ShakesBeers_Brewtopia

@shakesbeers_brewtopia

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Hey, I'm Dan! An Englishman in Sydney 😎 Follow me for honest craft beer ratings, opinions, reviews and a score out of 10. - DM for Trades & Collabs 🍻
Hey all! 

Just a check-in as you may or may not have noticed, I haven't been very active at all in the last month or two.

My beer consumption has dropped off to make way for me to be able to find a better balance in my relationship with alcohol and my health.

Today I reached my first milestone, 20kg down! 

I'm feeling good in how I've progressed, and how my appearance has changed and my clothes are fitting better, but I'm still only half way through my progess..

I will be back posting slowly but surely, but my priorities have to be on point right now.

Cheers all, thanks for reading, be safe 💪

 #weightlossjourney  #weightloss  #balance  #fitness  #health  #healthylifestyle  #beerbreak  #priority  #fintnessgoal  #goals  #weightlifting  #cardio  #workout

Hey all! Just a check-in as you may or may not have noticed, I haven't been very active at all in the last month or two. My beer consumption has dropped off to make way for me to be able to find a better balance in my relationship with alcohol and my health. Today I reached my first milestone, 20kg down! I'm feeling good in how I've progressed, and how my appearance has changed and my clothes are fitting better, but I'm still only half way through my progess.. I will be back posting slowly but surely, but my priorities have to be on point right now. Cheers all, thanks for reading, be safe 💪 #weightlossjourney #weightloss #balance #fitness #health #healthylifestyle #beerbreak #priority #fintnessgoal #goals #weightlifting #cardio #workout

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12 days ago
ROJI GOJI Nitro Blend Sour Ale - 9.3% ABV 
@onedropbrewingco 

The nitro pours well, and gives it a creamy texture on the tongue as expected.
The Goji flavour is delicious, but it is lacking in the sourness I was seeking! 

Enjoyable, but not up there with my favourites from One Drop Brewing.

BEEROMETER: 6.75/10

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 #supportinglocal  #goji  #sourale  #nitrobeer  #onedropbrewingco

ROJI GOJI Nitro Blend Sour Ale - 9.3% ABV @onedropbrewingco The nitro pours well, and gives it a creamy texture on the tongue as expected. The Goji flavour is delicious, but it is lacking in the sourness I was seeking! Enjoyable, but not up there with my favourites from One Drop Brewing. BEEROMETER: 6.75/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #goji #sourale #nitrobeer #onedropbrewingco

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a month ago
Some absolute bangers from @whitebaybeer 

Nearly everything they put out is extremely good! I don't think I've had a mediocre beer from them 🤷‍♂️

Grab a @whitebaybeer guys, you'll be hooked! 

All of these are easily an 8/10, with the Krakatoa & Reefed being the standouts for me.

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 #supportinglocal  #whitebaybrewery  #balmain  #beerbeerbeer  #banger

Some absolute bangers from @whitebaybeer Nearly everything they put out is extremely good! I don't think I've had a mediocre beer from them 🤷‍♂️ Grab a @whitebaybeer guys, you'll be hooked! All of these are easily an 8/10, with the Krakatoa & Reefed being the standouts for me. #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #whitebaybrewery #balmain #beerbeerbeer #banger

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a month ago
Tropical Rush Rider - Sour Ale 5% ABV
@amundsenbrewery 

This triple Fruited sour contains a mix of mango, passionfruit and raspberry, with the addition of marshmallow for a creamy, almost slightly fluffy mouthfeel. 

Pleasantly surprised by this one! 

BEEROMETER: 7.5/10

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Tropical Rush Rider - Sour Ale 5% ABV @amundsenbrewery This triple Fruited sour contains a mix of mango, passionfruit and raspberry, with the addition of marshmallow for a creamy, almost slightly fluffy mouthfeel. Pleasantly surprised by this one! BEEROMETER: 7.5/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #amunsdenbrewery #amundsenbryggeri #fruitedsourale #marshmallow

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a month ago
Kickin' It Old School - West Coast IPA 7.6% ABV 
@mountainculturebeerco x @hopheadsau Collab Beer! 

Your typical translucent amber West Coast.. light and well carbonated.

Dank, piney and resinous. Backed up and balanced with citrus fruit and a considerate bitter bite.

Extremely delicious!

BEEROMETER: 8.25/10

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 #supportinglocal   #mountainculturebeer  #beerbeerbeer  #westcoastipa  #hopheads

Kickin' It Old School - West Coast IPA 7.6% ABV @mountainculturebeerco x @hopheadsau Collab Beer! Your typical translucent amber West Coast.. light and well carbonated. Dank, piney and resinous. Backed up and balanced with citrus fruit and a considerate bitter bite. Extremely delicious! BEEROMETER: 8.25/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #mountainculturebeer #beerbeerbeer #westcoastipa #hopheads

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2 months ago
Paint By Numbers - Double NEIPA 7.5% ABV
@mountainculturebeerco 

Well, what can I say? 
Another juicy, tropical banger of a NEIPA from DJ and the crew up at MC.

