Beer O’Clock Australia

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 There's a whole heap of outdated news that we get our teeth stuck into, we talk about finally being able to get back to beer events as well as some of the great new beers available last month.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


  • 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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