Category: Sunday beer

  • Sunday Beer: Vaxxinator Hazy IPA

    Maybe it’s because I’ve been drinking a lot fo NZ beers recently but Covid-themed craft beers is a definite subgenre of beer names. Despite the threatening-looking needle, it’s a firmly pro-vaccine text on the label. The beer itself was a pleasant fruity IPA but not very different from a hundred other hazy IPAs.

  • Sunday Beer: Viva La Beaver Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout

    This isn’t the first peanut butter stout I’ve had and like the previous one, it was a gift. This was nicer than the last attempt at this combination of flavours ( ). I’m not sure what was Mexican about the chocolate.

  • Sunday Beer: Red Rascal Red IPA

    A devilish brew. Quite tasty and refreshing. It would have been nice on a warm summer evening but it was a wet autumn night when I drank it.

  • Sunday Beer: Lucy Juicy Hazy IPA

    More New Zealand beer. Wellington appears to be selling more craft beer in Sydney than Sydney is. It’s another slightly strong hazy IPA, which are nice but a bit all the same. So I’m back on the cover art for differentiating beers. This one has a creature-from-the-black-lagoon like monster chilling out.

  • Sunday Beer: Planet Nectaron Hazy NZ IPA

    Life has got easier for Sunday Beer posts since breweries started selling cans with labels you can peel off. I thought you’d all appreciate this one. With many SF books no longer having complex paintings on their covers, there is at least craft beer cans to continue the tradition. I particularly love the kiwi near […]

  • Sunday Beer: Jack of Spades Porter

    James Squire beers are a common brand in Australia these days and they’ve got a good variety of beers. I haven’t had their porter for a while but it’s a good dark beer that’s less heavy than a stout. It is super-rainy here, with severe flooding in Queensland and northern NSW. Currently OK where I […]

  • Sunday Beer: Navigator Red IPA

    This is from the same brewery as last week. I peeled the label off to get a clearer picture of the artwork. It was a bit hard to photograph when it was curved around a can. This was fine but I preferred the other one.

  • Sunday Beer: Freefall Pale Ale

    After a run of over strong IPAs, here is a more modest but hard-working pale ale with a bonus astronaut on the label. This is from a brewery in Wollongong — a town just down the coast from Sydney. Nice, slightly bitter ale that you can drink several glasses of without falling over.

  • Sunday Beer: Clipped Wings DDH IPA

    A pleasant but strong IPA that has been “double dry-hopped” — I don’t know what that means other than dry hopped is adding extra hops after all the ingredients have been boiled up. The name has a back story which (again) is partly covid related.

  • Sunday Beer: Simcoe Inoculation Second Dose

    The search for themes for craft beer IPAs has naturally reached pandemic-themed beers. Of course, Corona was there years before but here’s a Sydney brewer seeing what mileage they can get out of it. Simcoe is the name of the hop. The beer was a pleasant, not-so-bitter IPA. It didn’t inoculate anything