Its gotten to the point when you just have to buy each release from these guys, as you know it's going to be up there with the best.

Looks like a glass of juice, with a long lasting head. 

Heavily hopped with BRU-1 and Idaho7. 

Notes of subtle peach, a little grapefruit perhaps and a lot of pineapple. 

Extremely smashable for a 7.5% beer! 

Get on it! 

BEEROMETER: SOLID 9/10

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 #beerbeerbeer  #paintbynumbers

Paint By Numbers - Double NEIPA 7.5% ABV @mountainculturebeerco Well, what can I say? Another juicy, tropical banger of a NEIPA from DJ and the crew up at MC. Its gotten to the point when you just have to buy each release from these guys, as you know it's going to be up there with the best. Looks like a glass of juice, with a long lasting head. Heavily hopped with BRU-1 and Idaho7. Notes of subtle peach, a little grapefruit perhaps and a lot of pineapple. Extremely smashable for a 7.5% beer! Get on it! BEEROMETER: SOLID 9/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #mountainculturebeer #neipa #doubleneipa #beerbeerbeer #paintbynumbers

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2 months ago
Mocha Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Pastry Stout - 13.2%
@bacchus_brewing

Obviously a hell of a lot of coffee here on both the nose and the palate.

Pretty boozy, with the bourbon barrel aging being very noticeable.
The coffee balances well with the chocolate for a real Mocha treat!

Cheers @bacchus_brewing

BEEROMETER: 8.25/10

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 #supportinglocal   #bacchusbrewing  #mocha  #bourbonbarrelaged

Mocha Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Pastry Stout - 13.2% @bacchus_brewing Obviously a hell of a lot of coffee here on both the nose and the palate. Pretty boozy, with the bourbon barrel aging being very noticeable. The coffee balances well with the chocolate for a real Mocha treat! Cheers @bacchus_brewing BEEROMETER: 8.25/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #bacchusbrewing #mocha #bourbonbarrelaged

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2 months ago
Galaxy Valley - Hazy Double IPA 8% ABV 
@garageproject x @trilliumbrewing

The 3rd version in the "Valley" collab series between New Zealands best, and one of the best brewing out of the U.S.

Looks juicy as, and deliciously inviting! 

With a bucket load of dry hopped Galaxy and Vic Secret hops, expect a huge dose of passionfruit, peach and pineapple, with some earthy, piney characteristics mixed in for good measure.

Well rounded, full- flavoured, and juicy.

BEEROMETER: 8.5/10

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 #supportinglocal  #garageproject
 #trilliumbrewing  #hazyipa  #galaxyhops
 #collabbeer

Galaxy Valley - Hazy Double IPA 8% ABV @garageproject x @trilliumbrewing The 3rd version in the "Valley" collab series between New Zealands best, and one of the best brewing out of the U.S. Looks juicy as, and deliciously inviting! With a bucket load of dry hopped Galaxy and Vic Secret hops, expect a huge dose of passionfruit, peach and pineapple, with some earthy, piney characteristics mixed in for good measure. Well rounded, full- flavoured, and juicy. BEEROMETER: 8.5/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #garageproject #trilliumbrewing #hazyipa #galaxyhops #collabbeer

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3 months ago
Num Num Juice - Double NEIPA 7.8% ABV
@mountainculturebeerco

This has to be one of the best NEIPA's that has been produced by MC, and possibly in Australia. It really is THAT good. 

It pours a bright orange with really strong head retention. 

Using Citra & Amarillo hops, the incredibly juicy tropical aromas are bursting from the glass in this one! 

Thanks to the generous addition of oats, this is thick, yet incredibly smooth.

Intense flavours of passionfruit, with a citrus kick of orange and grapefruit. A real, killer combo!

BEEROMETER: 9.75/10

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 #supportinglocal  #mountainculturebeer  #NEIPA  #numnumjuice  #doubleneipa
 #beerbeerbeer

Num Num Juice - Double NEIPA 7.8% ABV @mountainculturebeerco This has to be one of the best NEIPA's that has been produced by MC, and possibly in Australia. It really is THAT good. It pours a bright orange with really strong head retention. Using Citra & Amarillo hops, the incredibly juicy tropical aromas are bursting from the glass in this one! Thanks to the generous addition of oats, this is thick, yet incredibly smooth. Intense flavours of passionfruit, with a citrus kick of orange and grapefruit. A real, killer combo! BEEROMETER: 9.75/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #mountainculturebeer #neipa #NumNumJuice #doubleneipa #beerbeerbeer

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3 months ago
Toasted Marshmallow & Salted Caramel Pecan Mudcake Nitro Imperial Pastry Stout 10% ABV 
@onedropbrewingco 

Pours as dark as the night, devoid of all light like a black hole.

The beautifully sweet aromas this gives off are incredibly indulgent and extremely inviting!

