Favourite beer of the month has a very local vibe to it, with two of the beers being brewed within a couple of km's of the Beer Food Brisbane household. Love it.
New (to me) favourite beer for April was...
The Mayne Harvest by Newstead Brewing Co.
The Mayne Harvest is a wet hopped version of The Mayne Thing, which is Newstead's core range golden ale. I'm a fan of their golden ale but when I go to Newstead I generally get a session ale, pale ale or an IPA. The Mayne Harvest though.. wow. Delicious hop bitterness that was punctuated by fresh floral and citrus flavours. So good, it's a shame this can't be around all year. One of the best beers I've had this year.
A few notable mentions.
Another local beer, the Green Beacon Barrel Aged Strong Ale. Lots of coconut with warming boozyness and a sweet malty backbone. I believe their next barrel aged beer is going to a porter, can't wait to try that.
The BrewDog Paradox Compass Box was everything I was expecting from a whisky cask aged imperial stout. Thick and syrupy, lots of dark fruits, raisins, bitter coffee and dark chocolate. All wrapped up with a lovely warming sensation. Shared with a non-craft beer drinking mate who also enjoyed it. Wish I bought a couple to let them age, maybe next time.
May has now started, there's a shit ton of events coming up. Looking forward to the Stone Meet the Brewer event at Brewski, and the Stone & Wood Stone Beer launch at The Woolly Mammoth. See you around
Thanks for reading, and as always, drink well.