Tuesday, May 21, 2013

GABS 2013 - Cellarman's Selection

The highly anticapted Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular, or GABS for short, is being held this coming weekend in Melbourne and wraps up the end of Good Beer Week. With 92 specially brewed beers it's going to quite a task to sample them all, so we spoke to our local cellarman, Ozzy, and beertender, Scott, to gather their picks for GABS.

We are going to break the shortlist into two catergories 'Sure Things', beers that we know are going to taste amazing based on a combination of whats been put on paper as well as the strength of brewery's output; and the second catergory 'Hit or Miss' is for brews that sound very exicting or innovative while going out on limb.

Sure Things:
18. Brooklyn Brewery 'Grand Cru' - Beligan Witbier
26. Doctor's Orders Brewing 'Intravenous Elixir' - Barrel Aged Belgian Black IPA
31. Feral Brewing Co 'Barrique O Karma' - Barrel Aged Black IPA
34. Garage Project 'Death from Above' - Indochine Pale Ale
41. Illawarra Brewing Co 'French Kiss' - Shiraz Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale
48. The Little Brewing Co 'Mad Abbot Christmas Ale' - Belgian Spiced Christmas Ale
57. Moon Dog & Nøgne Ø 'Selvmordstokt' - Cherry Wheat Porter
69. Red Duck 'Orange Mosaic' - Single Hop Belgian Fruit Wit
72. Murray's Craft Brewing Co 'The Caveman' - Smoked Belgio Dark Ale
74. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co 'Return of the Red Eye IPA' - Australian IPA
81. Thirsty Crow & William Bull Brewery 'Charlie's Pitbull' - Oak Aged American Stout
90. Yeastie Boys 'Golden Age of Blood Shed' - 'Heavily-Beeted' Belgian Blond
Hit or Miss:
8. Bacchus Brewing Co 'White Chocolate Raspberry Pils' - Pilsner
17. Brewcult 'Acid Freaks' - Balsamic Baltic Porter
19. Bridge Road 'Hop to it Honey' - Honey IPA
20. Bright Brewery 'Supermucilaginisticexpialidocious' - Oak Fermented Barley (Rye/Oat) Wine
53. Matilda Bay Brewing Co 'Black Borris' - Hoppy Peated Belgian Black
68. Prickly Moses 'Black Stallion' - Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
73. Riverside Brewing Co 'Breakfast By The River' - Smoked Coffee Porter
75. Six String Brewing Co 'Chai Porter' - Chai Spiced Porter
85. True South Brewery 'Killer Python Kolsch' - Kolsch
86. Two Birds Brewing 'Taco' - Hoppy Witbier
88. Wayward Brewing Co 'Saizen' - Eurasian Summer Saison
91. Young Henry's Brewing Co 'Divine Manchu' - Kombucha Beer

The lineup this year is looking to follow a good progession from the last with many barrel or oak aged beers being put forward, so looking forward to geeking out with you over some tastey brews!

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