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The latest tasting night was held by @mountainculturebeerco on 25th January and a whole load of fun was to be had! Along with some great beers of course. Mars Attacks - Decoction Marzen 5.3% ABV Cut It Out - NEIPA 6.8% ABV - Collab with @unionhotelnewtown Autopilot - Oat Cream IPA 7.2% ABV All 3 were thoroughly enjoyable in different ways 👍 I also chucked in some "inbetween" Mountain Culture favourites, because, why not 🤷‍♂️🍻 Double Red IPA Mad Love NEIPA Look out for some new hashtags that could go viral... #patshat - Pats Hat, not Pat Shat 😬 And #BJ4DJ #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #mountainculturebeerco #virtualtasting #patshat #BJ4DJ

JAN Fresh IPA 7.0% ABV @garageproject Loving the first can art of the year from our friends across the ditch. Bright, colourful and cheerful. Let's hope the year continues in that fashion for us all. So with Citra & Galaxy, you know you'll be getting one hell of a juicy, tropical beast. This thick, smooth and lush mounthfeel is perfect to carry the beautiful passionfruit, mango and pineapple flavours. Full on, on both the nose and palate. A pure delight to drink and my personal favourite of 2021 so far 😉 (Also my favourite since possibly March 2020) BEEROMETER: 9.5/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #garageproject #freshipa #citra #galaxy #january2021

This is exactly what I need right now on a warm Sunday evening after a week of getting back into my groove at the gym. Smokin' Mountie Royale.. Smoky Bacon and Maple Ale - 12.7% ABV @bacchus_brewing All smoky bacon on the nose, with a hint of saltiness. The maple balances out the salty bacon tremendously to make it a well rounded, full on, complete and complex imperial stout. Cheers once again to Ross and the gang @bacchus_brewing BEEROMETER: 9/10 instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #bacchusbrewing #imperialstout #mountie #maplebacon

HAZY PALE 5.8% @bracketbrewing Enjoying this fantastic Hazy Pale that i bought home from the brewery over the weekend. Absolute heaps of Mango, peach & Guava on the nose here from the use of Citra & Nectaron (Hort 4337) hops. For a Pale Ale, its big on the mouthfeel, and the flavour is extremely punchy with lots of tropical fruits such as mango, lychee, and passionfruit. Extremely impressive, and extremely enjoyable on this warm Monday. BEEROMETER: 9/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #bracketbrewing #alexandria #hazypale #paleale #tropicalbeer

Breakfast Of Kings - Imperial Breakfast Pastry Stout - 10% ABV @deedsbrewing Woweee there's a whole load of stuff going on with this one! As you can see, it pours a thick black, with a strong, frothy, tan coloured head. Lots of different aromas coming from the glass. Its like they've turned a vanilla, chocolate, banana and peanut butter pancake into a beer, and drizzled sweet maple syrup all over it! The vanilla smoothes out the peanut butter nicely, and the maple is a welcome addition too. Perhaps just a little too much banana for me, but its full bodied and has great complexity. BEEROMETER: 8/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #deedsbrewing #gleniris #breakfaststout #pastrystout #imperialstout

Laser Quest - Dragonfruit Berliner Weisse 5% ABV @mountainculturebeerco Pours a beautiful pinkish/red with lots of carbonation and bubbles. If you know Dragonfruit, then you know what this is. Nailed the flavour. A thin body, with a sweet tartness. Very tasty and definitely smashable on a hot summers day! BEEROMETER: 7.5/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #mountainculturebeer #dragonfruit #berlinerweisse #tart #katoomba

Next up was a trip to @bracketbrewing in Alexandria. We'd heard good things about this place from our mates @fuzz_676 @thisbrewtifulworld so we had to make the short trip from @onedropbrewingco to check it out! They had an extensive range of beers on tap, including 5 sours.. Blackberry, Blueberry, Mango, Strawberry and Passionfruit. Can confirm, bloody delish! We also had the Hazy Pale, West Coast (x 2 versions) East Coast IPA, and the stout. They offer the Hazy Pale, East Coast and a West Coast in takeaway cans, as well as several of the tap beers in takeaway Crowler's (1 litre takeaway can) All of the beers were superb and we were genuinely blown away by the quality of the beers, and how much time the owners and staff had for us. Bravo @bracketbrewing and welcome to the big league 👏 We WILL be back! #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #bracketbrewing #alexandria #sourbeers

