Aussie Beer Explorers

Aussie Beer Explorers

Two guys tasting and talking about Australian craft beer either from each other’s shed, craft breweries or bars.

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December 8, 2021 25 min

Summer's finally here!!

And along with it, good old Aussie Post brought us an early Chrissy present...3 beers from Aether Brewing's Summer of Sour release. So we thought we'd better smash it out as soon as we could in a mini episode!

  • Forest berry Sour
  • Nelson Sauvin Single Hop Sour IPA
  • Rosé Sour
  • https://aetherbrewing.com.au/

     

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    ​Look out - Episode 100!   Can you believe it? Cos we can’t.. From humble beginnings in a small craft beer bar in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to a global sensation!!   And what a better way to celebrate the milestone with 6 (or 8) awesome beers from One Drop Brewing Co in Botany NSW.   As the east coast emerges from what we hope is the final lockdown ever, we thoroughly enjoyed these beers with a couple completely different to...
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    November 17, 2021 46 min
    ​November Hops to Home podcast has arrived!   Another 5 cracking beers delivered directly to our door from Hops to Home and two new breweries to add to our list..  
  • Hop Skip & Jump IPA - Aether Brewing https://aetherbrewing.com.au/
  • Conehead IPA - Boatrocker https://www.boatrocker.com.au/
  • Razzle Dazzle Blood Orange, Mandarin & Hibiscus IPA - Bodriggy Brewing Co https://www.bodriggybrewing.com.au/
  • Pale Ale - Frenchies Brewery h...
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    November 3, 2021 38 min
    What the heck has just happened??  It feels like a  lifetime since we were in the same shed rabbiting on about beer...But jeez we were glad to be able to finally catch up in person and solve the worlds problems.   And what a perfect way celebrate the Melbourne Cup weekend with 5 cracking beers from Hops to Home!  
  • Golden Ale - Valhalla Brewing https://www.valhallabrewing.com.au/
  • Dankest IPA - Burnley Brewing https://www.burnleybrew...
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    October 6, 2021 54 min

    Dave had the chance to visit Cornella Brewery in between a couple of Melbourne's lockdowns a few months ago, and what an awesome looking venue it is! Right near Colbinabbin in central Victoria, it shares the grounds with The Shiraz Republic, there's a stage for entertainment, plus great looking onsite cabins overlooking the vineyard. There was no punters around at the time due to ongoing restrictions, but he was able to gra...

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    September 22, 2021 60 min
    September 2021 Hops to Home pack has arrived!   Another 5 cracking beers delivered directly to our door for us to bang on about for about an hour. This episode again taps into the Hope Rocks concert at Hope Estate referencing great Aussie rock bands as well as movies such as Young Einstein and The Matrix.   Dave also taps in the grey matter and divulges where he was on 8/8/1988. Where were you on 8/8/1988 and have you still got you...
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    September 8, 2021 42 min

    How good is this? Little Creatures sent us a couple of beers to try that we haven't had a crack at in the show yet - two of our old favourites, plus two BRAND NEW BEERS! 

    Little Creatures is celebrating 21 year of craft brewing with the release of a Pacific Ale and Hazy IPA, which were both released in August.

    Also another surprise - for their 21st birthday, Little Creatures’ signature Pale Ale and XPA was released in cans!

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    September 1, 2021 24 min
    Check out these two Non-Alcoholic beers from Athletic Brewing Co!   We were fortunate enough to have the guys at Rocket Comms send us these two interesting beers:  
  • Upside Dawn Golden Ale
  • Run Wild IPA
  •   We’ve certainly had a few low/no alcoholic beers on this journey with one of these in particular reminding us of sipping on some wort as it pours out of the brew kettle and into the fermenter, albeit not sweet!   We were eager to che...

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    August 25, 2021 54 min
    August 2021 Hops to Home pack has arrived!   While much of Australia's population is again stuck in some form of lockdown thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to pivot and deliver the podcast from seperate sheds. Nothing is going to stop us from banging on about awesome Australian Craft Beer while slipping in the odd Coronavirus reference and reminicing about great Aussie Rock and Roll bands that hopefully will be playi...
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    August 11, 2021 50 min
    ​Check out these 5 awesome beers from Brick Lane!   Starting off gently with the Sidewinder and Avalanche, the final three massive beers are not for the faint hearted and perfect for sharing with mates when we’re allowed to..   The beers we sampled were:
  • Sidewinder Hazy Pale
  • Avalanche Hazy IPA
  • Part 1 of the Trilogy of Fear, Baby Yaga Russian Imperial Stout
  • Part 2 of the Trilogy of Fear, The Abyss Amburana Imperial Stout
  • Part 3 of the T...
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    July 28, 2021 56 min
    ​Well blow us down if Victoria hasn’t caught New South Wales’s cold!   For reference this episode was recorded just toward the end of June when Melbourne was on top of the dreaded virus and sport was a thing down here again..   Anyway you all know how it has panned out and have a listen to how we saw things through the eyes of two blokes sipping on some awesome GABS beers..
  • Bright Brewery https://brightbrewery.com.au/
  • Dainton Brewer...
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    July 14, 2021 46 min

