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 🍻
So I stopped off at my local Bottle shop @midwaycellars to see on the off chance if they had the White Bay Chubby Ape.. and, well, the rest is history.
They had a HUGE haul of new beers!

Grabbed this mixed 6 for $63.
Pretty darn good if you ask me.

@whitebaybeer 
@bracketbrewing 
@blackhopsbeer 
@mrbanksbeer

Very keen for these... 
Let the cooling commence.

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 #midwaycellars

So I stopped off at my local Bottle shop @midwaycellars to see on the off chance if they had the White Bay Chubby Ape.. and, well, the rest is history. They had a HUGE haul of new beers! Grabbed this mixed 6 for $63. Pretty darn good if you ask me. @whitebaybeer @bracketbrewing @blackhopsbeer @mrbanksbeer Very keen for these... Let the cooling commence. #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #nearlythere #almostmadeit #soclose #wecandoit #Freedom #mrbanksbrewingco #mrbanksbeer #whitebaybrewery #blackhopsbrewery #bracketbrewing #midwaycellars

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5
a month ago
Happy Tuesday all!

We are edging closer to being able to get out and visit our favourite Breweries! 

What brewery are you most keen on getting back to?

@bracketbrewing here I come!

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Happy Tuesday all! We are edging closer to being able to get out and visit our favourite Breweries! What brewery are you most keen on getting back to? @bracketbrewing here I come! #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #nearlythere #almostmadeit #soclose #wecandoit #Freedom #brunomars

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2
a month ago
Couple of beers enjoyed last night..

Rainbow Sherbert Sour Beer 6% ABV @gweilobeeraustralia

Wow, talk about Nostalgia! 
The flavour is nailed (Raspberry & Lemon) and the mouthfeel is medium bodied and hazy. Just the right hit of sourness. Works well 9/10 

Double Cherry Sour 6% ABV @recklessbrewingco
I loved the cherry flavour, but it had an overpowering "wheatiness" to the beer which I just couldn't oversee. Didn't quite hit the mark for me in a market flooded with cherry sours.
6/10

Cheers!

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Couple of beers enjoyed last night.. Rainbow Sherbert Sour Beer 6% ABV @gweilobeeraustralia Wow, talk about Nostalgia! The flavour is nailed (Raspberry & Lemon) and the mouthfeel is medium bodied and hazy. Just the right hit of sourness. Works well 9/10 Double Cherry Sour 6% ABV @recklessbrewingco I loved the cherry flavour, but it had an overpowering "wheatiness" to the beer which I just couldn't oversee. Didn't quite hit the mark for me in a market flooded with cherry sours. 6/10 Cheers! #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #gweilobeer #recklessbrewingco #cherrysour #nostalgia #sherbert

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0
a month ago
ARE YOU OKAY???

ARE YOU *REALLY* OKAY?

πŸ€”

As someone who has personally suffered some form of depression, and anxiety in some way shape or form everyday, I know first hand the daily struggles many, if not the majority, of people go through, and the strength we all display to just achieve what seems the smallest of tasks.
I've been on medication for a few years, and been lucky enough to come off them completely recently so I'm happy to be open and honest enough to make you feel comfortable to chat to, or interact with.. so drop me a message anytime through here or any other social media platforms that you may be connected to me by.

We need to raise awareness of this taboo subject and start to learn that it's okay, and perfectly normal to "not be okay".

Hope to see or speak to you all real soon, mates πŸ»πŸ‘

Have a great day all!

 #areyouok  #reachout  #areyoureallyokay  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealth  #friends  #mates  #beerfriends  #craftbeercommunity  #sayhi  #depressionawareness  #anxietyawareness

ARE YOU OKAY??? ARE YOU *REALLY* OKAY? πŸ€” As someone who has personally suffered some form of depression, and anxiety in some way shape or form everyday, I know first hand the daily struggles many, if not the majority, of people go through, and the strength we all display to just achieve what seems the smallest of tasks. I've been on medication for a few years, and been lucky enough to come off them completely recently so I'm happy to be open and honest enough to make you feel comfortable to chat to, or interact with.. so drop me a message anytime through here or any other social media platforms that you may be connected to me by. We need to raise awareness of this taboo subject and start to learn that it's okay, and perfectly normal to "not be okay". Hope to see or speak to you all real soon, mates πŸ»πŸ‘ Have a great day all! #areyouok #reachout #areyoureallyokay #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #Friends #mates #beerfriends #craftbeercommunity #sayhi #depressionawareness #anxietyawareness

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5
a month ago
So firstly, a HUGE congratulations to @bracketbrewing for the achievements they've accomplished in their first year of trading. Outstanding πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

They've really gone from strength to strength and dived straight into the deep end, competing with the well established heavy hitters from the off.

