August 2013: a round-up…

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September 17, 2013 by 250 Beers

We’re mid-September already! 2013 is flying along. I haven’t even posted August’s round-up yet. Well, not until right now…

Last month came and went and so did 29 new and unique beers in the process…

amager bryghus gluttonyA deluge of The Sinner Series beers by Danish brewers Amager Bryghus at Craft in Red Hill enabled me to pick up a few varieties from the range. Only one, Gluttony (9.4%), was opened in August. It was highly recommended to me and didn’t fail to make me exclaim a hearty “Wow!”

It’s a very solid double IPA brimming with hops which pack a bitter yet tasty punch. More on the others in next month’s round-up.

IPA day was last month. As always, it was on the first Thursday of August. To mark the occasion I had a cheeky Feral Hop Hog at lunchtime. It should be noted that this beer didn’t enter my unique listing on this day as I first tried it ages ago. IPA day coincided with the launch of a collaboration brew from Bacchus and Cassie Potts from What Beer To Drink. I was en route to the launch at Tippler’s Tap and ducked into Kerbside for a quick Bacchus Pug IPA (6.0%) which turned out to be the first of seven beers that evening – six of which were unique to me. The Pug was followed up by the launch beer Passion Pots Pilsner (5.3%) having relocated myself to Tippler’s. I then devoured a Bacchus Coconut Porter (6.0%), a Cavalier Brewing Imperial Stout (9.0%) and a Pernicious Weed (8.0%) from Garage Project. Once back home I continued the IPA day theme with a 650mlfigjam ipa bottle of the appropriately named Idiot IPA (8.5%) by American brewery, Coronado. Last up for the evening was an old favourite, FIGJAM IPA from Burleigh Brewing. A big Thursday night.

Another big Thursday night was Bitter Suite’s second birthday party. You can read all about the night (and my intake of nine beers) as well as bringing yourself up to speed with my new-found familiarity with Beerburrum right here. However, for the sake of this round-up bacchus domin8torthere were three unique beers that I tucked away during the evening; Bacchus Domin8tor (8.8%) – an imperial red ale, Green Beacon’s Cross Knot Kolsch (4.4%) and Boxer Irish red ale (4.5%) from Rocks Brewing. Starting the evening on the ramped-up 8.8% Domin8tor was always going to be a recipe for disaster!

Founders Brewing has had quite a presence in Brisbane recently. I procured seven of their beers from Craft and Archive and happily quaffed them during August. Essentially, they were as follows: All Day IPA (4.7%), Breakfast Stout (8.3%), Centennial IPA (7.2%), Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale (8.5%), Double Trouble Imperial IPA (9.4%), Dry Hopped Pale Ale (5.4%) and Porter (6.5%). A bit more on my haul can be found here.

There was just one other showing from the USA last month at 250 Beers HQ and that was the delicious Mocha Porter (5.3%) from Rogue Ales.

In contrast to the nine US beers, there were seven unique beers Moor Beer Hoppinessrepresenting England last month. Every single one was very, very good and I’m not being biased either! There were two from Harbour Brewing which were Double IPA No. 3 (7.0%) and Porter No. 6 (6.8%). Three from Moor Beer Co: Dark Alliance (4.7%), Hoppiness (6.7%) and Illusion (4.7%). Lastly, two from Samuel Smith’s. These being the Imperial Stout (7.0%) and the India Ale (5.0%).

To finish, we’re back in Australia with the final four.

Another Rocks Brewing beer appeared on my beer tally in August. This time it was their Hangman pale ale (4.9%) in bottled form.

The next three all have something in common… They werenoisy minor patersbier all the result of lunchtime beers at The Embassy. First was Holgate’s Brick Kiln Wheat (5.3%) which I have to say is ridiculously addictive – a fantastic wheat beer! Then there was Feral’s 10th anniversary beer, White Hog (5.8%), which is a combination of their White Ale and Hop Hog. Finally, a brew from Queensland in the form of Noisy Minor’s Patersbier (4.4%) which is a refreshingly simple and sessionable Belgian.

There may well be more than August’s 29 unique beers in September’s Round-Up considering my presence at this year’s imminent Armakeggon at Archive – see you there!

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