, say Willie the Boatman’s brewers.

Apple Berry Beer and 2020 Millennium Falcon | Holgate Brewhouse

Apple Berry Beer and 2020 Millennium Falcon are the two new releases from Holgate Brewhouse.

Millennium Falcon was first brewed in 2013 to mark Holgate’s 1,000th beer.

This years release has a reduced abv of 9% and features Mosaic, Azacca, Cashmere and Calypso hops.

Apple Berry Beer is a 4% abv beer brewed with locally grown Harcourt Orchard apples, Granny Smith apples with an addition of raspberry.

Holgate says its a beer for people who may not like the taste of ‘normal’ beers, with a fruitiness similar to a cider.

Deep Space Haze | Aether Brewing

Brisbane’s Aether Brewing has released a new wet hop Hazy Pale Ale to its line up.

Expect notes of mango, pear and passionfruit, says Aether’s brewers, along with citrus characters from the addition of Galaxy hops.

Cashmere and Centennial hops were added in along with Pale and Vienna malt.

At 5.2% abv it has an IBU of 20 and is available from the Aether online store and taproom for pick up.

Pandemic Punch and Rye-Solation | Dainton Brewery

Dainton Brewery has two new limited release beers, made from a blend of its excess kegs of beer, left over due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

“As with many businesses in the current climate, we’ve had to get a little creative in our plans,” said co-founder Dan Dainton.

“The idea of taking some of our orphaned kegs and blending them into two completely new beers is something we’ve never done before until now.”

“The two beers will certainly be slightly different in flavour than the norm, though we are known for our innovation and pushing the boundaries of beer.”

Pandemic Punch is a 6.6% abv beer made with a blend of Neipa and fruit beers while Rye-Solation is a blend of Rye Ale and Rye Porter releases.

Hazy Heaven | Barossa Valley Brewing

Barossa Valley Brewing has released Hazy Heaven, its annual wet hop beer for 2020.

The Neipa, like previous years, was brewed using fruit and hops from the breweries local hop farm, Hills Hops Victoria.

It is available now for a limited time from select stockists.

Enigma Wet Hop IPA | Capital Brewing Co

Capital Brewing Co has partnered with Hop Products Australia for its new crowler release.

The Enigma Wet Hop IPA contains hops harvested at the Hop Products Australia farm and brought straight to the brewery.

A total 40kg of Enigma Hop cones were picked and at the brewery ready for the boil within 24 hours.

At 6% abv the beer includes Pale, Wheat and Medium Crystal malt.

The beer is available for a limited time to Canberra residents only.

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