Beer O’Clock Australia
Episode 31 - COVID Delays & Nicaraguan Lager

Episode 31 - COVID Delays & Nicaraguan Lager

September 15, 2021

Show Notes

Intro

  • Year of the Local is back!
  • Lockdown for the forseeable future
  • Bonsai Brewhouse Update

News (3:25)

  • Great Australian Beer Festival & BeerFest Merge
  • Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards Wrap Up (Results Link)
  • Broo Land Sale Blocked by Development Victoria
  • VCGLR & ABAC Sign an MOU
  • New Glarus Brewing in Court with Original Shareholders
  • Mountain Culture Be Kind Rewind Named in World Top 5 IPA's
  • Germans Evacuate Beer Before Afghani Refugees
  • Events
    • As predicted here, Blobfish Cancelled & Refunds Issued
    • BrewCon 2021 Cancelled
    • Darker Days Rescheduled (again) for October 2...
    • NZ Got Beervana Done Just!
  • Brewery Closures
  • Brewery Openings
    • Mountain Culture Production Brewery
    • Deep South (North Hobart)
    • Bridge Road Brunswick to Open 2022
    • Sailors Grave Opening Cellar Door at Orbost
  • Tasting Paddle (27:38)
    • Matilda Bay Alpha is Back!
    • Colonial Back in Sport with Cricket Victoria
    • Stone & Wood IG Hacked
    • Balter Cull Strong Pale Ale
    • Rocky Ridge Add Pilsner to their Core Range
    • Deeds Fried Chicken!
    • Home Brewing Banned at Australian Antarctic Base
    • Giant Coors Can Stolen in Canada

What We're Drinking (35:10)

  • Non Alcohol Beers
  • Hop Nation Rattenhund
  • Range Culaccino
  • Fixation The Fix
  • Hawkers Hazy IPA
  • Holgate Sour Brett
  • Kick Sleight of Hand
  • La Sirene Beyond Peach
  • Bonza Dark Ale

Ranking of Lagers (47:28)

  • As we're in lockdown we're only doing one this month
  • This month we add Toña (Nicaragua).
  • The new rankings are as follows:
  1. Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
  2. Tennent’s (Scotland)
  3. Carlsberg (Denmark)
  4. Quilmes (Argentina)
  5. Kingfisher (India)
  6. Gullmack (Norway)
  7. Lvivske (Ukraine)
  8. Sapporo (Japan)
  9. Taiwan Beer (Taiwan)
  10. Birra Moretti (Italy)
  11. Nektar (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  12. Bud Light (USA - Domestic)
  13. Corona (Mexico)
  14. Steinlager (New Zealand)
  15. Windhoek (Namibia)
  16. Heineken (Netherlands)
  17. Lion (Sri Lanka)
  18. Cisk (Malta)
  19. San Miguel (Philippines)
  20. Snow (China – Internal)
  21. Cantina (El Salvador)
  22. Lasko (Slovenia)
  23. 333 (Vietnam)
  24. Stella Artois (Belgium)
  25. Tusker (Kenya)
  26. Budweiser (USA - International)
  27. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
  28. Zywiec (Poland)
  29. Mythos (Greece)
  30. Tiger (Singapore)
  31. Karlovacko (Croatia)
  32. Singha (Thailand)
  33. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
  34. Bintang (Indonesia)
  35. Toña (Nicaragua)
  36. Lav (Serbia)
  37. Vonu (Fiji)
  38. Cusquena (Peru)
  39. Pabst Blue Ribbon (Contract)

Thanks again for listening guys. Please like, subscribe, review us on your podcast platform of choice - everything helps more people find the show. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll be back later this month!

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Episode 30 - Bud Lights & a 4 Year Old Stout

Episode 30 - Bud Lights & a 4 Year Old Stout

August 8, 2021

If this is your first time listening to a Beer O'Clock Australia podcast, welcome! We change the segments up a little each month, however most months we'll discuss some of the latest news from the beer world, we'll talk about some beers that we've been enjoying over the last month & we'll crack something interesting from my cellar, although recent restrictions are making this difficult...

