Beer

Not so Summer

Make a note of this. The next time you’re asked what you’d charge for sailing in heavy storm-ridden sea for two thousand miles, then climbing aboard an icebreaker and disembarking in gale force winds to endure blizzards and frostbite on an overloaded dogsled to retrieve a top secret rocket that’s crashed near The South Pole, with a team of trained assassins in hot pursuit, don’t say 'my usual fee'. Up the ante. Some guys are a pretty good shot, even when their fingers are freezing.

Hops
Perle, Galaxy
Malt
Maris Otter, Vienna, Munich Type 1, Pale Wheat, Acid Malt
I.B.U
16
A.B.V
4.5%

A light sunshine colour, this refreshing Kölsch ale with hints of tropical fruits & pineapple on the nose & palate is noted for its delicacy rather than a robust distinctiveness.

THE AIRSHIP

The dangers of piloting an airship over the glittering frozen desert of Antarctica became abundantly clear when the gas leak blew open with a whoosh. While rapidly losing altitude and heading toward a treacherous glacier, suddenly I knew I was going to have to scale the rigging in the bitter windchill, patch the hole with sealskin and spirit gum.  For the life of me, I don’t know why I felt so happy.

Hops
Hallertauer Mittelfruh, Saaz, Nelson Sauvin
Malt
Pilsner, Munich Type 1, Carapils, Vienna, Acid Malt
I.B.U
28
A.B.V
4.8%

Easy drinking, our Pilsner Lager is straw in colour and prominently features a German/Czech style hop bitterness.

FLYING LOW

Flying in low over the rainforest at twilight, one of those blasted fruit bats took out the propeller. Making an emergency crash landing in hungry crocodile country the only option ... but if not for that, I’d never have found all the gold.

Hops
Willamette, Cascade, Galaxy
Malt
Maris Otter, Munich Type 1, Pale Wheat, Caramunich Type 3, Acid Malt
I.B.U
30
A.B.V
4.8%

Bright golden in colour, our version of an American pale ale has bold upfront citrus & grapefruit aromas & flavours, perfectly balanced using specialty malts to create an all round beer for any weather.

THE RED TRUCK

As I pulled up in my red international, under the one dim street lamp beside the gate to the wharf, I saw four shadowy figures headed toward the dark hulk of the freighter at the end of the pier.  They must’ve taken all of my attention as I sat in my truck, I didn’t even have the time to turn around when I heard the distinct click of a revolver being cocked. I felt my life was just beginning — to get very interesting.

Hops
Perle, Hallertauer Mittelfruh
Malt
Carared, Melanoidin, Munich Type 1
I.B.U
21
A.B.V
5%

This German style Märzen is aburnt reddish orange in colour with a sweet biscuit-like maltiness & a clean dry finish.

No ticket and a Porter

She was about to step on-board that sleek silver train and vanish out of my life forever, unless I did something fast. Of course I now didn’t have a ticket — or a suitcase and I needed to get past the Porter... but I’d think of something.

Hops
East Kent Goldings
Malt
Pale Malt, Bohemian Pilsner, Caramunich Type 2, Caramunich Type 3, Carafa Special, Pale Wheat
I.B.U
31
A.B.V
4.9%

This traditional English Brown Porter with dark brown, ruby colours is characterized by the infusion of roasted dark chocolate flavours (from a variety of dark malts).

BE-CI-DER

The mysterious woman hadn’t set foot out of her stateroom since the voyage began. If I couldn’t think of a way to coax her out on deck, I was going to have to think of a way to get myself invited in. The question was, would I have time to find the jewels? Or would she pull that hypnosis trick again. It would be hard to explain if I started squawking like a chicken at the Captain’s Table.

Hops
Apples (Yarra Valley)
A.B.V
4.7%

Displaying a crystal clear appearance, our cider has aromas of freshly cut apples & fruit, combined with a gentle balance of natural sugars & acids. The palate is spritzy with a sherbet like finish … this cider’s a little cheeky...

ANGRY? NO

Yes, I might have made him angry, the charging water buffalo did cause me some concern, I admit.  But I thought my chances were reasonable of making it back to the jeep, and then pretty damn good about outrunning the beast to the helicopter if I could get behind the wheel.  Shame, but I did warn him about that quicksand.  He heard me ...

Hops
Perle, Galaxy, Cascade
Malt
Maris Otter, Vienna,Carapils, Wheat
I.B.U
20
A.B.V
4.8%

This clean, smooth, well balanced and very more-ish beer is a perfect food match & session beer; brewed for Argentinean Independence Day.

Get on the No.51 Tram to Black Rock

The tram left Sandringham station, down Bluff Road to my final destination. It was the ratt-a-tatt-tatt of the wheels that reminded me of better times, years before. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why this felt like home...all I knew, was that this tram was heading south.

A.B.V
5.9%

Think German Schwarzbier (a dark lager) meets the hopping of an American IPA. Big piney citrus hop notes and flavours with a slightly roasty malt profile.

THE HOP FIELDS

It was good to travel on solid land for a change. As I drove, fields of green outstretched my eyes … later I would learn, they were of course the hop fields. Unfortunately for me they were burning off that day and the smoke lay heavy, not one damn breath of wind. As I drove in one direction my neck was sweating, bugs were biting and I couldn't see a damn thing ... must keep heading south

A.B.V
3.5%

Little Harvest is an unfiltered golden ale with a fluffy white head. It's a mid strength ale made with a big flavour in mind. It carries upfront citrus and berry on the nose with a medium bitterness that lingers through out. Perfect session ale that igreat with food.

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