    We're in the same shed again! Luckily we were able to catch up in person and enjoy these five cracking beers from Hops To Home.

    It was another fun journey, as well as learning about the beers and breweries, along the way we also got to learn about a movie from 1966, and what's the world record for the number of dolls in a babushka doll set??

  • Night Fever Black IPA - Catchment Brewing Co https://www.catchmentbrewingco.com.a...
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    June 30, 2021 35 min

    ​Crikey what a weird moment in time this is...it seems like almost every other capital city apart from Melbourne is on some sort of lockdown! We know how you feel, it was only a few weeks ago when we recorded this episode - and we were in lockdown as well!

    So for this Bad Shepherd Brewing Co special we were in seperate sheds again, and we gasbag our way through 6 of their core range:

  • Tiny IPA
  • Victoria Pale Ale
  • American Pale Ale
  • Haze...
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    June 16, 2021 46 min
    ​June Hops to Home podcast has arrived!   What another cracking 5 beers from Hops to Home and how is the artwork on these cans??   With Melbournes Lockdown Lite impeding our ability to catch up in person we were again remote and back in our own sheds.   The beers we sampled were:
  • ​Extra Pale Ale - Hobart Brewing Co https://www.hobartbrewingco.com.au/
  • Inside Voice Foreign Extra Stout - Little Bang Brewery https://www.littlebang.com.a...
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    Brick Lane have teamed up with the Victorian members of Pink Boots Australia to create this limited Stereobreaker Rye Pale Ale. And we were fortunate enough to be sent a couple during Melbroune's Lockdown 4.0!   What a ripper of a beer, well done to Emily and the team! Wonder if that's Emily's profile rocking out on the label??   And even though it's only a mini episode, we were also able to sneak in a little experi...
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    June 2, 2021 48 min

    Victorian lockdown 4.0! Luckily Dave had the chance to get up to Mildura Brewery just before Easter, and we managed to record this brewery special just before everything in Vic went pear shaped again.

    Have a listen to hear about the brewery, their beers, and even a history lesson about Big Lizzie (if you're not sure what Big Lizzie is, you sure will after listening to this episode!)

     

    We tasted 7 of their beers:

    Sunlight Li...

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    May 26, 2021 17 min
    ​Another mini episode of Aussie Beer Explorers has arrived!   Now this one is interesting, featuring two ultra-low alcohol beers from Big Drop Brewing Company.   At only 0.5% ABV these beers are definitely a talking point with the flavours not wavering due to the low alcoholic content.   The beers we sampled were: ⁃Paradiso IPA ⁃Galactic Milk Stout   Click on the link in the bio or search for Aussie Beer Explorers in your favourite...
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    May 19, 2021 40 min
    May Hops to Home podcast has arrived!   Crikey with 2021 over a third of the way through we’ll be hearing Mariah Carey belting out “All I want for Christmas” before we know it.   This episode we were taken way back to the 1980’s and 90’s staple Saturday TV show for many Aussies as well as a classic Australian Film.   Can you guess which beer these two references are relating too?   The beers we sampled were:
  • Super Juicy New England...
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    May 12, 2021 13 min

    A few weeks ago Brick Lane were kind enough to invite us to a zoom drinks with Brick lane's head brewer John Seltin and CEO Paul Bowker. Along with a few of our friends from the podcast/media world (how we got entry into that group we'll never know!), the guys from Brick Lane introduced us to two very unique beers.

    They sent us a couple of extras so we could sneak out a mini episode, have a listen and hear what we thought!

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    May 5, 2021 53 min
    During April, Dave headed to the North Coast of New South Wales for work and was fortunate to have the opportunity to call in to The Coastal Brewing Company in Forster on his way back to Newcastle airport. What an awesome way to finish off a busy week away as well as experience some of Australia's Big Things!   The beers we sampled were: - Town Lager - Barrington Blonde - Boomerang Beach Pale Ale - Ghinni Ghinni GIPA - Booti KN...
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