This episode we were able to catchup between lockdowns & managed to bring back two of our most loved segments; the cellar - this time raiding Dylan's cellar - & the desert island 6-pack, where we pick our favourite Victorian Brewpubs. There's also the usual stuff like outdated, only minorly this time, news from around the brewing world and the ranking of lagers. There is plenty of good content so get stuck in!

Show Notes

Intro

  • Year of the Local half kicked back off
  • Locked down again... (And then again since recording!)

News (2:57)

  • Beer Industry Diversity Survey (Link Here)
  • Upflow Receive Amazon Grant
  • Brewers Benefit from Manufacturing Modernisation Fund
  • East Coast Invest in Drink to Can printing
  • Asahi Announce Job Losses
  • VB to be Delivered by Electric Truck
  • Broo Survive Liquidation Bid
  • Events
    • Darker Days, a casualty of VIC Lockdown 5
    • Blobfish postponed until September
  • Brewery Closures
    • None this month!
    • Plenty up for sale; Beach Hut (VIC), Cockies (VIC), Three Rivers (WA) & Mudgee (NSW)
  • Brewery Openings
    • Good Land Brewing got 1 Weekend in before their first Lockdown hit...
    • Deeds Brewery Taproom is Open!
    • Brewmanity Opening Brewery in South Melbourne late 2021
    • Stomping Ground Morris Moor Opened
    • Newstead Open at Brisbane Airport
    • Bowden Brewing Finally Open After 6 Years in Planning!
  • Tasting Paddle (26:00)
    • Barth Haas Top 40 Brewers (List Here)
    • Wisdom Teeth Removal May Increase Taste (Link Here)
    • Craft'd are Back!
    • Eagle Brewing Rebrands as Five Peaks Brew Co
    • Bintani Purchase Hop Co & Sole NZ Hops Distributor in Australia

Ranking of Lagers (33:54)

  • As we're in lockdown we're only doing one this month
  • This month we add Bud Light (USA).
  • The new rankings are as follows:
  1. Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
  2. Tennent’s (Scotland)
  3. Carlsberg (Denmark)
  4. Quilmes (Argentina)
  5. Kingfisher (India)
  6. Gullmack (Norway)
  7. Lvivske (Ukraine)
  8. Sapporo (Japan)
  9. Taiwan Beer (Taiwan)
  10. Birra Moretti (Italy)
  11. Nektar (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  12. Bud Light (USA - Domestic)
  13. Corona (Mexico)
  14. Steinlager (New Zealand)
  15. Windhoek (Namibia)
  16. Heineken (Netherlands)
  17. Lion (Sri Lanka)
  18. Cisk (Malta)
  19. San Miguel (Philippines)
  20. Snow (China – Internal)
  21. Cantina (El Salvador)
  22. Lasko (Slovenia)
  23. 333 (Vietnam)
  24. Stella Artois (Belgium)
  25. Tusker (Kenya)
  26. Budweiser (USA - International)
  27. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
  28. Zywiec (Poland)
  29. Mythos (Greece)
  30. Tiger (Singapore)
  31. Karlovacko (Croatia)
  32. Singha (Thailand)
  33. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
  34. Bintang (Indonesia)
  35. Lav (Serbia)
  36. Vonu (Fiji)
  37. Cusquena (Peru)
  38. Pabst Blue Ribbon (Contract)

 

Dylan's Cellar (41:08)

  • A Special One Today!
  • A side by side of Stockade's Old Money (2017) & Rockafella (2017).
  • Thumbs Up(ish)

Desert Island 6-Pack (47:13)

  • Victorian Brewpubs!
  • The cross overs this month were:
    • West Side Ale Works
  • Dylan’s 5 individuals;
    • Moon Dog OG, Bridge Road, Bodriggy, Bells Beach, Hop Nation
  • Noz’s 5 individuals;
    • Mr Banks, Mitta Mitta, Future Mountain, The Foreigner, Stomping Ground
  • Honourable Mentions
    • The Mill, Noodledoof, Molly Rose, Burnley, Bad Shepherd, Boatrocker, Red Hill, Two Rupees

Thanks again for listening guys. Please like, subscribe, review us on your podcast platform of choice - everything helps more people find the show. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll be back later this month!

