Beers and Brews

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Coopers Sparkling Ale, Adelaide $4.29 or $54.95 per case of 24

Fancy a brew?

Young Henry’s Real Ale, AUD $8.20 (640ml) This dark amber-coloured ale is full-bodied and richly flavoured, with strong roasted malt flavours and notable hops. Chocolate and malt flavours abound, and the finish has a distinctive bitterness. A character-filled beer with a heap of flavour at

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Lord Nelson Brewery Seasonal Ale, Double Nelson IPA $7.50/500ml or $60 a case of 12. This American IPA has double the normal hops of the regular Lord Nelson pale ales. It has a deep, slightly cloudy amber hue and a big fruity, citrusy, floral aroma.

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Maxwell Sparkling Mead $10/500ml Mead blended with ginger and other spices including clove and cinnamon, as well as stone fruits and citrus. The aroma is very gingery and spicy with obvious clove notes. It’s a little vermouth-like, gently sparkling and lightly sweet. The finish is

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Stone’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer $25/6-pack (330ml) This has a cloudy, light straw appearance; the bouquet and flavour are big on fresh, vibrant ginger and the palate is intense and penetrating. Sweetness is there but not excessive, well balanced by the spicy effect of the

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Daleside Old Leg Over, Yorkshire, $8.49-$8.99 /500ml A good session beer in the English brown ale style, with a full reddish honey colour and aromas of caramel, toffee and malt, some bready notes and mild hoppiness. It tastes soft and gentle, possibly lightly carbonated, with

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Bridge Road Brewers ‘Summer’ Single Hop IPA Series, Beechworth $4.80 /330ml bottle or $24.50/6-pack The appearance is medium to full amber, with a thick, creamy head, and the bouquet is strongly hopped and full of character. Intense and mouth-filling, the flavour is well-hopped at first

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Napoleone Breakneck Porter, Yarra Valley $16 / 4 x 330ml This is a black beer with the appearance of a stout, but not as heavy or as strongly malted. It has a discreetly chocolaty aroma with some malt and there are some subtle hops on

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Bridgeport Kingpin Double Red Ale, Portland, Oregon $5.50 / 355ml; $26.99 six-pack; $95 case of 24. With a dark amber colour and a rich roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla bouquet, this ale is full-bodied, smooth and round, with a cleansing hoppy bitterness to the finish.