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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

 

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 21 - Hopefully We’ll Be Out Soon!

Episode 21 - Hopefully We’ll Be Out Soon!

November 5, 2020

Show Notes

Intro

  • VB Perfume Update
  • Congratulations to The Beer Healer on winning Aussie Beer Pods

News (2:45)

  • Victoria has a path out of lockdown!
  • Vic Brewers excluded from Hospitality Grants
  • Lion to close the West End Brewery
  • Behemoth to Expand Again
  • GABS officially deferred to 2021
  • New Venue Round Up
    • Mountain Goat launch in Newtown (Sydney)
    • Lost Palms opening in Sherwood (Brisbane)
    • Semi Pro sold to Black Hops, to become Black Hops Brisbane
  • Balter launch The Big Slab
  • BrewDog hunt for Australian bar locations
  • Rise of Non-Alcohol Beers
  • Local Luvva Campaign Winners
  • Tasting Paddle (26:47)
    • Barth-Haas Hop Report Released (link)
    • Fall & Rise Brewing under new management
    • Club Brewing a COVID casualty
    • Pirate Life collaborate with Dilmah
    • 4 Pines join 1% For The Planet
    • Dollar Bill Cellar Door edging closer
    • Indies to be broadcast online
    • Wilson Brewing hit Worst Beer Blog
    • Mornington Peninsula social media backlash
    • Cascade opening Hobart Airport Bar
    • Tinnies win more awards

What We're Drinking (44:28)

  • Two Bays Red Ale
  • Garage Project Easy As
  • Stone & Wood East Point
  • Molly Rose Springtime
  • Wolf of the Willows XPA
  • Wolf of the Willows Homage
  • La Sirene Single Barrel 142
  • Exit IPA/Double IPA
    • Accompanied by a brand refresh discussion
  • Liberty C!tra
  • Slow Lane Old Russet
  • Mountain Culture Matching Pyjamas
  • Black Hops Flash Bang

Ranking of Lagers (1:04:01)

  • This month we add Lion from Sri Lanka into our master list.
  • It's got over 80% of the market share in Sri Lanka!
  • 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. Corona (Mexico)
    11. Steinlager (New Zealand)
    12. Heineken (Netherlands)
    13. Lion (Sri Lanka)
    14. Cisk (Malta)
    15. San Miguel (Philippines)
    16. Cantina (El Salvador)
    17. 333 (Vietnam)
    18. Stella Artois (Belgium)
    19. Tusker (Kenya)
    20. Budweiser (USA)
    21. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
    22. Tiger (Singapore)
    23. Karlovacko (Croatia)
    24. Singha (Thailand)
    25. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
    26. Bintang (Indonesia)
    27. Vonu (Fiji)
    28. Cusquena (Peru)
    29. 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 20 - News, New Brews & A Rural Brewery

Episode 20 - News, New Brews & A Rural Brewery

September 21, 2020

Show Notes

Intro

News (3:05)

  • Carwyn Collaborational Goes Virtual
  • Little Bang Wins Inaugural GABS Can Design Award
  • Cavalier For Sale
  • Black Arts Brewing New Home
  • New Openings Galore1
    • Modus Operandi Opening a Second Brewery in Newcastle
    • Philter Open In Marrickville
    • Gage Roads Open Their First Hospitality Offering at Victoria Quay
  • Mainstream Craft Beer Coverage
  • Two Wins for Blasta Brewing
    • Royal Perth Beer Awards
    • Keg Theft Convictions
  • BrewDog Go Carbon Negative
  • Stone Brewing Sue Everyone!
  • Tasting Paddle (23:04)
    • Colonial X Taylor Made Collaboration
    • Lion joins Wear It Purple
    • VB Perfume Launches
    • Two Bays Red Ale
    • A Local Beer & Burnley Sustainable Collaboration
    • Queensland Artisan License Passed - Refer to Brews News for an indepth breakdown
    • Lark Release 2020 Wolf Edition
    • Stomping Ground BBQ Sauce
    • Konvoy Purchase Red Kegs NZ
    • Behemoth to Brew Heart of Darkness Beers in NZ
    • SEABrew Conference 2020 Cancelled
    • Lifestyle Asia Article

What We're Drinking (33:41)