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Episode 29 - A Good Beer Week & A Bad Little Lockdown

Episode 29 - A Good Beer Week & A Bad Little Lockdown

June 19, 2021

As I said last month, with any luck, one day soon, you'll see a Beer O'Clock post that isn't just a new podcast episode... Lots of stuff is going on behind the scenes, 5 or 6 posts are nearing completion, which will hopefully turn into a rush of posts in the not too distant future. Hopefully you enjoy the episode!

If this is your first time listening to a Beer O'Clock Australia podcast, welcome! We change the segments up a little each month, however most months we'll discuss some of the latest news from the beer world, we'll talk about some beers that we've been enjoying over the last month & we'll crack something interesting from my cellar, although recent restrictions are making this difficult...

This episode is more timely than some of our recent efforts. There is a mountain of news to get through, due to the length of time between recording our news segments. We discuss our various Good Beer Week shenanigans as well as some of the beers we've enjoyed recently & add the national beer of Serbia to our Ranking of Lagers.

 

Show Notes

Intro

  • Back in lockdown here in Melbourne
  • Year of the Local is kicking back off in June!
  • Check out the interview with Annelies from Madocke if you haven't already!

 

News (3:31)

  • Coopers caved to our relentless pressure! Stout is in CANS!
  • Good Beer Week returns triumphantly!
    • COVID scare at The Palace between GABS Sessions
  • Beer Thread & Boatrocker follow CBC in Facebook Oblivion
    • Beer Thread is Dead is the revival page. (Link)
  • Sexism Issues in the brewing industry exposed by Brienne Allan
    • Brienne's Instagram: @ratmagnet
    • Graining In Podcast Episode with Brienne (link)
    • Crack the Ceiling Podcast (link)
  • AIBA Winners
    • Check out all the winners here.
  • Changes to Excise Tax for craft brewers
  • Endeavour Brewing disasters behind the scenes
  • Young Henry's crowdfunding for solar panels
  • Is this the end of Broo?
  • 2021 HPA Hop Report (link)
  • FSANZ want Nutritional Labelling on beer packaging
  • Brick Lane announce huge expansion plans
  • Events
    • Darker Days is Back!
  • Brewery Closures
    • 7 Cent finally announce the end
  • Brewery Openings
    • Ramblers Ale Works opening any day!
    • Deeds are opening July 1st
    • Good Land Brewing in Traralgon also opening later this month
    • Alice Springs more than doubling capacity
    • Grimbergen opening onsite for the first time since the French Revolution
    • Huge Sailors Grave plans for far Eastern Victoria
  • Tasting Paddle (46:27)
    • Stuart Irvine steps down as Lion CEO
    • Cryer Malt distribution centre opening in Derrimut
    • Joe White re-opening their Canvan Malting Facility
    • Asahi Super Dry announced as Official Beer of the 2023 Rugby World Cup
    • Bright team up with the RSPCA for Doggobrau

What We're Drinking (48:31)

  • Good Beer Week Wrap Up
  • Pint of Origin Crawl
    • The Lincoln (TAS), The Catfish (NZ), Belle's Hot Chicken (Spicy Wings), The Rainbow (Sydney), Beermash (Scandinavia), The Park (QLD), The Cherry Tree (Regional VIC), The Local Taphouse (UK)
  • Stomping Ground Into The Wood, Moon Dog X Chin Chin, Fixation You Need Vegies @ Green Mans Arms, Beer vs Pig
  • One Drop New Zealand Pilsner
  • Saison Dupont Original & Cuvee Dry Hopping Styrian Wolf
  • Fixation 30666
  • 3 Ravens X Pink Boots Freya
  • De Struisse Cuvee Delphine
  • Trillium Daily Serving Cans
  • Garage Project XO33
  • Garage Project Fugazi

Ranking of Lagers (1:08:19)