Another visit to @onedropbrewingco for a Saturday session with @theeatsareonme and @bevansbeer AKA Ben & Peter. One Drop had released half a dozen or so new beers since my last visit in December so it was time to get amongst them! The new Passionfruit Double Take, Oat Cream V4 Triple IPA, NZ Pilsner, Liquid Mosaic, Blueberry & Lavender Sour, and the Coconut & Pineapple Nitro IPA. Shout out to @avenue22bbq for a tasty Brisket BBQ banquet box 👍 Get down there and enjoy the beers yourself 🤙 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #onedropbrewingco #nitrobeer #botany #saturday #BobMarley

Double West Coast IPA - 18 Year Birthday Beer - 9% ABV @feralbrewing I love me a good West Coaster and I'd had this is the fridge for a few weeks so a hot, humid summers afternoon seemed the perfect time to open it. It pours with a translucent amber body, with a strong head that sticks around for quite a while. Very dominant citrus on the nose, with a little pine. The flavour is intense and full on, with heaps of tropical and citrus fruits. Grapefruit, papaya, lime, pithy orange and mandarin from the hop combo of Strata, Ekuanot and Eclipse. A well rounded, flavoursome beer, with distinct dank, herbal vibes and a strong bitterness on the finish. BEEROMETER: 8/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #feralbrewing #westcoastipa #birthdaybeer #piney #dank

Aro Noir Stout 7.1% ABV @garageproject A Stout that is as dark as the night, with a strong, full head. Full flavoured with a blend of four malts. With the addition of a combination of Columbus and Summit Hops to provide a citrusy bitterness that really compliments the roasty malt quite impressively. Rated 94/100 on Rate Beer! BEEROMETER: 8.5/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #stout #aronoir #garageproject #malt

Mutiny On The Bounty - Imperial Stout 12.5% ABV 650ml 6.4 standard drinks. @garageproject Just look at that bottle. The intricacy of the map design on the paper wrapping, to the simple addition of the string around the neck. From the moment you set your eyes on this exquisite South Pacific Export inspired Stout, you just know it'll be special. It pours pitch black, with sweet aromas of coconut and chocolate on the nose. Brewed with Breadfruit, roasted plantain, coconut sugar, toasted coconut, and Tahitian vanilla. Its deliciously smooth, but gives a gentle warming from the 12.5% ABV. The chocolate and vanilla work together seamlessly, and really shine through from the front to the back to provide a solid sweetness. This oozes stupendous amounts of class and elegance with every delightful sip you take. Think back to the ill fated journey of the HMS Bounty over 200 years ago, whilst you sit back, relax, and savour every sip of this black beauty. BEEROMETER: 10/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #garageproject #mutinyonthebounty #southpacific #stout #imperialstout

Some of the fantastic beers enjoyed on New Years Eve.. A pretty decent sesh was enjoyed with friends and family to see out the end of one of the worst years in recent memory. But, let's focus on the positives. More friends were made, and a strong, tight knit social group of like minded beer lovers were brought together by @bevansbeer and @the.virtualpub was created. This awesome, innovative idea worked wonders and was there when we all needed it the most. Cheers all, and here's to 2021 being bigger and better for everyone! #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #nye #fuck2020 #celebrate #beersession #cheers #newyear

2020 has been an amazing year in terms of meeting like minded beer people, having some fantastic beer meet ups, brewery visits and backyard BBQ's. The variety and quality of beer produced this year by so many breweries that have faced challenges beyond even their own wildest imaginations, has been nothing short of remarkable. From the brewery owners, the brewers, the bar staff, delivery drivers, bottle shop staff, to the most important of all.. us, the consumers, we have all pulled together to ensure the beer community continues on, in an even stronger pact that before. Here's to bigger and better things in 2021. Cheers 🍻 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportindiebeer #2020 #2021 #beercommunity #Together #abetter2021 #keepgoing #celebrate #newyearseve