The initial taste you get on the tongue is chocolate and Salted Caramel, quickly backed up by a creamy pecan nuttiness.
The marshmallow is noticeable too for sure.
I'm not a massive fan of Salted Caramel but this pastry stout has balanced it incredibly well so that it compliments the overall experience and complexity without providing too much sweetness that it becomes dominant.

This wasn't the best example of a nitro from One Drop, but it still added another layer to the creaminess.

Overall very tasty, incredibly luxurious, and the 10% ABV is hidden very well. 

A great dessert beer.

BEEROMETER: 8.25/10

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Toasted Marshmallow & Salted Caramel Pecan Mudcake Nitro Imperial Pastry Stout 10% ABV @onedropbrewingco Pours as dark as the night, devoid of all light like a black hole. The beautifully sweet aromas this gives off are incredibly indulgent and extremely inviting! The initial taste you get on the tongue is chocolate and Salted Caramel, quickly backed up by a creamy pecan nuttiness. The marshmallow is noticeable too for sure. I'm not a massive fan of Salted Caramel but this pastry stout has balanced it incredibly well so that it compliments the overall experience and complexity without providing too much sweetness that it becomes dominant. This wasn't the best example of a nitro from One Drop, but it still added another layer to the creaminess. Overall very tasty, incredibly luxurious, and the 10% ABV is hidden very well. A great dessert beer. BEEROMETER: 8.25/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #onedropbrewingco #nitrobeer #pastrystout #pecanmudcake #saltedcaramel

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3 months ago
I've been in Deep Cover myself lately, and a little quiet on here with a few things going on, but here's a quick review of a couple of recent releases from @mountainculturebeerco
'VHS & Chill' Retro IPA 6.9% ABV 
'Deep Cover' NEIPA 6.2% ABV

The NEIPA was everything you'd expect from MC with plenty of flavour and a thick mouthfeel. Now, the VHS & Chill really stood out, and was my pick of the two. A real old style, No-Fuss, Resinous, Oily IPA. Delicious when paired with a homemade burger and sweet potato fries! 

BEEROMETER: 
(Slight change of scoring going forward... now scoring in increments of 0.25)
NEIPA 7.5/10
IPA 8.75/10

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 #supportinglocal  #mountainculturebeer  #code  #secret  #NEIPA

I've been in Deep Cover myself lately, and a little quiet on here with a few things going on, but here's a quick review of a couple of recent releases from @mountainculturebeerco 'VHS & Chill' Retro IPA 6.9% ABV 'Deep Cover' NEIPA 6.2% ABV The NEIPA was everything you'd expect from MC with plenty of flavour and a thick mouthfeel. Now, the VHS & Chill really stood out, and was my pick of the two. A real old style, No-Fuss, Resinous, Oily IPA. Delicious when paired with a homemade burger and sweet potato fries! BEEROMETER: (Slight change of scoring going forward... now scoring in increments of 0.25) NEIPA 7.5/10 IPA 8.75/10 #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #mountainculturebeer #code #secret #neipa

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3 months ago
Caribbean Nights - Tropical Stout.
8.2% ABV 
@rosscraftbeer @bacchus_brewing

Now this Stout is right up my alley.

Not so big on the ABV that it'll said you on a one way ticket to the land of nod, or Muntsville, but extremely huge on flavour.

"A tropical Stout infused with a touch of spiced rum. Subtle flavours of caramelised pineapple, and a touch of ginger. 
Dark and exotic"
(Quote from Bacchus) 

For me, it's hugely rich and moreish. Can definitely pick out the tropical flavours and the hint of rum. 
I was unsure as to whether this could/would work, but I found myself more and more lost for words with each sip I savoured. 

This is a beer that I would be happy to revisit for sure.

BEEROMETER: Has to be another 9/10 🤷‍♂️ Superb. 

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 #supportinglocal  #bacchusbrewing  #tropicalstout  #stout  #caribbean  #rum  #superb

Caribbean Nights - Tropical Stout. 8.2% ABV @rosscraftbeer @bacchus_brewing Now this Stout is right up my alley. Not so big on the ABV that it'll said you on a one way ticket to the land of nod, or Muntsville, but extremely huge on flavour. "A tropical Stout infused with a touch of spiced rum. Subtle flavours of caramelised pineapple, and a touch of ginger. Dark and exotic" (Quote from Bacchus) For me, it's hugely rich and moreish. Can definitely pick out the tropical flavours and the hint of rum. I was unsure as to whether this could/would work, but I found myself more and more lost for words with each sip I savoured. This is a beer that I would be happy to revisit for sure. BEEROMETER: Has to be another 9/10 🤷‍♂️ Superb. #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beergeek #beernerd #beertopia #beerlife #ilovebeer #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beerislife #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #beeroftheday #beertasting #beerfun #beerphotography #shakesbeers_brewtopia #beertasting #beerfriends #drinkcraftnotcrap #supportinglocal #bacchusbrewing #tropicalstout #stout #caribbean #rum #superb

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4 months ago