  • Coopers Hazy IPA
  • Mr Banks City Limits
  • Garage Project x Modern Times Easy As
  • La Sirene Single Barrel 14
  • Blackmans Needs More...
  • Two Metre Tall Forth
  • King River Brew Club
  • Deeds Best Coast Vol 2
  • Fixation Best Buds
  • German Classics
    • Schneider Weisse, Augustiner, Yearly Aldi Drop
  • Pirate Life Zappa
  • Green Flash Rayon Vert (2012)

You Haven't Had (49:07)

  • Rothaus Tannenzapfle
  • One of the quintessential German Pilsners

Brewery Deep Dive - Bucket Brewery (53:14)

  • Independent Brewery from Kempsey, NSW
  • They brew an Adambier!
  • We purchased a mix case of their beers & ran through them!

Ranking of Lagers (1:24:58)

  • This month we add Cisk from Malta to the list as well as Pabst Blue Ribbon, which we're calling the contract macro lager
  • The history of both beers are quite interesting & worth listening into
  • 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. Corona (Mexico)
    11. Steinlager (New Zealand)
    12. Heineken (Netherlands)
    13. Cisk (Malta)
    14. San Miguel (Philippines)
    15. Cantina (El Salvador)
    16. 333 (Vietnam)
    17. Stella Artois (Belgium)
    18. Tusker (Kenya)
    19. Budweiser (USA)
    20. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
    21. Tiger (Singapore)
    22. Karlovacko (Croatia)
    23. Singha (Thailand)
    24. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
    25. Bintang (Indonesia)
    26. Vonu (Fiji)
    27. Cusquena (Peru)
    28. 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. Check out the new website at the other URL. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll see you all next month!

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Episode 19 - Clare Burnett of Brews News & Second Wave Shenanigans

Episode 19 - Clare Burnett of Brews News & Second Wave Shenanigans

August 17, 2020

 

Show Notes

 

News (1:45)

 

  • ABAC Strikes Again

    • Dainton Bounty Hunter
    • Amazon becomes an ABAC signatory
  • Coopers Launch a Hazy IPA
  • IBA postpone BrewCon to 2021
    • Announce two key staff rendundancies
  • WABA launch Drink West Drink Best campaign
  • Australian Alcohol Excise Paused
  • BWS Launch "Local Luvva"
  • Tasting Paddle (15:15)
    • Deeds Brewing Kill Off Quiet Deeds
    • Australian Cider Awards Cancelled
    • Michelle Colgrave Wins Award For Ultra Low Gluten Grain Kebari
    • Broo Losses Down
      • *I can't do maths - the excise on that carton is more like $24
    • Behemoth/Chur Open Their Brewpub "Churly" in Auckland
    • Hop Nation buy Mornington Production Brewery from Tribe
    • Seltzer Chat - 4 Pines, St Andrews Beach, Moon Dog & Hop Nation
    • Beer Cartel Survey Is Out - Vote Before August 30th. (Link here)

 

What We're Drinking (32:12)

 

  • Mr Banks Party Tide
  • Nomad Salute 
  • Future Mountain Radio Kaliningrad
  • 8 Wired Flat White in Nitro Cans
  • Deeds Doppelbock
    • Modus Operandi Doppelator
  • Molly Rose Crowd Goes Mild
  • Smart Brother Brewing

 

Interview (41:05)

 

  • Clare Burnett Senior Journalist at Brews News
  • https://www.brewsnews.com.au/
  • We again look at COVID & its impact of different parts of the industry
  • Clare has excellent oversight over the whole industry & is QLD based so can provide us Victorians with a look into the future

 

Brewery Deep Dive - Slow Lane (1:12:42)

 

  • New Brewery from Botany NSW
  • Focus on European Yeast Driven Beers
  • We review 4 of their 5 beers to date
    • Botany Weisse, Refectory, Thirsty Miner, Foundation

 

Ranking of Lagers (1:24:58)

 

  • This month we add 333 from Vietnam to the list
  • The colonial history of this beer is really interesting
  • 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. Corona (Mexico)
    11. Steinlager (New Zealand)
    12. Heineken (Netherlands)
    13. San Miguel (Philippines)
    14. Cantina (El Salvador)
    15. 333 (Vietnam)
    16. Stella Artois (Belgium)
    17. Tusker (Kenya)
    18. Budweiser (USA)
    19. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
    20. Tiger (Singapore)
    21. Karlovacko (Croatia)
    22. Singha (Thailand)
    23. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
    24. Bintang (Indonesia)
    25. Vonu (Fiji)
    26. Cusquena (Peru)

 

That's all we have for this month, thanks again for tuning in guys. Thanks again to Clare for joining us - we really enjoyed the chat & I hope you guys enjoyed the insight Clare provided. As usual; questions, comments, suggestions or general statements to angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com & we'll see you all next month!