  • As we're in lockdown we're only doing one this month
  • This month we add Lav from Serbia.
  • The new rankings are as follows:
  1. Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
  2. Tennent’s (Scotland)
  3. Carlsberg (Denmark)
  4. Quilmes (Argentina)
  5. Kingfisher (India)
  6. Gullmack (Norway)
  7. Lvivske (Ukraine)
  8. Sapporo (Japan)
  9. Taiwan Beer (Taiwan)
  10. Birra Moretti (Italy)
  11. Nektar (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  12. Corona (Mexico)
  13. Steinlager (New Zealand)
  14. Windhoek (Namibia)
  15. Heineken (Netherlands)
  16. Lion (Sri Lanka)
  17. Cisk (Malta)
  18. San Miguel (Philippines)
  19. Snow (China – Internal)
  20. Cantina (El Salvador)
  21. Lasko (Slovenia)
  22. 333 (Vietnam)
  23. Stella Artois (Belgium)
  24. Tusker (Kenya)
  25. Budweiser (USA)
  26. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
  27. Zywiec (Poland)
  28. Mythos (Greece)
  29. Tiger (Singapore)
  30. Karlovacko (Croatia)
  31. Singha (Thailand)
  32. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
  33. Bintang (Indonesia)
  34. Lav (Serbia)
  35. Vonu (Fiji)
  36. Cusquena (Peru)
  37. Pabst Blue Ribbon (Contract)

Thanks again for listening guys. Please like, subscribe, review us on your podcast platform of choice - everything helps more people find the show. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll be back later this month!

Belgian Beer: From a Garage to Ashmore with Annelies Nijskens (Madocke)

Belgian Beer: From a Garage to Ashmore with Annelies Nijskens (Madocke)

May 22, 2021

I hope those of you who have been able to get to Melbourne have enjoyed the triumphant return of Good Beer Week. We've got a special interview for you today with one of the country's up and coming breweries, that many of you outside the Gold Coast will never have heard of; Madocke. Special thanks to Dylan for conducting this interview in my absence & to Annelies for giving up some of her evening to have a chat.

Her story (& husband Jimmy's) from Belgium to one of the most unusual breweries you've seen to a soon to open brewery & taproom in Ashmore is one of the most unique in an industry where stories often seem to be cut from the same cloth. With the opening of their new facility I think people beyond the Gold Coast will soon be hearing a log more about these fantastic people making wonderful beer!

Check Madocke out on:
Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/madockebeer
Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/madockebeerbrewingcompany/?hl=en
Website here: https://www.madocke.com.au/

Thanks again for listening guys. Please like, subscribe, review us on your podcast platform of choice - everything helps more people find the show. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll be back later this month!

Remember it's always Beer O'Clock somewhere in the world!

Footy References & Full Glasses

Footy References & Full Glasses

May 12, 2021

Show Notes

Intro

  • Lots of Housekeeping

    • Apologies for the missed Ranking of Lagers, we'll set that right in due course.
  • Aussie Beer Pods is back!

 

News (3:22)

  • Good Beer Week Calendar Launches
  • Craft Beer Crew Zucc'd!
    • We've already spoken to Matt, check out the last episode in the feed if you want more info!
  • Bright Brewery launch Paktech Recycling
  • Beer Trails for Melbourne & Sydney
    • Inner West in Sydney & Collingwood in Melbourne
  • VB's Solar Exchange Program
  • ABAC Stands Up For Itself
  • Ballistic Acquire Whitsunday Brewing & Bargara Brewing
  • Bright Recall Hits the Mainstream
  • Froth is No More!
  • Beer Festivals Return to Victoria
  • Brewery Closures
    • None this month!
  • Brewery Openings
    • Your Mates Second Site
    • Black Hops Open AWOL - their Barrel Aged Facility
  • Year of the Local Keeps Expanding!
    • 73 to go at time of recording
    • Getting back into it soon!
  • Tasting Paddle (33:25)
    • ABInBev Dump Beer into the River in Liege
    • Vic Government Grants for Small Producers
    • Brisbane Getting a Dog House
    • NZ Hop Oils
    • Colonial Ditch Essendon

 

What We're Drinking (31:57)

  • Pirate Life Hazy Mosaic
  • Sobramesa The Unicorn
  • Balter Eazy Hazy
  • Other Half Drop
  • Jack's Abby Drop
  • Carwyn's 3 Fonteinen Partner Bar Launch
  • Alpha Delta
  • Hawkers Kylie

 

Thanks again for listening guys. Please like, subscribe, review us on your podcast platform of choice - everything helps more people find the show. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll be back later this month!