Teach Me Tiger - DDH Double IPA 8.2% ABV @fraugruber_brewing It pours a hazy orange with a head that quickly disappears. The aroma is kind of a mix of fruit and soap. Are there any hops that come across as soapy? This contains Galaxy, Citra BBC, Nelson, Mosaic BBC, and HBC692 Hops. The soap taste comes across in the taste too, with a citrus undertone that isn't enough to mask it unfortunately. BEEROMETER: 5/10 👎 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportindiebeer #fraugruber #fraugrubercraftbrewing #ddhipa #Germanbeer

@trappistes_rochefort 10 Quadrupel 11.3% ABV I'd heard a lot about this beer, and how it's held in such high esteem so I took the plunge and bought one to enjoy on Xmas day. It pours an extremely dark brown with a strong hit of malt and caramel on the nose. Hugely intense on the palate, with ripe plum, currants and raisin throughout the complex taste experience, with a malty, chewy toffee, biscuit finish. BEEROMETER: 9/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #rochefortbeer #Rochefort #belgianbeer #maltybeer #xmasday #xmas #Trappist #trappistbeer

New Coast DIPA 9% ABV @felonsbrewingco x @firestonewalker beer brewed for the recent @carwyncollaborational festival. A twist on the IPA, with a blend of characteristics from both the West Coast and the East Coast styles. Heaps of stonefruits and tropical fruits such as mango, papaya, pineapple and apricot packed in here. Its hazy, and juicy, as well as piney, with a touch of resinous notes thrown in and a slightly malty undertone. Thoroughly enjoyable. I just wish I hadn't of left it in my fridge for so long! BEEROMETER: 8/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #felonsbrewingco #firestonewalker #eastcoastbeer #westcoastipa #hybrid #mixofstyles #carwyncollaborational #carwyncellars

Heavisaurus NEIPA 9.3% ABV @mountainculturebeerco Damn, this is a good beer. A good head with great lacing on the glass. Tons of juicy stonefruit on the nose, with a hint of pine and grass. Peach, apricot, mango, pineapple, all of the essentials are present. Backed up by the slightest earthy, pine like finish, with a hint of bitter maltiness. Leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy, and wanting more! Thanks @thecuzzybrew for the trade 🤙 BEEROMETER: 9/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #mountainculturebeer #neipa #heavisaurus #juicybeer #happynewyear

Some cracker brews that were enjoyed at @the.virtualpub Cannot get enough of @bacchus_brewing lately with the brief being nailed almost EVERY time. The standouts in particular were the Wake Up Buttercup and Sex, Drugs & Rocky Road. Magnificent 👌 The @garageproject nitro dark beer was on point for sure with the dark chocolate, coffee and orange all hitting the spot. The @tinyrebelbrewco Espresso Martini Marshmallow Porter was delicious as expected. #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #tinyrebel #garageproject #bacchusbrewing

Harmonic Convergence Hazy IPA 8.4% ABV @garageproject I was sold on that can art alone! This is a special beer. Heaps of hazy tropical fruits, with a considerately noticeable, wild sourness at the back. Lots of citrus fruits on the nose. Simply, a beautifully crafted beer 🤷‍♂️ From GP: Reawaken your senses with this esoteric twist on the East Coast haze craze. Harmonic Convergence fuses hazy double IPA with foeder aged Wild Workshop sour beer in a beautiful union of sweet and sour, where the elevated aromatics of Mosaic, Motueka and Galaxy entwine with cleansing juicy fruit tart flavours. Welcome sisters, brothers and others, to the new age of IPA.  BEEROMETER: 10/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #garageproject #christmas #merrychristmas #nzbeer #whale

Kampus NEIPA 10% ABV @mountainculturebeerco I had been holding out on this one until the time was right.. So with Xmas prep done and dusted, I'm settling down into a warm fuzzy haze. Santa has certainly delivered the goods early here! Wowzers. Huge tropical/stone fruit notes of apricot and peach, and you can almost smell the booze here. This Krampus is certainly on the naughty list. Big and juicy. Thick and hazy. Soft and smooth. It finishes with a boozy kick to round it off nicely. Ahhhh, Christmas. BEEROMETER: 9/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #mountainculturebeer #krampus #christmas #christmasbeer #juicy #bigbeer #merrychristmas

