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Hops To Home Decemebr 2021…Last Episode Ever?

Well it's our last episode for 2021...but could this be Aussie beer Explorer's last episode ever???
 
Nothing's set in stone yet, but what we do know is that after this ep we'll definitely be taking a break for a while. Thanks to everyone who's listened to us rabbit on for the last three and a half years, hopefully we gave you something fun to do while some of you were in lockdown at various times throughout the pandemic...it's crazy to think that for over half the time we've been gasbagging about beers has been during these "unprecedented times".
 
And a huge thanks to Hops To Home, who've been sending us a few extra beers to talk about each month. We've enjoyed trying beers we wouldn't have grabbed off the shelves ourselves, and as a result we've definitely broadened our horizons! 
 
So for the final episode for 2021, Hops To Home sent us another 5 awesome beers to finish on:
Remember to stay subscribed so you'll know if/when we do anything next, and keep in touch on our socials...we'll probably still occasionally post stuff, there's still plenty left to explore out there...   
 
Cheers, Dave and Dave.

Low Alcohol Special

What a controversial episode this is...first of all, all these beers are 0.5% ABV. Yep you read that right, we've done a couple of mini-eps before, but this is our first ever full length low-alcohol episode! But as we talk about in this episode, this segment of the market is booming, so we thought we'd better jump on the bandwagon too...
 
Another big topic in this ep is that this is the second last episode of Aussie Beer Explorers!!! Maybe not forever, we're not sure yet, but at least for a little while we'll be giving your ears a rest. But feel free to stay subscribed, that way you'll be the first to hear if/when we decide to get going again.
 
So for our penultimate episode we had a go at 8 low-alcohol beers from around the country...and as a special treat for our long-time listeners we even brought back our favourite segment - bogan vs boutique! (Let's face it, Carlton Zero never stood a chance!).
 
 
 

Aether Brewing Summer of Sour Mini Episode

Summer's finally here!!

And along with it, good old Aussie Post brought us an early Chrissy present...3 beers from Aether Brewing's Summer of Sour release. So we thought we'd better smash it out as soon as we could in a mini episode!

  • Forest berry Sour
  • Nelson Sauvin Single Hop Sour IPA
  • Rosé Sour

https://aetherbrewing.com.au/

 

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One Drop Brewing Co Special

Look out - Episode 100!
 
Can you believe it? Cos we can’t.. From humble beginnings in a small craft beer bar in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to a global sensation!!
 
And what a better way to celebrate the milestone with 6 (or 8) awesome beers from One Drop Brewing Co in Botany NSW.
 
As the east coast emerges from what we hope is the final lockdown ever, we thoroughly enjoyed these beers with a couple completely different to what we had tasted before…
 
Treat your ears to these beers (in more ways than one!):
 
    •   Botany Bay Lager
    •   Extra Pale Ale
    •   Double Vanilla, Custard Pancake, Imperial Nitro, Thickshake IPA
    •   Hearty DDH DIPA
    •   VOID
    •   Ginger Beer
    •   Oatmeal Stout
    •   Hazy Pale Ale
 
 
 

Hops To Home November 2021

November Hops to Home podcast has arrived!
 
Another 5 cracking beers delivered directly to our door from Hops to Home and two new breweries to add to our list..
 
 

Hops To Home October 2021

What the heck has just happened??  It feels like a  lifetime since we were in the same shed rabbiting on about beer...But jeez we were glad to be able to finally catch up in person and solve the worlds problems.
 
And what a perfect way celebrate the Melbourne Cup weekend with 5 cracking beers from Hops to Home!
 
 

Cornella Brewery Special

Dave had the chance to visit Cornella Brewery in between a couple of Melbourne's lockdowns a few months ago, and what an awesome looking venue it is! Right near Colbinabbin in central Victoria, it shares the grounds with The Shiraz Republic, there's a stage for entertainment, plus great looking onsite cabins overlooking the vineyard. There was no punters around at the time due to ongoing restrictions, but he was able to grab a few beers, and we finally got stuck into them:

  • Spiny Rush Tropical XPA
  • Winebeer Shiraz Sour
  • Tinto de Verano Shiraz & Lemon Spritzer
  • Hazy Bale Hazy XPA
  • Happy Birthday To You Hazy IPA
  • After Glow Amber
  • Citranella DDH IPA

https://cornellabrewery.com.au/

 

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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.
 

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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​

https://littlecreatures.com.au/

 

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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.
 
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