Matilda Bay Brewing Company Longshot Coffee-infused dark ale 345ml | 6.0% abv Dark beers come into their own over the colder months, the roasty, full-bodied flavours just perfect for cold nights in front a fire – or column oil heater. Matilda Bay’s Longshot, released last week, fits perfectly into the season. It would be a… Read more →
Fosters has just released the latest of its mainstream beer offering under its Carlton brand.
Malt Shovel Brewery Malt Runner Dark lager 345ml 5.2% abv A dark lager in time for winter and one that certainly delivers on its malty promise. For a beer with 15% cherry juice added to the kettle, the effect is remarkably subtle. Go looking and you’ll find a faint hint of cherry-ripish chocolate, but much… Read more →
The third ‘food beer’ from Fusion Brewing is designed to go with meat. Does it work? Does a beer need to be engineered to go with food in the first place? Brews News fires up the barbie to find out.
In Big Helga, first launched on draught in October last year, Foster’s craft brewing arm has taken an interesting route. The Australian beer market is becoming increasingly fractured, with one very sizable chunk going the way of the ultra low-flavoured dry and low-carb beers and another section going the way of abundantly-flavoured craft and microbrewed beers.
Scottish brewery BrewDog is the enfant terrible of the British brewing scene, not to mention the darling of the current generation of plugged-in British beer writers. BrewDog is also the current master of generating publicity and hype using controversy and edginess. In just under three years their headline-getting exploits are already legion.
You have to love the Coopers Brewery, even when they bring out a beer like this. There is no attempt to sell you on the idea that they have revolutionised the brewing world, there is no claiming that they are doing something original or ‘innovating’, or that you will be blown away by a flavour experience. The only claim that they make is that if they are entering this market, they will do it as well as they can.
James Boag’s (Lion Nathan) Pure Pale lager 330ml 4.5% abv Steinlager (Lion Nathan) Pure Pale Lager 3330ml 5% abv This review wasn’t meant to be a Brews News smackdown tasting, it had started as a James Boag’s Pure review. However, when I went to purchase the review bottle I did not look closely enough at… Read more →
It can be very easy for the aficionado to dismiss a contract-brewed beers as being slick but lacking substance. But can a contract brew still be a good beer. Effen oath it can…
With its well-defined but less assertive hop character, the term ‘gateway beer’ is often used to describe a beer like Fat Yak. Does that mean it’s no good? We put it to the test.