Small Batches & Collaborations

Every now and then we release one-off, small 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.

May 2018

The Alley Cat

American Hemp Brown Ale

It’s widely appreciated that hemp seeds boast a crazy amount of good (it’s the most nutritionally complete food source on the planet), so we figured a wholesome brown ale including toasted hemp seeds and hemp powder would be just the ticket.

Don’t have kittens, we combined eight different malts in creating this American Brown Ale then hopped it with Mosaic, Cascade & Chinook for something litter-alley a bit special.

We like a tall tail, so if you’re feline a bit thirsty, pounce on The Alley Cat right meow.

Available: May 2018.

  • Hemp

    ABV 6.8%

  • Meow

    IBU 12

  • Litter

    EBC 63

April 2018

Digger’s Breakfast

Oatmeal Session Ale

What’s better than a breakfast beer? Nothing. That’s why this an Oatmeal Session Ale is a real cereal killer.

Two types of oats give sweetness, smoothness and haze which are backed up by a solid dose of Falconers Flight hops.

Released in time for ANZAC Day 2018 with a percentage of sales being donated to RSL QLD.

Available: April 2018.

  • Oats

    ABV 3.7%

  • Digger

    IBU 12

  • Haze

    EBC 10

April 2018

Sour Expat

Guava & Passionfruit Kettle Sour

You can take the brewer out of Brisbane but you can’t take the lactobacillus out of the brewer.

Brisbane’s greatest brewery export, Paul Wyman, has been busy setting up a new brewpub in the middle of Nowhere. With the Nowhereman beers already kicking goals, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the hard earned success of a good mate than to craft a tropical kettle sour, fit for the subtopics.

An extra pale and wheat malt base, with galaxy and mosaic hops, set the scene for a tangy kettle sour. Lip smacking with a pH3.5 from a few lactobacillus strains, we added passionfruit and guava for an extra tropical zing. It’s tart and fruity, with an added splash of Brisbane in every mouthful.

Available: April 2018

  • Guava

    ABV 6.7%

  • Sour

    IBU 25

  • Nowhere

    EBC 19

April 2018

Mad Mac’s Disco

Scotch Ale

It doesn’t take a brave heart to run riot through the Australian desert but it sure does to celebrate fundamental rights in the face of a belligerent majority.

Like a bogan is to a Ned, this is an Aussie take on a Scottish institution. A malt driven Scotch Ale, the first thing you notice is the deep auburn colour and red highlights. The aroma is sweet, with dark fruits, toffee and chocolate evident, followed by flavours of raisins, dark fruits and burnt caramel.

It finishes smooth and malty sweet but not filling, tempting you into another pint, like a good Scot.

Available: April 2018.

  • Mad

    ABV 6.5%

  • Brave

    IBU 18

  • Scotch

    EBC 21

April 2018

Fresh Eleanor

Harvest Ale

It doesn’t take a university graduate to realise there are many ways to build a bridge. With solar powered lighting and access only to pedestrians and public transport, the Eleanor Schonell or “Green Bridge” is a young but loved addition to the Brisbane riverscape. Like its namesake, this fresh hop ale is a unique yarn on a classic tale. Simple, natural and socially conscious.

Hop harvest comes but once a year; you can tell as brewers around the country huddle in corners, whispering sweet nothings to handfuls of suspicious, sticky cones. In 2018 two Newstead Brewers flew down to the Australian hop fields, picked up 100kg of fresh hops and drove back to the brewery in 28 hours. We used a super pale malt bill, fermented clean with neutral yeast, allowing the fresh hops to tell their story.

Hops nature’s way, get over it.

Available: April 2018.

  • Fresh

    ABV 5.5%

  • Wet

    IBU 25

  • Green

    EBC 19

March 2018

Single Hop IPA: Ariana


Having first been available as a commercial release in 2016, Ariana heralds from the Huell hop research centre in Bavaria and is fast becoming a favourite amongst craft beer brewers across the globe.

As with all of our Single Hop IPA releases, we have kept the malt bill the same throughout and with Ariana boasting intense aromas of blackcurrant and peaches with pear and tropical fruit flavours, we reckon our fifth Single Hop IPA in the series is up there with the best yet.

Best enjoyed with a smoked bratwurst in your other hand.

Available: March 2018.

  • Intense

    ABV 6.5%

  • Tropical

    IBU 38

  • Pear

    EBC 42

March 2018

Summer Stoner

Session IPA

50 litres of pureed char-grilled peaches went into this collaboration brew with local BBQ champs, The Shank Brothers.

The spent grain went on to feed two hogs that will appear on a BBQ and be served with the beer upon its release at our joint Brewsvegas 2018 event.

Galaxy, Amarillo and Riwaka hops help accentuate the taste of summer.

We sure know how to make pigs of ourselves.

Are you peachy keen?

Available: March 2018

  • Summer

    ABV 5.3%

  • Peach

    IBU 25

  • Char

    EBC 38

March 2018

Hawiinot Cheeky Tiki Ale

Pineapple Pale Ale

We invited the legends from down the road at the Osbourne Hotel to come in and get a bit cheeky tiki for a beer brewed for Brewsvegas 2018.

This Aussie Pale Ale was brewed with 30 litres of pineapple juice and 40 litres of pureed pineapple – sourced locally from the Sunshine Coast. Galaxy and Idaho7 hops accentuate the fruitiness of this tiki tropical bomb.

Wheat and rice help promote a smoothness that’ll have you drinking this for days.


Available: March 2018

  • Pineapple

    ABV 5.4%

  • Cheeky

    IBU 35

  • Sunshine

    EBC 40

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