Recently Australia’s Carlton & United released a limited run of 5000 slabs of Richmond Lager. The lager is one of the heritage brands they are bringing back in limited editions. The beer has a 4.5% alcohol volume and has a good hoppy flavor with a slight bitterness similar to VB one of the breweries more popular brands. The original Richmond Lager was produced by the Richmond NS Brewing Company which dissapeard in 1962 to become part of the CUB group of companies after the death of Grant Hay who owned the brewery and about a 6% share of the Victorian beer market. The original brewery was located in Church Street Richmond one of the inner suburbs of Melbourne. Reports show that when the brewery was closed down by CUB in April of 62 the workers were treated to half an hour’s free beer at the brewery owned Prince Alfred Hotel in Church Street as a parting gift- barely enough to drown their sorrows. Richmond NS Brewing was known for using only natural ingredients with no flavoring or perservatives. – Do some hunting and look for a the Richmond Tiger next time you are at the bottleshop- before it becomes extinct again.