In this birthday mixed 4 pack we have:
- Six Four Four DDH IPA Riwaka/Citra 8.2% ABV in collaboration with one of said HEAVY HITTERS @mountainculturebeerco *8/10*
- Birthday Suit DIPA Galaxy/Mosaic/Nelson Sauvin 8.5% ABV *9/10*
- Blackberry & Vanilla Imperial Sour 8.4% ABV in collab with another heavy hitter  @onedropbrewingco *9/10*
- Russian Imperial Stout 10% ABV *8/10*

Each beer was interesting and enjoyable in its own right, but when enjoyed in one evening, that's where you're taken on a flavoursome journey of delicious hop combinations, and tasty beer styles that seamlessly... hop πŸ€”πŸ˜¬.. and flow onto the next one! (Enjoyed back to back responsibly of course!) 

I love visiting the taproom in Alexandria, and this place is first on my list when things open up again and we can get out.

Cheers @bracketbrewing
Here's to next year, and many more years of great beers to come!

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So firstly, a HUGE congratulations to @bracketbrewing for the achievements they've accomplished in their first year of trading. Outstanding πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ They've really gone from strength to strength and dived straight into the deep end, competing with the well established heavy hitters from the off. In this birthday mixed 4 pack we have: - Six Four Four DDH IPA Riwaka/Citra 8.2% ABV in collaboration with one of said HEAVY HITTERS @mountainculturebeerco *8/10* - Birthday Suit DIPA Galaxy/Mosaic/Nelson Sauvin 8.5% ABV *9/10* - Blackberry & Vanilla Imperial Sour 8.4% ABV in collab with another heavy hitter @onedropbrewingco *9/10* - Russian Imperial Stout 10% ABV *8/10* Each beer was interesting and enjoyable in its own right, but when enjoyed in one evening, that's where you're taken on a flavoursome journey of delicious hop combinations, and tasty beer styles that seamlessly... hop πŸ€”πŸ˜¬.. and flow onto the next one! (Enjoyed back to back responsibly of course!) I love visiting the taproom in Alexandria, and this place is first on my list when things open up again and we can get out. Cheers @bracketbrewing Here's to next year, and many more years of great beers to come! #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #bracketbrewing #alexandria #birthdaybeers #celebrate #greatbeer #mountainculturebeer #onedropbrewingco

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3
a month ago
Hop Stomper IPA - 6% ABV
@stompinggroundbeer 

I've not had many Stomping Ground beers, mainly their sours, but this is great! 

A West Coast inspired beer brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra and Cascase hops. 

Full of citrus, with a fair bitter whack on the finish. Not spectacular, but then I don't think it sets out to be. To me, it's certainly tasty and enjoyable enough to enjoy a couple!

BEEROMETER: 7/10

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Hop Stomper IPA - 6% ABV @stompinggroundbeer I've not had many Stomping Ground beers, mainly their sours, but this is great! A West Coast inspired beer brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra and Cascase hops. Full of citrus, with a fair bitter whack on the finish. Not spectacular, but then I don't think it sets out to be. To me, it's certainly tasty and enjoyable enough to enjoy a couple! BEEROMETER: 7/10 #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #stompinggroundbrewery #collingwood #victoria #westcoastipa #stompinggroundbeer

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a month ago
Definitely worth a mention!

Lime Tart Sour from @valhalla_brewing 
4% ABV.

Heaps, and I mean HEAPS.. BUCKET loads, absolute tonnes of Limes were used here (used, but not harmed) 
Lemons were chucked in too, so worth a mention... but it's all about those zesty limes here! 
Lactose, Lacto Bacillus, Sorachi Ace and Riwaka Hops complete this concoction, with a hint of vanilla to give it that pastry feel and taste to it.
Sweet and sour, and lip smackingly tart on the finish. 

I really enjoyed it!