 

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Episode 18 - The Otter’s Promise & Lockdown Sequelitis

Episode 18 - The Otter’s Promise & Lockdown Sequelitis

July 16, 2020

Episode 18 - Show Notes 


Melbourne is back in COVID-19 lockdown & so is the Beer O'Clock Australia Podcast. Hopefully the podcast brings you more joy than lockdown... Hope everyone out there is coping with the constantly evolving situation we all find ourselves in. We've got a bumper episode for you all this week!

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.

This month there was a heap of news to get through, highlighted (lowlighted?) by the recent mainstream coverage of Blackhearts & Sparrows decision to stop stopping Colonial Brewing beers because of the connotations of the name. We feature our first ever interview on the podcast, with Dan Taranto from The Otter's Promise talking about the impact of COVID-19 on his business. We also managed to slot a Ukrainian lager into the Ranking of Lagers as well as discussing Range Brewing at length. Hope you all enjoy!

Show Notes

News Items (2:00)

  • Colonial Brewing dropped by Blackhearts & Sparrows fallout
  • White Brick Brewing & Byron Bay Brewing's venue close
  • Marmite supplies in the UK struggling due to shortage of used Brewers Yeast
  • Lion cyber security issues
  • Distillers struggling after shifting to hand sanitizer production
  • GABS dates moved again
  • Deeds Taproom finally approved!
  • The Tasting Paddle (22:23)
    • Cantillon Australia Drop
    • Catchment Brewing hit Worst Beer Blog
    • Tired Hands brewing their take on Furphy & S&W Pacific Ale
    • QLD launch their TAFE brewing course
    • Funk Estate rescued from administration
    • Dollar Bill sign up to Black is Beautiful
    • Broo placed in ASX trading halt again!
    • Canadian barley soaring in China after Australia/China tariff kerfuffle
    • New hop varieties link (here)

What We're Drinking (29:54)

  • Blackhearts x Stomping Ground Bramble On
    • Blackberries, Raspberries & Silvanberries
  • Stomping Ground New Releases
    • Resinator, Hatchpot, Upside Down
  • Mr Banks Feels Series
    • Citra, Idaho, Mosaic
  • Mr Banks Lager Life
  • Bentspoke Flemm
  • Modus Operandi Hazy Series
  • Garage Project x Trillium Sunrise Valley
  • Bridge Road Jimmy's Bake Shop
  • Mountain Goat Hazy Pale

Interview (51:11)

Ranking of Lagers (1:09:30)
  • This month we add Lvivske from Ukraine
  • The largest brewery in Europe being in Ukraine is one of many fascinating facts about Ukrainian beer that gets discussed in this segment
  • 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. Corona (Mexico)
  11. Steinlager (New Zealand)
  12. Heineken (Netherlands)
  13. San Miguel (Philippines)
  14. Cantina (El Salvador)
  15. Stella Artois (Belgium)
  16. Tusker (Kenya)
  17. Budweiser (USA)
  18. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
  19. Tiger (Singapore)
  20. Karlovacko (Croatia)
  21. Singha (Thailand)
  22. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
  23. Bintang (Indonesia)
  24. Vonu (Fiji)
  25. Cusquena (Peru)

Brewery Deep Dive (1:19:07)

  • Range Brewing
  • The biggest hype brewery in the country at the moment
  • Limited releases only
  • Based in Brisbane, opening a taproom in Abbotsford
  • Call Your Friends 2.0, Mustard, In the Evening, Little to the Left, Wait, What?

Noz's Cellar (1:30:40)

  • Petrus Cherry Chocolate Nitro Quad
  • 8.5% ABV
  • It's as dumb as it sounds!

So there we have it guys, thanks for sticking around if you've got this far. As we said in the ep, if you're able to like/comment/subscribe to our podcast on your app of choice that would be greatly appreciated as it lets more people find the show. We'd love your feedback on our interview with Dan as well as if ther is anyone else you'd like us to try and get on the show. We're hoping to touch base with a few more people from different parts of the industry to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on them. As usual; angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com if you have any feedback, comments or questions. Until next time...

