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Hops To Home September 2021

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 your bicentennial coin that all school aged kids received?
The beers in this months pack are:
And don't forget to check out our 500 beers page that Dave spent hours and hours pulling together and see if you can find your favourite beer and let us know what it is in the comments.

Little Creatures Brewing Special

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!

Have a listen, as you can probably tell we're excited... 

  • Hazy IPA
  • Pale Ale
  • XPA
  • Pacific Ale​

Athletic Brewing Mini Episode

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 check these out and had recorded before Rocket Comms advised that you can get these beauties from Woolworths.

Hops To Home August 2021

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 playing at Hope Estate in October..  
Who is Nick Barker anyway?? 
OK, stop screaming at your laptop/desktop/mobile device..  Even after Dave going through Apple Music the following day, he is still struggling to find a song that he knows from Nick Barker & The Reptiles.. 
Check out these 5 cracking beers:
And don't forget to check out our 500 beers page that Dave spent hours and hours pulling together and see if you can find your favourite beer and let us know what it is in the comments.

Brick Lane Trilogy of Fear

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 Trilogy of Fear, Leviathan Cacao Vanilla Imperial Stout

GABS 2021 Festival Special

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..

Hops To Home July 2021

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??

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co Special

Crikey what a weird moment in time this 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
  • Hazelnut Brown
  • Peanut Butter Porter
  • Oatmeal Stout


Hops To Home June 2021

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:

Brick Lane Stereobreaker mini episode

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 experiment at the end...does a previously shaken up beer look and taste the same as a non shaken up one? The results might surprise you...
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