BEEROMETER: 7.25/10

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Definitely worth a mention! Lime Tart Sour from @valhalla_brewing 4% ABV. Heaps, and I mean HEAPS.. BUCKET loads, absolute tonnes of Limes were used here (used, but not harmed) Lemons were chucked in too, so worth a mention... but it's all about those zesty limes here! Lactose, Lacto Bacillus, Sorachi Ace and Riwaka Hops complete this concoction, with a hint of vanilla to give it that pastry feel and taste to it. Sweet and sour, and lip smackingly tart on the finish. I really enjoyed it! BEEROMETER: 7.25/10 #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #saturday #valhallabrewingco #valhallabeer #limetart #sourbeer #virtualpub #thevirtualpub #nordic #valhalla

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0
a month ago
Once the beers had cooled, there was no time to waste!

First up was the Pineapple Unstrained Fruited Hazy IPA.
7.1% ABV.
It poured with some residual Hop sediment, but this was to be expected being an unfiltered IPA.
Double dry hopped, and with heaps of Aussie grown pineapples!
Deliciously crisp, full of flavour, and just thoroughly enjoyable. 
8.5/10

Next cab off the rank was the 4th instalment of the Juice Junkies series (a series of lactose free, single Hop Hazy IPA's)
Tropical Expression Amarillo.
7.5% ABV.
Injected with a small dose of apricot, this has a thick, full body. They claim to have used an insane amount of hops in this, and I cannot disagree because the flavour whack is through the roof!
I've already ordered more of this. 
9/10

Up next, Lorhatu IPA.
Part of the experimental Dual Hop series.
Using the American Loral Hop, and the Kiwi Kohatu Hop.
8.1% ABV
Crisp, clean, citrusy, with a bit of malt in there.
Tropical, earthy, and a little bitter.
Quite interesting.
7/10

The 4th of the evening.. Just Jammin' Blackberry Imperial Fruited Gose.
8.4% ABV.
Absolutely loaded with Blackberries, it has a real rich fresh jam vibe. With a silky smooth mouthfeel and what seems like the optimum level of sweet, saline and tart.
Bloody delicious! 
8/10

For my final beer of the night, I wanted something a little darker, but with a lower alcohol content as they had certainly caught up with me... oops.
I decided to bring it home with the London Porter.
6% ABV.
It poured dark, with a fantastic, full, frothy brown head and looked extremely appealing.
Bitter, roasted coffee notes on the nose. 
Brewed using 10 different malts, and the English Fuggles hop. this lightly smoked beer, with notes of earthy/woody characteristics, was made to resemble an authentic 1700's style London Porter.
A great way to end my tasting for the evening.
6.5/10

Overall, an extremely impressive 5 beers there, and I cannot wait to explore the rest of my latest order.

Cheers Ross, and the whole crew at @bacchus_brewing for the imagination and sheer hard work that clearly goes into your beer! πŸ‘

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Once the beers had cooled, there was no time to waste! First up was the Pineapple Unstrained Fruited Hazy IPA. 7.1% ABV. It poured with some residual Hop sediment, but this was to be expected being an unfiltered IPA. Double dry hopped, and with heaps of Aussie grown pineapples! Deliciously crisp, full of flavour, and just thoroughly enjoyable. 8.5/10 Next cab off the rank was the 4th instalment of the Juice Junkies series (a series of lactose free, single Hop Hazy IPA's) Tropical Expression Amarillo. 7.5% ABV. Injected with a small dose of apricot, this has a thick, full body. They claim to have used an insane amount of hops in this, and I cannot disagree because the flavour whack is through the roof! I've already ordered more of this. 9/10 Up next, Lorhatu IPA. Part of the experimental Dual Hop series. Using the American Loral Hop, and the Kiwi Kohatu Hop. 8.1% ABV Crisp, clean, citrusy, with a bit of malt in there. Tropical, earthy, and a little bitter. Quite interesting. 7/10 The 4th of the evening.. Just Jammin' Blackberry Imperial Fruited Gose. 8.4% ABV. Absolutely loaded with Blackberries, it has a real rich fresh jam vibe. With a silky smooth mouthfeel and what seems like the optimum level of sweet, saline and tart. Bloody delicious! 8/10 For my final beer of the night, I wanted something a little darker, but with a lower alcohol content as they had certainly caught up with me... oops. I decided to bring it home with the London Porter. 6% ABV. It poured dark, with a fantastic, full, frothy brown head and looked extremely appealing. Bitter, roasted coffee notes on the nose. Brewed using 10 different malts, and the English Fuggles hop. this lightly smoked beer, with notes of earthy/woody characteristics, was made to resemble an authentic 1700's style London Porter. A great way to end my tasting for the evening. 6.5/10 Overall, an extremely impressive 5 beers there, and I cannot wait to explore the rest of my latest order. Cheers Ross, and the whole crew at @bacchus_brewing for the imagination and sheer hard work that clearly goes into your beer! πŸ‘ #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #shakesbeers_brewtopia #bacchusbrewing #beerfriends #beerfun

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a month ago
My latest instalment of @bacchus_brewing beers arrived yesterday, and Ohhh Boy was I keen to get them in the fridge, double quick time! 