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Craft Beer Crew (CBC) Update with Matt Brown

Craft Beer Crew (CBC) Update with Matt Brown

April 23, 2021

As many of you would be aware, Australia's largest craft beer focussed Facebook group was shut down without warning earlier this month. We're joined by the founder of Australian Craft Beer Crew (CBC), Matt Brown, to talk us through the origin of CBC and update everyone on what's happening with CBC.

Please help Matt out by liking the page: https://www.facebook.com/CraftBeerCrewAu
And by joining the new group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/australiancraftbeercrew

Special thanks to Matt for giving up some of his evening to have a chat, he was a wonderful guest, incredibly passionate about the industry & we can only wish him all the best with his endeavours to resurrect the wonderful community he had built.

If you've got this far, firstly congratulations, secondly, I have a favour to ask. Dylan, myself & a few like minded individuals are doing a 24 hour video game stream over the 1st & 2nd of May to raise money for Berry Street, a charity that does wonderful work with Australia's young & vulnerable. We would love for you to join us on the day over at https://www.twitch.tv/totallyrealrobot & to donate to a great cause at https://www.mycause.com.au/page/249300/peak-performance-2021. Thanks for the indulgence guys, I really hope you've enjoyed the episode.

 

Episode 25 - The Late Hottest 100 and Ballarat Blues

Episode 25 - The Late Hottest 100 and Ballarat Blues

March 9, 2021

This episode is very much a classic Beer O'Clock Australia Podcast; it's late, it's long, there's minor technical difficulties (hopefully not too noticeable) & it's pretty good (if we do say so ourselves!). There's a whole heap of very outdated news, we discuss the Hottest 100 results & talk about some new beers & breweries we've visited, what a joy being able to do that again! Due to being a bit time poor we remotely add just one lager to our Ranking of Lagers segment. Hope you enjoy!

Show Notes

Intro

  • Simon Hargreave's Top 5

 

News (2:04)

  • Bentspoke's Crankshaft take out top spot in the Hottest 100
  • Two Birds sold to Fermentum
  • Hop Crop Disaster in New Zealand
  • Dollar Bill's Cellar Door Knocked Back Again
  • AIBA Entries Open
    • Heaps of new categories
  • Microstar & Kegstar Merge
  • Brewsvegas Organisers "Pause" 2021 Event
  • Bridge Road's High Country Hops is On!
  • Brewery Closures
    • Harrington's (NZ)
    • Boekamp (TAS)
    • Brisbane Brew Partners (QLD)
  • Broo Record More Losses & China Deal Collapses
  • Brewery Openings
    • Madocke Moving From The Garage To Ashmore
    • Sobah Planning Brewery & Taproom
    • Epic Taproom in Auckland
  • Tasting Paddle (33:25)
    • Shelter Brewing on Archdaily (link)
    • Co-Conspirators Brunswick Brewpub Edging Closer
    • King River Doubling Their Capacity

 

Hottest 100 (31:06)

  • Does advertising/campaigning for votes diminish the significance of the Hottest 100?
  • 7 brewers claim 39 spots in the 100
  • Total votes announced for the first time
    • 1,950 beers received at least 1 vote
  • Social media reception
  • Balter performance vs other bought out breweries
  • Discussion of select interesting beers

 

What We're Drinking (52:46)

  • Sobramesa Fermentary & Blendery
  • Exit Session Ale
  • Bodriggy
  • Hawkers
  • Future Mountain
  • Balter CryoMofo
  • Deeds Fiery Gates of Helles
  • Mountain Culture Email List
  • Verdant Brewing
  • Uraidla

 

Ranking of Lagers (1:02:24)

  • Back to one lager again... At least is was by choice this time!
  • This month we add Zywiec from Poland.
  • The new rankings are as follows:
  1. Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
  2. Tennent’s (Scotland)
  3. Carlsberg (Denmark)
  4. Quilmes (Argentina)
  5. Kingfisher (India)
  6. Gullmack (Norway)
  7. Lvivske (Ukraine)
  8. Sapporo (Japan)
  9. Taiwan Beer (Taiwan)
  10. Birra Moretti (Italy)
  11. Nektar (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  12. Corona (Mexico)
  13. Steinlager (New Zealand)
  14. Windhoek (Namibia)
  15. Heineken (Netherlands)
  16. Lion (Sri Lanka)
  17. Cisk (Malta)
  18. San Miguel (Philippines)
  19. Snow (China - Internal)
  20. Cantina (El Salvador)
  21. Lasko (Slovenia)
  22. 333 (Vietnam)
  23. Stella Artois (Belgium)
  24. Tusker (Kenya)
  25. Budweiser (USA)
  26. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
  27. Zywiec (Poland)
  28. Mythos (Greece)
  29. Tiger (Singapore)
  30. Karlovacko (Croatia)
  31. Singha (Thailand)
  32. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
  33. Bintang (Indonesia)
  34. Vonu (Fiji)
  35. Cusquena (Peru)
  36. Pabst Blue Ribbon (Contract)

