Beer O’Clock Australia

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 There's also the usual stuff like outdated, only minorly this time, news from around the brewing world and the ranking of lagers.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


  • 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

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