Special Batches & Collaborations

Every now and then we release one-off, special batch, limited release beers. We also like to collaborate with like-minded souls - it's part of our DNA. Grab one while you can. They never last long.

September 2019

Jack Of All Trades

Stout

A cycling Rocket of the 1930s Jack Pesch was a strong proponent of the artistry in biking. Adhering to the classical mechanics of bikes, Jack advocated all things hand crafted. The cable stayed bridge that bears his name transits pedestrians and cyclists over the Indooroopilly reach. Not to be overshadowed by its neighbours, and just like its namesake, the Jack Pesch bridge is a conscientious addition to the riverscape.

A little sibling from the old brewing tradition of parti-gyle, we took the second runnings from Taylor Made Belgian Tripel, added some chocolate malt and concocted a sessions tout. Small in stature but not flavour, we’ve layered dry, toasted and chocolate malt flavours with tequila, booze and oak. Doubling down on dryness for a truly unique take on a table stout.

ABV: 4.0%

Available: September 2019

September 2019

Taylor Made

Belgian Tripel

El Dorado on the banks of the Brisbane river was what Walter Taylor feared. A seam of gold to kibosh his planned suspension bridge was found by the Indooroopilly shore. His answer, to purchase the local mineral rights, was both excessive and glorious. The only Brisbane bridge to house residents, including three generations of the Green family, it has become engrained in local lore.

Paving the way for Jack Of All Trades Table Stout, this is the older sibling from the old brewing tradition of parti-gyle. More sugars, more Belgian yeast, more time in tequila barrels, it really is the golden child. First wort only, pale and boozey, with lots of phenolics, citrus and candi flavours, it’s everything you want in a tripel. Made with authentic Abbey yeast, aged in tequila barrels, it’s thick, silky and hot.

ABV: 9.0%

Available: September 2019

August 2019

Mechopolis Synthetic IPA

India Pale Ale

Hops are the poster child of the craft beer movement. They’re loaded with all the things we love; aroma, flavour and bitterness and have been used to make beer tasty for hundreds of years. Both of these IPAs have been brewed specifically for #IPADAY19 using the same base recipe…but with very different hop additions.

Using modern hop technologies; as cryo-hop extracts, chemically isomerized hops and hop oil fractions, it showcases what’s possible with hop science.

ABV: 5.8%

Available: August 2019

August 2019

Hoptopia Natural IPA

India Pale Ale

Hops are the poster child of the craft beer movement. They’re loaded with all the things we love; aroma, flavour and bitterness and have been used to make beer tasty for hundreds of years. Both of these IPAs have been brewed specifically for #IPADAY19 using the same base recipe…but with very different hop additions.

Using hops in their most natural form; unprocessed, unpelletized and clean, it showcases just how powerful hops are, straight from the field.

ABV: 5.8%

Available: August 2019

July 2019

Lion’s Mane

Biere de Garde

Mushrooms and beer – an unlikely combination – much like farming and the city. But Little Acre does things a little differently, growing over 100kg of gourmet mushrooms every week…smack-bang in the middle of Brisbane.

This collaborative brew is a celebration of all things local and all things mushroom, bringing you a beer with not one but three species of fungi, delicately blended into the beery goodness and all grown just a stone’s throw away from the brewery.

The Biere de Garde style often shows a musty, cellar-type earthiness which we’ve recreated with shitake flavour, supported by a bready character from the yeast. Cereal malt flavour gives the backdrop for the nutty King Browns and mild hopping allows space for the bitterness from the Lion’s Mane to flourish.

Not mush room for anything else.

ABV: 5.6%

Available: July 2019

July 2019

Winter Garden

Oatmilk Stout

100% oat malt beer is pretty stupid. Even worse is that we didn’t learn from that time we made a beer with 100% wheat malt. Like wheat, oats turn to porridge when mixed with hot water, making it nearly impossible to separate when you make the beer. But we did it anyway. Stupid you see…but at least we are consistent.

Here, we’ve harnessed custom-made roasted and malted oats from Voyager Craft Malt in NSW, to give you a beer made 100% from oats. What results is something pretty incredible. Silky smooth, chocolate-laden, full in body and creamy with absolutely no milk products added and at only 4.6%. It is the stout that was made for Brisbane’s winter.

ABV: 4.6%

Available: July 2019

June 2019

The Leshy

Rye American Imperial Stout

Looks can be deceiving for this guardian of the dark forests. Although his ambrosial ambitions may be ambiguous, he fights with strength and deception to lure the unsuspecting into the depths of the aromatic pines. His background is sordid, harbouring powers of earth, spice and cedar, while his travels have imbibed herbal, mint and dank resin characters. How this concludes relies on the innocent heart, full of uncertainty and fear, The Leshy must be treated with respect above all.

The fourth offering in the Newstead/Brewtal collaboration series, first made specifically for the Weekend of Darkness in 2017. Using a bunch of specialty Gladfield malts as well as Rye and Biscuit, the 2019 edition is another deadly beast. Without adjuncts or additives The Leshy is all about the skill of using malt and hops alone to drive flavour, complexity and depth.

ABV: 9.0%

Available: June 2019

March 2019

Eleanor Reloaded

India Pale Lager

Dr Eleanor Schonell was all heart. She was warm, focused on helping disadvantaged kids and dedicated to inclusiveness. The Green Bridge, which bears her name, is a similarly conscientious addition to the Brisbane riverscape. With sustainable power and access only to people and buses, the bridge looks to the future, while paying homage to the past; just like this fresh hop Harvest IPL.

Hop harvest comes but once a year; you can tell as Brewers huddle in corners, whispering to handfuls of sticky cones. In 2019 we have doubled the wet hop addition. Two Newstead Brewers, again, flew to Victoria, picked up 100kg of Galaxy hops and drove back in 28 hours. A week later, 100kg of Enigma hops turned up at the door, just in time for dry-hopping. 100% fresh hops, no pellets, no dried cones, all heart.

ABV: 5.8%

Available: March 2019

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