"Party At The Border" DDH Nitro Oat Cream DIPA 8.9% ABV @onedropbrewingco x @deedsbrewing This Collab between two of my favourite Aussie breweries was a long time coming in my eyes. This promised to be an absolute banger of a beer, with two of the best coming together to bring us a wickedly hazy, juicy beer, with the One Drop version being offered on Nitro, whereas the Deeds version was canned with C02. With a few shakes of the can, the Nitro pour worked perfectly.. the tropical aromas of peach, mango and apricot were there in bucket loads. The smooth creamy texture we've come to expect and love from One Drop was on point, the peach was there.. but where was the rest of the expected flavours? This was extremely one dimensional in the flavour profile, and there was a humongous bitterness at the end 🤷‍♂️ It came across as quite unbalanced, which i'm massively surprised by. I shall probably give the deeds version a go to see how it fares without the nitro, but this one isn't up there with the best from One Drop and missed the mark for me. They can't all be top marks though, eh? BEEROMETER: 6/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #onedropbrewingco #collabbeer #deedsbrewing #nitrobeer

Well well well, what an absolute cracker of a double birthday celebration we had at @onedropbrewingco last weekend! Most of the crew were able to meet up to make it one hell of a day. @bevansbeer @captainbeergoggles @tilsener @fuzz_676 @wannabehopster @theeatsareonme Yes, the beers were fantastic. Yes, the venue is awesome, but what made the day a standout day of 2020? The people course! These group of people (and many who could not make it, you know who you are guys, much love) are the people who have made 2020 more than just bareable. We have turned this somewhat shit show of a year into something and created a group of mates, who are not just passionate beer lovers, but kind, considerate, friendly and approachable people. I salute you all! Also, ahem, happy Birthday to @captainbeergoggles and @tilsener The end. #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #beermates #beerbuddies #onedropbrewingco #virtualpub

A Path Untravelled - Triple IPA 10% ABV @cloudwaterbrew Another beer from back home in the UK that I had to purchase, even if it's a 10%er! Using Citra & NZ Cascade hops, this big, bright beer boasts a bountiful of beautiful...beauty 🤷‍♂️ in the glass. Thick, almost opaque, and hazy. Anyway, yeah it tastes fricking amazing! It may show signs of its 10% booze, but its mostly hidden beneath layer upon layer of tasty tropical goodness, and oodles of sassy, citrusy yuminess. Bold, and beautiful. Juiciness and bitterness complimenting eachother, in spiritual harmony. I felt this hazy was really well balanced overall, and an excellent offering. BEEROMETER: 9/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #cloudwaterbrewco #ukbeer #tripleipa #hazyipa #cascadehops #apathuntravelled

Dont forget to enter the awesome giveaway from @captainbeergoggles Go take a look on his page for more details... 1. Follow @captainbeergoggles 2. Share an Xmas themed beer photo and use hashtag #cbgxmasgiveaway As easy as sipping on this tasty 6.5% ABV Red IPA from @jettyroadbrewery Delicately malty, with notes of caramel and pine. A real easy drinker 👍 BEEROMETER: 7/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #redale #redipa #jettyroadbrewery #malt #giveaway #winner #cbgxmasgiveaway

Animal Style - West Coast IPA - 10.6% ABV @mountainculturebeerco BEEROMETER: 10/10 You may have noticed that I've posted the score before the review.. fully intended. My, oh, my. In a well established and well represented style of beer, this may just be the best West Coast of 2020 right here. This traditionally thin looking, well carbonated beer pours crisp and clean in the glass with strong aromas of citrus and pine. Resinous, piney, dank, grassy citrus flavours are dominant here with bold, zesty candied orange peel notes throughout, complimented by an subtle lemon undertone. Beautifully balanced, and extremely refreshing, even at over 10%! Absolutely crazy to think this has a double digit ABV. Bravo @mountainculturebeerco #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #westcoastipa #animalstyle #mountainculturebeer #thebest #AmazingBeer #bravo #bluemountains

"IF NOT NOW" Imperial Sour 9.1% ABV @rangebrewing This hyped up mango and Vanilla sour is as hazy as hell, with a rapidly dissipating head. All fresh, ripe mango on the nose. Bold mango flavours up front, with smooth, silky, vanilla providing the creamy textured mouthfeel. This finishes much like the "Long Distance Relationship" that @rangebrewing released previously, with that slightly smokiness. Delightful. BEEROMETER: 9/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #hazyipa #RANGEBREWING #imperialsour #mango #vanilla

