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Portside – Ballistic El Calavera Mexican Stout 6.8%

Most of us bring things back when we go on holiday. Some people bring back souvenir shot glasses for friends. Some people bring back weird decorative things only to discover they don’t fit the style of their home at all. Ballistic’s head brewer Lachy Crothers went to Mexico and brought back a love of spicy hot chocolate and the seed of an idea for a new stout.

While Ballistic’s El Calavera is is in a similar vein to Stone Brewing’s Xocoveza, it’s less of an intense mouth explosion, more of a relaxing hot chocolate experience. The predominant flavours up front are smooth chocolate and lactose sweetness, with the spices – vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon – creeping in slowly. The chilli doesn’t reveal itself until the end of a sip, spreading a gentle warmth through the throat and chest rather than delivering the burning domination found in some chilli beers.

Squealer fill $14.99

Growler fill $26.99

 

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Coorparoo – Patch Raspberry and Peach Ale 4.5%

Come and try this local Pale Ale that is loaded with Fruit flavours!

Squealer $15.00

Growler $25.00

 

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Coorparoo – Green Beacon Helen St Haze 4.7%

Green Beacon Helen St Haze 4.7%

A hazy, New England style Pale Ale, bursting with fresh fruit flavours and a mild bitterness.

Squealer fill $15.99

Growler fill $29.99

 

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Portside – All Inn Bill F. Murray Malt Liquor 5.5%

Humble and good-humoured, an American-style homebrew hero. Easy-going, with a touch of sweetness and just a little bit peppery. That’s the fact, Jack.

Squealer fill $14.99

Growler Fill $20.99

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Portside – Croft Star Wizard Oak Aged Dark Sour Ale 6.3%

After many long nights searching the sky, the Star Wizard finally finds what she is looking for in the black abyss. It’s a fabled code that requires deciphering, but is claimed to hold the key to peace, joy and happiness. She thinks on the things that make her happy: music, family, eating, giving, friends, solitude, travelling, and dark beer. She wonders if any of these are the key. Excited by herdiscovery and exhausted from the journey, she takes rest with a richly complex, yet refreshingly quaffable dark, sour beverage. Tomorrow will be another long day, heading in the direction of the stars discretion, but for now the time belongs to her and her beer.

Black chocolatey malts combine with the Croft mixed culture (unknown quantities and varieties of Brett, Sacch, Lacto, and Pedio) with 4 months of ageing in ex-Chardonnay barrels. Earthy chocolate and pineapple aromas pave the way for upfront lactic acidity and flavours of spiced dark fruit cake, some Bretty funk, and background biscuit, toast, and oak. Whatever you’re searching for, this beer is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season.

Squealer fill $15.00

Growler Fill $25.00

 

 

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Portside – Ballistic Twang Tropical Sour 4.6%

Twang is a sound: the snap of a guitar string, the spring of a diving board, the shock of Wile E Coyote being shot from a giant bow. Twang is a sound… so how does it so perfectly describe the taste of this beer??

This tropical kettle sour is super light yellow and slightly cloudy, with plenty of hop presence on the nose thanks to the Galaxy, Wakatu and Citra. Take a sip, and experience citrus… with a twang. Passionfruit… with a twang. Mango, peach, apricot… with a twang. It could also be described as a zip, a zing, or a thwack, but twang contains everything you need to know. An entry level sour, with enough tartness to bring a new level of interesting to the tropical hops, but gentle enough to introduce to people who aren’t used to sour beers. A dry, tart finish brings a slightly savoury aftertaste, dispelling any puckering that took place.

Squealer fill $10.99

Growler Fill $20.99