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Episode 17 - The Mid-Year Marathon

Episode 17 - The Mid-Year Marathon

June 24, 2020

 Show Notes

News Items (4:00)

  • Pubs & breweries can open again!
    • Limited to 20, must have a meal, some not allowed to open
  • Lion to import White Claw
    • Where will Seltzer fit in the Australian craft beer scene?
  • Isolation AIBA results
  • Coles vs Beer Drop trademark dispute
  • Hype brewery beers selling out
    • Range, Mountain Culture, Mr Banks
  • Bonsai Brewhouse make Worst Beer Blog
    • Frenchies not far behind...
  • C02 shortages are not an issue in Australia
    • Farming & Mining save Australia again!

  • The Tasting Paddle (29:12)
    • CUB double their funding for Save Your Local
    • Asahi takeover of CUB ticked off by FIRB
    • Beer Swag Day
    • Coopers Malt exports up to 35,000 tonnes

What We're Drinking (33:12)

  • King River Brew Club
  • Mr Banks Idaho Feels
  • Hop Nation Melbourne Fog
  • Tallboy & Moose
    • Ursa Major, The Fang, Royal Fang, Itty Sticky, Bangkok Nights. Pinkest Pink & Sunray
  • Mountain Culture
    • Moon Dust, Harvest Months, Paperwork & Double Red IPA
  • Obligatory Deeds Kapurkova shoutout!
Brewery Deep Dive - Your Mates (44:24)
  • The bolter in the last two Hottest 100's
  • Larry, Sally, Donnie & Macca
  • History of the brewery - far longer that I thought!

Ranking of Lagers (58:05)

  • This month we add Bintang from Indonesia to the rankings!
  • The history of the brand is really interesting.
  • 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. Sapporo (Japan)
    8. Birra Moretti (Italy)
    9. Corona (Mexico)
    10. Steinlager (New Zealand)
    11. Heineken (Netherlands)
    12. San Miguel (Philippines)
    13. Cantina (El Salvador)
    14. Stella Artois (Belgium)
    15. Tusker (Kenya)
    16. Budweiser (USA)
    17. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
    18. Tiger (Singapore)
    19. Karlovacko (Croatia)
    20. Singha (Thailand)
    21. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
    22. Bintang (Indonesia)
    23. Vonu (Fiji)
    24. Cusquena (Peru)

You Haven't Had #&$! (1:08:21)

  • Coopers Mild
    • Coopers Pale Malt, Coopers Yeast, Pride of Ringwood Hops
    • 3.5% ABV
Noz's Cellar (1:15:10)
  • Mornington Penisula Cabin Fever
    • Cognac Barrel Aged Tripel
    • From the Carwyn Quarantinnies Pack
    • 9.0% ABV
  • Quarantinnies Chat

There we have is guys, another podcast in the bag! Thanks for sticking with us if you got this far, we know it was a long one! We've got a few plans that we're hoping to get down in time for the next podcast, so please stay tuned. As we said in the episode we've got new email addresses, so you can get me at angus@beeroclockaustralia.com or Dylan at dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com. Please send your feedback through & we'll be back with you in a month or so!

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Episode 16 - COVID-19 & The King of Beers

Episode 16 - COVID-19 & The King of Beers

May 11, 2020

Show Notes

News Items (0:30)

  • General COVID-19 discussion
    • QLD good, SA bad
  • Prancing Pony's Run In with SA Police
  • More Awareness for Local Breweries
  • Dans & Coles Both Pass Measures to Assist Small Producers
  • CO2 Shortages in the US
  • ACCC Approve Asahi Takeover of CUB
  • ABAC Complaints Down in Quarter 1
  • Founders First Increase Their Stake in Jetty Road

What We're Drinking (20:46)

  • 3 Ravens Black 
  • Lockdown Beers
    • Getting into routine
    • Supporting local breweries & bottleshops
    • Digging into the cellar
  • Westside Ale Works, The Foreigner Brewing Company
  • Quarantinnies
  • Mountain Culture
  • Deeds Grisette Follow Up
  • Mr Banks Straight to the Fudge Room
  • One Drop Hazy IPA
  • Stomping Ground Hatch Pot
  • Frexi Smokey Sour

Ranking of Lagers (44:37)