DKAT Motueka Hazy DIPA 8.5% ABV @deedsbrewing The third in the series, after Simcoe and Galaxy, and possibly the best yet! The first two were phenomenal, but they just seem to get better and better. I was gifted this by my good beer buddy @tilsener Pours absolutely stunningly. A deep hazy beer with amazing head retention 👌 Sweet citrus aromas oozing from the glass. Yum! The first sip (and every subsequent gulp for that matter) is just.. on point! Citrusy lemon and lime goodness throughout the beer from start to finish. I love anything lemon and lime so this is a real winner. Has to be top marks from me. BEEROMETER: 10/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #hazyipa #deedsbrewing #motueka #victoria #ausbeer #perfect #lemonlime

Desert DDH DIPA 7.7% ABV @singlecutbeer My first beer from these guys. A resinous, dank hazy beer with flavours of tart tangerine, fresh blueberries and candied strawberry. Lots of bitter grapefruit too, delivered on a hazy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Interesting. BEEROMETER: 8/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #hazyipa #fruitbeer #dessertbeer #singlecutbeersmiths #usbeer #usabeer

Double Mango & Passionfruit Sorbet Nitro Imperial Smoothie Sour 7.1% ABV @onedropbrewingco I love these nitro smoothie sour beers that One Drop have been treating us all with, and this really caught my attention. It's everything I expected, and more! Poured extremely well, with the nitro working to a tee. A massive hit of tropical fruits on the nose. Once settled, it looks absolutely stunning. Smooth, creamy, with a lush, thick head. Velvety smooth whilst going down the throat. Cold and creamy, with a sorbet-like consistency.. oozing with mango and passionfriuit goodness. A real, pleasurable dessert beer. Thanks again guys, I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Also, see you this Saturday at the Taproom 👍 BEEROMETER: 8.5/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #onedropbrewingco #nitrobeer #smoothiesour #sourbeer #mango #passionfruit

Hazy IPA 7.3% @onedropbrewingco x @deepcreekbrewingco An intriguing collaboration beer here between one of Australia's finest, and one of New Zealands leading brewers of hazy beers. I'd been gifted a can, and told to hold onto it for a while as it perhaps wasn't quite ready to consume. Its probably around 6 weeks old at this stage, and is definitely tasting what I would describe as 'green'. Still a little chalky, with noticeable hop burn. Thick, extremely juicy and hoppy. Strong hoppy, dank aromas. Big, bold, passionfruit and mango flavours with resinous, grassy, dank characteristics for sure. This didn't hit the mark for me. Something just not quite right. BEEROMETER: 6/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #onedropbrewingco #deepcreekbrewingco #collabbeer #hazyipa

Pine Trail Pale Ale 0.5% Low Alcohol. @bigdropbrewco_au Well, this is my first low alcohol beer so I didn't know what to expect, and also do not have a standard to compare it to, but I'm quietly surprised and impressed. I really didn't think I could/would enjoy a beer that is 0.5% ABV, but alas, here we are! Pours exactly like a full strength beer, and looks as good as ever.. very light on the nose, with hints of citrus. A thin mouthfeel delivers a refreshingly light and crisp citrus flavour. I honestly think this has opened up a new alternative for me, and I hope many others, where I can still look forward to a night out when I may have an early start, or be designated driver. Cheers @bigdropbrewco_au impressed. BEEROMETER: 7/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocalbusiness #bigdropbrewingco #lowalcoholbeer #alcoholfree #alcoholalternative

Dr Filbert Hazelnut Milk Stout 6.5% ABV @behemothbrewingcompany @churbrewing Pours very dark with noticeable carbonation and a very strong head. Aromas of coffee and roasted hazelnut for sure. The flavours are a little more complex. Hazelnut upfront, followed by Milk and a little coffee bitterness to finish. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Give it a go! BEEROMETER: 8.5/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #behemothbrewingcompany #churbrewing #milkstout #hazelnut #nzbeer #stout

Disco Bubbles 4.9% @mountainculturebeerco Okay, so it appears that the guys from the mountains are human after all. This Motueka hopped sour beer came as a 6 pack for a very reasonably priced $26. Unfortunately that's where the positives ended. It poured thin, and looked crisp as you'd have expected, and looked well carbonated. Good start. There were no real distinctive aromas, and the taste was incredibly bland. Best described as a flat shandy 🤷‍♂️ No standout flavours, next to no carbonation, and no sourness in sight. This was the first 'miss' I've had from these guys, so it won't stop me picking up their next offering, but this was highly disappointing. BEEROMETER: 3/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #disco #sourbeer #mountainculturebeer #motueka

