November 2013: a round-up…


December 7, 2013 by 250 Beers

A subdued month of beer consumption saw the intake of 20 unique beers throughout November. That intake (or drought in comparison to previous months) was due to my dubious creation – NOvemBEER. I guess 20 unique beers is quite a high number considering I beer’d for only five of the 30 days last month!

Drinking local seems to have been the theme with 13 out of my 20 new beers hailing from in and around Brisbane. That’s a whopping 65%.

Only one of the total was from overseas. That accolade goes to the popular Kozel Dark (3.8%) a very drinkable, mid-strength dark ale by Velke Popvice from the Czech Republic. Somebody handed me a 500ml bottle during my first joker-play. It’s readily available in Dan Murphy’s and I have no idea why it has escaped my attention. It’s quite a decent dark.

So, 19 Australian beers to whizz through…

The six interstate beers that featured were as follows:

4 Pines’ latest Keller Door release to hit the taps in Brisbane; Australian IPA (6.5%) which was delicious. Very fresh with a nice, fruity hop smack.

Settlers Pale Ale (4.8%) from Western Australian brewery, Bootleg, and Mornington’s Sorachi Kolsch (5.2%) were both ‘après brew’ beers at Archive that were well deserved after a day brewing at Bacchus (do you know all about the Bacchus Beer Bloggers Series yet?). I was hungry and thirsty and, thankfully, both of these beers really hit the spot.

The last three all happened on the same night. It was quite an eventful evening actually. The Brewski soft launch succeeded the second Sniff & Sip session (Kooinda) at the Brewhouse. Many beers found their way past my lips that night but the three newbies were American Pale Ale (4.7%) and Hop Transfusion (7.5%) – both great beers by Kooinda. Finally, Ekim’s After Battle pale ale (5.5%) – one of the first beers poured through the shiny new taps at CaXXXXton Street’s newest venue, Brewski.

All Inn Brewing Kala Black IPAOk, that’s the ‘foreign’ stuff done. Now to mention the 13 home-grown talents:

All Inn Brewing’s two new ladies, Kala (6.4%) and Katie (5.4%) – a black IPA and ESB respectively, were my beers of choice during joker number four. You can read more about them by clicking here if you wish.

Five beers from Brisbane Brewing Co. saw the light of day in my glass last month. Witty Wit (5.0%), Star Lager (5.0%), Lord Lamington (5.0%) and the collaboration with King Brown Brewing (Dan Rawlings), ‘G’imp IPA (9.6%). You can read more about the Gimp here. The fifth was Railroad IPA (6.2%) which was my choice of free pot upon arrival at the Kooinda Sniff & Sip sesh mentioned above.

The last six beers are all by Bacchus Brewing. My unique beer listing now boasts 29 different Bacchus beers but this isn’t a dent in the total quantity of different brews put together by the Capalaba outfit.

Those six are…Belgian Mocha Stout (5.8%), Chokky Wokky Oatmeal Stout (5.8%), Cock Ale Irish Red (5.6%), Hopilingus IPA (unknown abv), London Porter (5.8%) and White Chocolate Pilsner (4.9%). They were all consumed during that busy day at the brewery.

That list of 29 will grow by at least six more in December when the six Bloggers Series beers are released at Tippler’s Tap on the 17th.

More news on the tap take-over in a separate blog post soon!

2 thoughts on “November 2013: a round-up…

  1. LifeandTimesofCB says:

    Mrs L&T really wishes I had done NOvemBEER! Since starting the blog I’ve been drinking more than ever + my metabolism is starting to slow = beer gut development 😦 A month’s semi-break from beer might have been a wise decision coming into the festive season where eating a drinking are top priority!

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