As we mentioned on an earlier story one of our favourite Brew Pubs in New York City is the Pony in Hell’s Kitchen, well another is Heartland Brewery which are found in about seven locations all over the city. We tried the Times Square, Radio City and Empire State Building pubs but the one we loved the best was in the historic seaport district on Fulton Street overlooking the tall ship museum. The choice of beers was fantastic and this Indian River Light was one of the highlights. The pub is housed in a building that dates back to about 1812 and has been beautifully restored with rich timbers, old time charm and some lovely breweania on the walls. Food is pretty good too but it’s the beers we have been visiting for. The Indian River Light is like a Belgium beer it has a hint of coriander and orange amongst its fruity and aromatic flavours. The beer is a mid-strength beer having only 3.9% alcohol and it is also low carb having about 25% less of those nasty carbs than the normal beer. The beer is has a low carbonation which makes it pretty easy to knock back and enjoy.
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There are reports that this beer is no longer brewed by Suntory, we would love some more information if anyone has it. We bought these two on a recent visit to Japan and found them very refreshing after a long day exploring Japan. The beer was dry and fairly malty with a sweet nutty flavour. Although there were dark malts used the beer was a bright yellow with very white fluffy head once poured into a glass. Launched in 2005 the beer used corn in its production and it was a low carb drop. The beer was one of the brand’s malt beverages which were not taxed like normal beer, although still 5% alcohol, it was sold quite a bit cheaper than a normal beer. A can in a 7-11 might cost around 110 yen ($1) for a 500ml can where normal beers would sell about 30-40% more.
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 »
Continuing this weeks boutique Australian beer theme-Coggs Premium is a new beer that has been launched on the market by two guys from Geelong, Australia, Nick Cogger and Geelong AFL football star Gary Ablett. The beer has taken Geelong and much of the region by storm since launch just a few months ago. The beer is hand crafted and best of all preservative free offering a full flavored premium style larger. The beer is brewed freshly in Victoria and is making big inroads into pubs, bars and restaurants. In some bars the beer is outselling popular drops like Corona. The boys are already looking for export markets with Thailand and Dubai in their sights, so keep your eyes out- it might not be long before Coggs Premium is in a fridge near you. Read the rest of this entry »