Single Fruited Raspberry Sour 7.6% @garageproject You just know this is going to be a cracker from the way it pours, to the elegant fruited aromatics oozing from the glass. Beautifully crafted, with punchy raspberry throughout and an extremely tart sour finish. GP description: "A blend of barrel aged two year old spontaneous beer, infused with the finest Wakefield raspberries, sourced directly from the farm in the Tadmor Valley, near Tapawera. The finished beer is a stunning scarlet colour, with a remarkable ripe raspberry aroma and a lush berry fruit palate" BEEROMETER: 9.5/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #garageproject #fruitsour #sourbeer #raspberry

HUGE thanks to @bigdropbrewco_au for being oh so generous sending me these low alcohol beers to sample! The zip-up beer can carry case is a game changer too! Reviews to come soon 😬 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #bigdropbrewingco #lowalcoholbeer #nonalchoholicbeer #beerreviews

I've been a little quiet lately on here.. but thanks for sticking with me legends... Here's to a new week 🍻 What better way to start this new week off, than with this fine collaboration beer from @garageproject and @theveilbrewing NEW NEW, NORMAL NORMAL 8% ABV OAT CREAM HAZY IPA. Up front on the nose i'm getting pineapple and coconut, which was entirely expected as I had seen from other reviews that this contains Sabro hops. Not my favourite hop by any means, but I appreciate it when it is used well. As expected, this has been done extremely well. A modest oaty mouthfeel here. If you are expecting the extremely thick mouthfeel of the Trullium Collab, then you'll be left wanting... but that's not what this beer is about. I appreciate this for what it is.. heaps of punchy tropical flavours here.. mango, pineapple, coconut, and perhaps a little citrus sparkle mixed in for good measure. Medium bodied for sure. Citra, Sabro and Riwaka hops. 8% ABV starter on your Monday arvo. Bish, bash, Bosh 👏🍻 BEEROMETER: EASY 9/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #garageproject #theveilbrewing #usbeer #collabbteer #nzbeer #hazyipa

"CHEERS" Imperial NEIPA 10% ABV @mountainculturebeerco There have been a few New England IPA's around the 10% mark that have been extremely good.. but this is extremely GREAT! It has to be one of the best Aussie versions of the style, ever. It looks exactly what you'd expect it to look like in the glass. Incredibly hazy and smooth. Massive tropical aromas on the nose. Mango, passionfruit, pineapple and perhaps peach or apricot in there somewhere too. Just a hint of the booze, but ridiculously easy to enjoy. What a way to celebrate 1 year @mountainculturebeerco CHEERS! BEEROMETER: 10/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #cheers #mountainculturebeer #imperialneipa #celebration #Birthday #partypopper

I enjoyed a late night beer paddle share with @wardleydaniel a few weeks back... the photos weren't great as I was enjoyed the beers too much! We decided to start on a paddle of the @hopeestate Oktoberfest beers followed by the @bacchus_brewing Imperial Sour Ranger Goses. Strawberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry. The Strawberry was the clear standout here, followed by the Blueberry. The flavour and aromas of the strawberry were nailed here and were complimented by the gose base, without being overpowered. At 9.1%, these were perfect for a beer paddle share. Thanks @bacchus_brewing 👍 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #bacchusbrewing #powerrangers #imperialgose #strawberry #beershare #beerpaddle

Just some of the many @carwyncollaborational beers that were enjoyed last weekend. A few of us headed round to the hostess with the mostess @bevansbeer for a wet and windy, yet outstanding, day of Craft Beers & Banter. @thecuzzybrew @fuzz_676 @captainbeergoggles @thisbrewtifulworld also came along, which made for a cracking Saturday. Awesome beers washed down the sensational brisket, chicken wings and cured pork. @chester.the_beaglier was pooped by the end of it! #beertopia #beerfriends #carwyn #carwyncellars #carwyncollaborational #weekend #beershare #bbq #brisket #doggo #shakesbeers_brewtopia