Today’s beer is Brooklyn Lager from New York’s Brooklyn Brewery. The brewery began in 1988 and today is one of the top craft beer breweries in the world with a whole array of awards and one of the biggest exporters of craft beer. This picture we took in New York City but we have a local bottle shop which stocks the Brooklyn Lager in our hometown of Geelong Australia, only problem it’s about 3 times the price! The beer is a brewed in a Vienna Style with amber gold colour and a very nice caramel malty taste. The beer has been dry hopped giving it a very crisp bitterness making it quiet easy to drink.
The Lager is delicious but the brewery also has wide range of beers available all through the year and a number of fantastic seasonal beers including a magnificent pumpkin beer called Post Road we tried during the Halloween festivities it has a lovely nutmeg and sweet flavour.
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May at Hoppsy is New Zealand Beer month and the first of our beer stories from the land of the great long cloud is Speight’s Summit Golden Ale. This 4% alcohol lager was first brewed back in June of 2008 and is the brewer’s first all natural beer. Speight’s use only natural ingredients including lovely Pacific Hallertau Hops from Nelson which is added late in the brew to the kettle, delicious malted barleys and crystal clear New Zealand water to produce a pretty tasty beer. It is a fairly light beer in comparison to the mainstream Speight’s Gold Medal but has a wonderful fruity flavour with some floral aromatics. The beer like many New Zealand beers has a sweet and smooth taste. Speight’s part of the Lion Nathan suite of brands has been marketing this beer as a smooth flavoured golden larger that embodies the spirit of the modern Southern Man and is aiming at younger and more active customer, who might purchase a imported product instead of the traditional beers.
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When you think of Greek beers you usually think of Mytos, but there are so many other great beers to look out for including Alfa, Keo and today’s feature beer Marathon. Marathon is no ancient brew it only reached the market in 1971 and is made using only high quality natural ingredients- none of the nasty stuff. Being a pale lager it contains 5% alcohol and has a fresh crisp taste with a hint of malt making it very easy to knock down. Marathon Beer is produced by Athenian Brewery which is now part of Heineken, this beer is available in many regions throughout the world so look out for it in your bottleshop’s fridge.
Carlton Natural Blonde
It looks like blonde will be the fashion statement of the Australian summer with yet another blonde beer hitting the market. This time Carlton has released another blonde after the huge success of their Pure Blonde, and now a newey- it’s simply called Carlton Natural Blonde. Again it is a low carb beer lager and if this six pack is any indication very tasty indeed. This isn’t the end of Carlton’s surprises for summer- there’s also a Pure Blonde Naked- we haven’t been able to get our hands on this yet- so watch this space. …. Anyway back to the Carlton Natural Blonde- it has a 4.2% alcohol volume, double hopped and 70% less carbohydrates than regular full strength beer- and carbs aren’t all its missing- there are no nasty additives or preservatives in what seems to be a theme to many of the new beers being released recently- which can only be a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »
Two years ago with the help of celebrity reinforcement from Paris Hilton, who came to Sydney to ‘find’ the face of Bondi Blonde who is Jaime Wright. Bondi Blonde hit the market brewed by Bluetounge another great beer from Sydney. The Beer has made quiet an impact in the low carb market with plenty of blokes thinking they will still look ok in their budgie smugglers on Bondi beach- but many of them need to get of the pies as well and put that shirt, and pants back on. Anyway the beer is great its a pale lager and contains 4.5% alcohol and as we mentioned a few lines up is a low carb beer and contains only about a third of the carbsfound in the normal full strength beer. It uses only natural ingredients and is preservative free so it’s the perfect beer for summer, well all year round. The beer is heavily marketed to the fit and beautiful with strong emphasis on the beach- being called Bondi it’s the perfect market. Look out for it in your Aussie pub or bottleshop and give it a try. Read the rest of this entry »
Rolling Rock Pale Lager
Rolling Rock Extra Pale Lager is a Anheuser Busch product which originally came from Western Pennsylvania but now is brewed in Newmark, New Jersey. The beer is pretty easily recognised with its distinctive green bottle and painted white and blue lables, which were produced during the depression to save on printing costs and have stayed right up until now. Today Rolling Rock is exported around the world and is available in many specialty beer stores- look out for it – it’s quiet tasty. There is now also a Premium Rock Light for those who care about the carbs- look for the prancing blue stallion on the painted label.
There is no better accompaniment to a Pad Thai noodle dish than a refreshing bottle of ice cold Singha. Its rich barley malt flavor and strong hops character make it the world’s most popular Thai beer. The beer is easily identified in any bottleshop with the lovely golden Thai lion on the label. Singha dates back to the 1930′s and today is still owned by the Bhirom Bhakdi family who are in the 4th Generation of ownership. They have 3 breweries and 6 factories in Thailand, which includes the country’s largest brewery. Singha is exported to nearly 40 countries and is huge in the UK where it has been available since 1976. Recently the brewery has started producing a Singha Light which has a 3.5% alcohol content.