Bacchus Brewing have such an expansive selection of ever rotating beers of ALL styles, so there literally is something for everyone.
I went for a variety of Single Hop IPA's, to Dual Hop IPA's, Hazy IPA's, to a pair of Imperial Fruited Goses, a Porter, a Stout, an Imperial Stout, and even a Barley Wine! 

Head over to the website, and at least check out the range of beers on offer.. New beers released weekly too!

P. S - I already have another order in the post, due to arrive this week 🀞

Cheers!

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 #supportinglocal   #bacchusbrewing  #bacchusbeer  #supportindependent  #independentbeer  #beerfun  #capalaba  #qld

My latest instalment of @bacchus_brewing beers arrived yesterday, and Ohhh Boy was I keen to get them in the fridge, double quick time! Bacchus Brewing have such an expansive selection of ever rotating beers of ALL styles, so there literally is something for everyone. I went for a variety of Single Hop IPA's, to Dual Hop IPA's, Hazy IPA's, to a pair of Imperial Fruited Goses, a Porter, a Stout, an Imperial Stout, and even a Barley Wine! Head over to the website, and at least check out the range of beers on offer.. New beers released weekly too! P. S - I already have another order in the post, due to arrive this week 🀞 Cheers! #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 #bacchusbeer #supportindependent #independentbeer #beerfun #capalaba #qld

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a month ago
One of my favourite @akashabrew beers of all time!

The original Mosaic IPA is one of Australia's best IPA's in my opinion, so when this was announced I had to take a drive down to the brewery in Five Dock for a case, no questions asked!

Simply stunning.

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One of my favourite @akashabrew beers of all time! The original Mosaic IPA is one of Australia's best IPA's in my opinion, so when this was announced I had to take a drive down to the brewery in Five Dock for a case, no questions asked! Simply stunning. #akashaathome #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #akashabrewing #lockdownlove #MosaicHop

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a month ago
Go Tigers! 

Something I love to fill my spare time with is watching my beloved Tigers.. 
They aren't doing so great..again.. this season.. but we always stay loyal πŸ’ͺ

Cheers all, have a fantastic Saturday evening!

 #lockdown  #lockdownlife  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealth  #craftbeerlover  #friends  #areyouok  #staysafe  #beertopia  #shakesbeers_brewtopia  #staystrong  #positivity  #reachout  #craftbeercommunity  #craftbeerculture  #saturday  #lockdownlove  #tigers  #weststigers  #nrl  #saturdaybeers

Go Tigers! Something I love to fill my spare time with is watching my beloved Tigers.. They aren't doing so great..again.. this season.. but we always stay loyal πŸ’ͺ Cheers all, have a fantastic Saturday evening! #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #saturday #lockdownlove #tigers #weststigers #NRL #saturdaybeers

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2 months ago
Double Chocolate Hazelnut Brown Ale 7.2% 
@badshepherdbrewingco 

This has to be one of the best, if not THE BEST, Brown Ale on the market!

It's bloody superb!

The Chocolate & Hazelnut flavours are absolutely on point, and delivered on a thick, creamy mouthfeel..

Simply stunning.

BEEROMETER: 9.5/10

 #lockdown  #lockdownlife  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealth  #craftbeerlover  #friends  #areyouok  #staysafe  #beertopia  #shakesbeers_brewtopia  #staystrong  #positivity  #reachout  #craftbeercommunity  #craftbeerculture  #saturday  #badshepherdbrewery  #chocolate  #brownale  #hazelnut

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Brown Ale 7.2% @badshepherdbrewingco This has to be one of the best, if not THE BEST, Brown Ale on the market! It's bloody superb! The Chocolate & Hazelnut flavours are absolutely on point, and delivered on a thick, creamy mouthfeel.. Simply stunning. BEEROMETER: 9.5/10 #lockdown #lockdownlife #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #craftbeerlover #Friends #areyouok #staysafe #beertopia #shakesbeers_brewtopia #staystrong #positivity #reachout #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerculture #saturday #badshepherdbrewery #chocolate #brownale #hazelnut

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2 months ago