 

Thanks again for listening guys. Please like, subscribe, review us on your podcast platform of choice - everything helps more people find the show. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll be back later this month!

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2020; At Least The Beer Was Good…

2020; At Least The Beer Was Good…

February 1, 2021

Show Notes

Welcome back to the Beer O'Clock Australia Podcast! This episode is basically an audio version of our Golden Pints Awards, which we aim to do every year. Basically we run relatively quickly through 9 awards & then spend the best part of an hour discussing the main award; Australian Brewery of the Year. Hope you enjoy!

Best COVID Pivot (1:48)

Best Media (5:37)

Best Retailer (9:06)

Best New Brewery (11:46)

Best Australian Bottled Beer (15:00)

Best Australian Canned Beer (18:15)

Best International Beer (21:11)

Best International Brewery (23:32)

Best Australian Brewery (28:18)

  • Top 20 Breweries

    • The Mill
    • La Sirene
    • Mountain Culture
    • Mr Banks
    • Range
    • Deeds
    • Wildflower
    • Exit
    • 2 Metre Tall
    • One Drop
    • Bacchus
    • Fixation
    • King River
    • Molly Rose
    • Stomping Ground
    • Hawkers
    • West Side Ale Works
    • Hop Nation
    • Boatrocker
    • Stone & Wood
  • Top 9 (54:00)
  • Top 5 (1:05:15)

 

Hope you all enjoyed our wrapup of the clusterfuck of a year that was 2020. Thanks again for listening guys. Please like, subscribe, review us on your podcast platform of choice - everything helps more people find the show. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll be back later this month with regular programming!

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Episode 23 - Kinda In, Kinda Out, All Good!

Episode 23 - Kinda In, Kinda Out, All Good!

January 4, 2021

If this is your first time listening to a Beer O'Clock Australia podcast, welcome! We change the segments up a little each month, however most months we'll discuss some of the latest news from the beer world, we'll talk about some beers that we've been enjoying over the last month & we'll crack something interesting from my cellar, although recent restrictions are making this difficult...

This episode is very much a classic Beer O'Clock Australia Podcast; it's late, it's long & it's pretty good (if we do say so ourselves!). There's a whole heap of outdated news that we get our teeth stuck into, we talk about finally being able to get back to beer events as well as some of the great new beers available last month. Finally we finish off by clearing some beers out of my fridge that have been there since early-March, by adding 3 beers to our Ranking of Lagers & also cracking a cellar beer. Hope you enjoy!

Show Notes

Intro

  • Lots of housekeeping this month

 

News (3:42)

  • Melbourne is Open Again
  • The Indies - Select Award Winners
  • Beer Cartel Survey Results
  • Lion/Stone & Wood Tap Contract Situation
  • Fosters to "re-launch" in Australia
  • New Venue Wrap
    • Range, Abbotsford Tap Room
    • Zymurgy West, Hop Nation X Navi Collaboration
    • Garage Project Australia
  • HPA launch Eclipse Hops with mixed 12 pack
  • Little Bang release 12,000 Hazy's
  • Shortages of Corona over the festive season
  • Shelton Brothers Go Bust
  • Behemoth Complete Another Crowd Funding
  • ABAC Finds Mainstream Audiences are Unfamiliar with Beer Styles
  • Peter Lalor Top 20
  • Tasting Paddle (33:25)
    • Capital & Bentspoke to Pour Beers at Manuka Oval
    • Crafty Cabal Re-Launched
    • Lion's Lord Howe Island Brewery Announced
    • VB Advent Calendar & Volley Collaboration
    • Snuggo Dog Treats
    • Brett Sutton knocked back at Bright Brewery
    • Sailor's Grave on Visit Victoria Ad
    • Black Arts, Weihenstephaner & Killer Sprocket All Launch Cans
    • Blackhearts & Sparrows Cantillon Allocation
    • Allagash Arrives in Australia
    • Stone & Wood Pacific Moonshine
    • Smiling Samoyed Win Award with 11 Month Old IPA
  • From Previous Episodes
    • GABS SummerFest Happening in QLD
    • Mornington New Core Range is an Alcohol Free Beer
    • Can Shortages
    • Broo Take Delivery of Their First CUB Delivery
    • Urban Alley Lose Urban Ale Appeal
    • Coopers Sales Spike

