Melbourne 2012 – Craft Beer – or “WTF is WRONG with Sydney?”

I’ve just spend a week living it up in Melbourne, and was absolutely blown away by the amount of local craft brew available – to the point where a pub that only had Little Creatures or Fat Yak on tap felt boring and pedestrian.

Recording here the different brews I tried mostly for my own benefit, so I don’t forget…

Monday:
@ Elephant and Wheelbarrow
Old Speckled hen

@ Mrs Parma’s
Mornington Pale Ale
Hargreaves ESB
Bright M.I.A IPA

@ Mrs Parma’s #2 (back for dinner!)
Temptress Chocolate Porter
Scotch Ale (brewer forgotten)
Pilsener (exact details forgotten, but the menu said it was made by the Chef)
Kooinda Witbier, Kelley Brothers Apple Cider (via B)

Tuesday:
@ Cookie
Mad Brewer’s Hoppy Hefe
Kooinda Black IPA

Wednesday:
@ The Royston
Mountain Goat Steam Ale
Mountain Goat Hightail Ale
Holgate ESB (Hand pumped!)
True South Saison Victorien
Mountain Goat Rye IPA

From Vintage Cellars
BrewDog Punk IPA
Murray’s Grand Cru
Holgate Hopinator Double IPA

Thursday:
From local Hawthorn bottle shop
Hawthorn Wheat Beer
Hawthorn Pale Ale

@ Home Dining Room
Macs Hop Rocker Pilsener
Moa Pale Ale

Friday:
@ Josie Bones
Lindemans Gueuze
Mikkeller It’s Alive
Red Ale (brewer forgotten)
Little Creatures Big Dipper DIPA

Saturday:
@ Punt Road Wines
Napoleone Apple Cider
Napoleone Pear Cider

@ Hargreaves Hill
All of em! (Tasting paddle)
Hefeweizen
Pilsener
Pale Ale
ESB
Dubbel
Stout

Sunday
@ Republica
Fat Yak (see what I mean?)

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