New Beers Wrap

Mountain Pass and NEO IIPA | Balter Brewing Company

Queensland’s Balter Brewing Company has released two new beers this week.

Its first new release, Mountain Pass, comes in at 6.5% abv and 65 IBUs.

The Black IPA features Simcoe, Azzaca and HBC 692 hops to give it aromas of fresh pine and spruce forest, inspired by Washington’s Snoqualmie Pass highway on the way to the Yakima Chief hop farms, Balter said.

Balter’s second release is a 9.0% abv Neomexicanus Imperial IPA at 75 IBUs.

Both beers are limited releases available from Balter HQ for takeaway growler refills and longnecks.

Someday Sours | Brick Lane Brewing Co.

Victoria’s Brick Lane Brewing Co. has released two new sours as part of its Someday Sours series.

The series has debuted with 4.2% abv blood orange and 4.2% abv watermelon and raspberry sours.

To celebrate the new beers, Brick Lane has also put out a limited release Try Someday Today pack featuring both sours, available from the website.

Red Carpet | Nail Brewing

Western Australian brewery, Nail Brewing, has evolved its Red Ale to create the new Red Carpet imperial red ale.

Featuring Citra hops the beer comes in at 8.4% abv and 50 IBUs. A full list of stockists can be found here.

Higher Now | White Bay Beer Co.

Sydney’s White Bay Beer Co. is releasing its new Higher Now Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale.

The 5.5% abv DDH pale ale is loaded with Galaxy, Azacca and Sultana hops and will be available for purchase soon.

Witching Hour | Aether Brewing

Aether Brewing is bringing back its Berliner Weisse-style Witching Hour.

The 3.9% blackberry sour is made with Motueka hops.

It is available online, in the Aether taproom and is making its way into retailers sometime this week.

Out of the Woods | Holgate Brewhouse

As lockdown restrictions ease, Victoria’s Holgate Brewhouse has put out a limited release, 5.6% abv Out of the Woods pale ale.

The beer is exclusive to the Holgate online store and taproom bottle shop.

Descent 20 | BentSpoke Brewing Co.

BentSpoke Brewing Co. has released a 10% abv Russian Imperial Stout in honour of the brewery’s sixth birthday.

After having aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months, Descent 20 is now available from the BentSpoke brewpub or the online store.

Banana Split Stout | Bright Brewery

Following the success of its Affogato Stout, Victoria’s Bright Brewery has followed up with another dessert beer.

The 5.8% abv Banana Split Stout is made with cacao nibs, lactose, vanilla and ripe banana.

While it has currently sold out its online pre-sale, the beer is available onsite at Bright Brewery and will soon be available in bars and bottle shops across Victoria and New South Wales.

Wet Hop Ale | 4 Pines Brewing Company

For this year’s wet-hopped IPA, 4 Pines has used Galaxy hop cones to create a 7.5% abv, 60 IBUs ale.

The limited release batch is currently on tap at certain 4 Pines venues listed here.

Pecan Milk Coffee Stout | New England Brewing Company

New England Brewing Company has released a new coffee stout made with coffee beans, pecans and Target and Willamette hops.

The beer has no added lactose, but is still on the sweeter side with 30 IBUs and a 6.2% abv.

It is available in bottle shops, online and at the brewery while the first batch lasts.

Peanut Butter and Jam Barrel-Aged Porter | Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.

Victoria’sBad Shepherd Brewing Co. has taken its Peanut Butter Porter and added raspberries to create the new Peanut Butter and Jam Barrel-Aged Porter which comes in at 7% abv.

To launch the stout, Bad Shepherd is hosting a drive-thru PB&J pop-up this Saturday 13th June from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

The socially-distanced “stay-in-your-car” event will include live music, hot jam donuts and 150 limited release mixed four packs. The location of the event will be released on the day via Bad Shepherd’s Facebook page.

Pizza Beer and Traditional Stout | Mismatch Brewing Company

As part of the ‘war on waste’ movement, South Australian Mismatch Brewing Company has taken leftover pizza dough and Noble hops to create a 5.0% abv Italian inspired lager.

Pizza Beer, the first of three new releases from Mismatch, is available for pre-release purchase on the Mismatch online store.

The second of these new release beers is the Traditional Stout (6.5% abv) and is also available for pre-release purchase.

Both beers, along with the as yet unannounced third beer, will be shipped on 22nd June.

BNEIPA | Collaboration

Archer Brewing has organised a collaborative beer with breweries such as Sea Legs, Revel, Newstead, Helios, Ballistic, All Inn, Catchment and Aether, as well as Cryer Malt amongst others.

The BNEIPA, referencing both the Brisbane Airport code and acting as an abbreviation of Bright New England IPA, will be canned on 17th June.

More information about this new release can be found here.

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