 

What We're Drinking (48:15)

  • Cantillon Event @ Mr West
  • Westside Ale Works
  • Canvent
  • Wolf of the Willows New Brewpub
  • Super Fresh Hawkers
  • Melbourne Cup - La Sirene Day
  • Bacchus Cans

 

Ranking of Lagers (1:02:04)

  • Back to three lagers!
  • This month we do Nektar (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Windhoek (Namibia) & Snow (China).
  • The new rankings are as follows:
  1. Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
  2. Tennent’s (Scotland)
  3. Carlsberg (Denmark)
  4. Quilmes (Argentina)
  5. Kingfisher (India)
  6. Gullmack (Norway)
  7. Lvivske (Ukraine)
  8. Sapporo (Japan)
  9. Birra Moretti (Italy)
  10. Nektar (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  11. Corona (Mexico)
  12. Steinlager (New Zealand)
  13. Windhoek (Namibia)
  14. Heineken (Netherlands)
  15. Lion (Sri Lanka)
  16. Cisk (Malta)
  17. San Miguel (Philippines)
  18. Snow (China - Internal)
  19. Cantina (El Salvador)
  20. 333 (Vietnam)
  21. Stella Artois (Belgium)
  22. Tusker (Kenya)
  23. Budweiser (USA)
  24. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
  25. Tiger (Singapore)
  26. Karlovacko (Croatia)
  27. Singha (Thailand)
  28. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
  29. Bintang (Indonesia)
  30. Vonu (Fiji)
  31. Cusquena (Peru)
  32. Pabst Blue Ribbon (Contract)

 

Noz's Cellar (1:18:27)

  • The Rare Barrel Sourtooth Tiger
  • Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels with Ginger
  • 5.7% ABV
  • Aged Approximately 2 years
  • Thumbs Up

 

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Carwyn Collaborational & Canvent 2020 with Ben Duval

Carwyn Collaborational & Canvent 2020 with Ben Duval

December 4, 2020

Show Notes

Intro

Ben Duval - Collaborational (0:36)

  • Inspiration
  • Pairing the Breweries/Curating the Beers
  • COVID - Challenges
  • Plans for next year

Collaborational Beers Discussion (14:00)

We chose to approach this by looking at the brewery pairings, what we thought they would produce & what they ended up producing - rather than just providing tasting notes for every beer.

  • Sailors Grave - Arizona Wilderness (US)
  • Ocho - Stillwater Artisinal (US)
  • Mismatch - Track (UK)
  • Felons - Firestone Walker (US)
  • Edge - Beer Here (Denmark)
  • Boatrocker - De Molen (Netherlands)
  • Otherside - Garage Project (NZ)
  • Deeds - Outer Range (US)
  • Hawkers - Bale Breaker (US)
  • One Drop - Cascade (US)
  • Mr Banks - Interboro (US)

Awards (26:02)

  • Top 5 Festival Beers
  • Most Diappointing
  • Most Surprising
  • Best Can Artwork
  • People's Awards

Canvent (40:38)

  • Logistical Nightmare

    • More Packs, More Boxes, Unforseen Challenges
  • Brewery Selection
  • Replacing Beer 2
    • Why they had to make the call to pull it
    • See what could've happened had they not made that call!
    • Hawkers turning a replacement around in less than a week!
  • Mini Can of Barleywine to kick off the Canvent
  • The decision behind the 2 boxes
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What could've happened! Photo Credit: Worst Beer Blog/@olhelter

 

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