  • This month we add "The King of Beers"; Budweiser from the 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. Sapporo (Japan)
    8. Birra Moretti (Italy)
    9. Corona (Mexico)
    10. Steinlager (New Zealand)
    11. Heineken (Netherlands)
    12. San Miguel (Philippines)
    13. Cantina (El Salvador)
    14. Stella Artois (Belgium)
    15. Tusker (Kenya)
    16. Budweiser (USA)
    17. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
    18. Tiger (Singapore)
    19. Karlovacko (Croatia)
    20. Singha (Thailand)
    21. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
    22. Vonu (Fiji)
    23. Cusquena (Peru)

Due to some poor planning & our enforced social distancing we didn't have a cellar this month. Hopefully we've kept you up to date with some of the newer interesting beer releases as well as some news. I've had a busy few weeks at work but hope to be pumping out some more Year of the Local posts shortly. In the meantime emails to either gus.norris7@gmail.com or our new address angus@beeroclockaustralia.com. You can now also reach Dylan at dylan@beeroclockaustralia.com. Stay safe everyone!

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Episode 15 - The End’s Not Near, It’s Here

Episode 15 - The End’s Not Near, It’s Here

April 17, 2020

Welcome to another episode of the Beer O'Clock Australia podcast. It's our first podcast that we've done remotely, so apologies if there are a few teething issues- although Dylan's done a really good job of editing as usual & we're happy with the results. We'll fine tune the process over the next couple of episodes while we keep trying to bring you content whilst still confined to our respective houses.

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.

This month we covered the latest COVID-19 beer related news as well as some news from before the world changed irrevocably. We discussed our work trip to the Gold Coast, which involved a lot of beers after the actual work got done, talked about some local new beers & added a new beer to our Ranking of Macro Lagers. We finish off with a Cellar segment with a twist, as we obviously couldn't be in the same room to share a beer.

 

Show Notes

 

News Items

  • COVID-19 Causes Chaos with the Beer Calendar
    • Everything is cancelled
  • Industry Pulling Together
    • Carwyn Cellars Quarantinnies
    • East Coast Canning - Kegs to Cans
    • Beer Together
    • Keeping Local Alive
    • Matthew Beggs' Spreadsheet link
    • Breweries Making Hand Sanitiser
  • Pregnancy Warning Labels Scrapped
  • ABAC Tightened Compliance
  • Broo Record More Losses (Is this still news?)
  • Hop Products Australia Open New Facility
  • Hop Nation Release J-Juice to Replace Jedi Juice
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What We're Drinking (19:30)

  • Gold Coast Trip
    • Madocke
    • Gold Coast
    • Black Hops
    • Balter
  • Madocke Cherry Beer
  • Deeds Fear & Loathing in Brewsvegas
  • Deeds Grisette
  • Hop Nation Melbourne Fog & Hop Nation 7 Clouds
  • La Sirene Farmhouse Red 
  • Augustiner Maximator
  • General Quarantine Beer Chat

Ranking of Lagers (44:37)

  • Slowly this down for obvious reasons; this month we slot Stella Artois into the rankings
  • 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. Sapporo (Japan)
    8. Birra Moretti (Italy)
    9. Corona (Mexico)
    10. Steinlager (New Zealand)
    11. Heineken (Netherlands)
    12. San Miguel (Philippines)
    13. Cantina (El Salvador)
    14. Stella Artois (Belgium)
    15. Tusker (Kenya)
    16. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
    17. Tiger (Singapore)
    18. Karlovacko (Croatia)
    19. Singha (Thailand)
    20. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
    21. Vonu (Fiji)
    22. Cusquena (Peru)

Noz's Cellar (55:18)

  • We're delving into both of our cellars this month
  • Noz has a Wildflower Amber Batch 24
  • Dylan has a Wildflower Amber Batch 23
  • Compared to tasting notes

That's it for another month on the Beer O'Clock Australia podcast. Considering the challenges thrown our way I think this turned out pretty well. We've got some new equipment in bound, which should make our next episode sound a little cleaner as well as giving us the option to record interviews out & about if we go down that route in the future. As usual emails are welcomed with any comments/questions at gus.norris7@gmail.com

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Episode 14 - Before the World Shut Down

Episode 14 - Before the World Shut Down

March 27, 2020

What a difference a month makes! We recorded this episode in late February when the novel coronavirus COVID-19 was just starting to enter the consciousness. It's amazing how much our world has changed... In any case, I hope all of you out there are looking after yourselves & isolating appropriately. 

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.

This month we reverted to form. We covered the news (pre COVID-19), we discussed a couple of cracking new Victorian beer releases as well as our impending trip to the Gold Coast (which will be covered on the next episode). We added 3 more beers to our ranking of lagers, it's quite long this month after some debates were entered, as well as our Desert Island 6-pack reappearing in the form of beers released in 2019. As usual we finish of with a bottle from my cellar. Hope you enjoy the episode!

 Show Notes

News Items

  • Stomping Ground Airport Opens
  • Hard Seltzer Festival
  • Melbourne Uni's Electronic Nose for Beer 
    • We coudln't find the link! Apologies for those looking for it!
  • Killer Sprocket Opening in Bayswater
  • Wolf of the Willows Opening in Mordialloc
  • Ratebeer Awards

What We're Drinking (14:34)

  • We're off to the Gold Coast!
  • Deeds Kapurkova
  • Hawkers Late to the Party

Ranking of Lagers (20:20)

  • This week we had to slot in Steinlager (New Zealand), Skopsko (North Macedonia) & Karlovacko (Croatia)
  • 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. Sapporo (Japan)
  8. Birra Moretti (Italy)
  9. Corona (Mexico)
  10. Steinlager (New Zealand)
  11. Heineken (Netherlands)
  12. San Miguel (Philippines)
  13. Cantina (El Salvador)
  14. Tusker (Kenya)
  15. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
  16. Tiger (Singapore)
  17. Karlovacko (Croatia)
  18. Singha (Thailand)
  19. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
  20. Vonu (Fiji)
  21. Cusquena (Peru)

Desert Island 6-pack (46:18)

  • Best of 2019!
  • The cross overs this month were:
    •  Mr Banks The Drop #1, Quiet Deeds Survivor Type, 
  • Dylan's X individuals;
      • Cloudwater X White Hag Cairde Gan Teorainneacha, The Winston Black Rye IPA, Collective Arts Blackberry, Cherry, Lemon & Vanilla Sour, Black Arts Golden Ale with Mandarin 
  • Noz's X individuals;
      • Other Half X Monkish The La La, Blackman's Same Day IPA Super Hop, Lanikai Haleakala, Hawkers X Carwyn The Forgotten Casks
  • Honourable Mentions
    • Black Arts Biere de Coupage, Boatrocker DDH IPA, Mr Banks Once Upon a Time in Armadale, Mr Banks X Range Keep the Change, Quiet Deeds Slenderman, Littlebrew Raspberry Lambic, Alvarado Street So Delightful, Molly Rose Tretti Tre, Cheeky Pint Blueberry Raspberry Stout

Noz's Cellar (1:09:25)

  • Victory V12

    • Belgian Quadrupel
    • 12% ABV
    • Cellared for Ages (?5-7 Years)
    • Thumbs Up

There we have it guys, a little longer than we would normally like, but in these strange times it's probably not the worst thing to have a little more content than usual. Our podcast can now be found on Spotify, so if that's your preferred platform you're now able to switch over to that. As usual you can contact me at gus.norris7@gmail.com if you have any questions, thoughts or simply want to chat. Stay safe everyone & ....

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

Episode 13 - Hottest 100 Special

Episode 13 - Hottest 100 Special

March 5, 2020

 Show Notes

If you're listening to this somewhere with access to a screen, I'd highly recommend having some of these links open:

Hottest 100: https://www.gabsfestival.com/h100-2019-aus-main-list

100-200: https://www.gabsfestival.com/h100-2019-aus-next-list

Indie List: https://www.gabsfestival.com/h100-2019-aus-indie-list

2019 Beers: https://www.gabsfestival.com/h100-2019-aus-new-list

Our Predictions (1:40)

100-91 (8:05)

90-81 (10:50)

80-71 (14:40)

70-61 (17:28)

60-51 (20:48)

50-41 (23:33)

40-31 (27:16)

30-21 (30:38)

20-11 (33:38)

Top 10 (36:34)

Overall Thoughts/Trends (47:45)

There we have it guys, hopefully you enjoyed our analysis of the Hottest 100 beers of 2019. As discussed in the podcast it's a poll that gets unfairly derided from certain sections of the craft beer community. I think it has plenty of merit, as it provides a good snapshot of what people outside the tiny inner bubble are enjoying.

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

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