Long-time beer drinker Ross Lewis casts his eye over the kegs from here and abroad.
WA brew crew can get another sample of some great beers as part of the Taste of Perth festival next month.
The food and drink extravaganza will feature a special Beer Hall on Langley Plaza whereby punters can sample some wares from local and overseas producers.
There will be a series of master class held during each session with free tastings of up to six beers and ciders.
But there will also be a special meet the brewers section during which drinkers can learn more about the drops on offer.
Many hands in Land of Plenty
It will be the beer of champions.
For the first time the Australian International Beer Awards have sought a brew that could represent all sections of the industry.
So organisers invited the three winners of their top prizes at last year’s gala function to collaborate on a new drink for their 2014 event.
CUB (Champion Large Brewery), Feral Brewing Company (Champion Medium Brewery) and 2 Brothers Brewery (Champion Small Brewery) – have joined together to create ‘Land of Plenty’, an unfiltered lager, brewed using Victorian hops and single origin Western Australian malt.
‘Land of Plenty’ will first appear at the AIBA presentation dinner before featuring at the Great Australian Beer Spectapular and at the Good Beer Week Closing Party.
For the first time in 2014 the exclusive collaborator brew will also be available to purchase via selected retailers at the conclusion of Good Beer Week.
While this is the third year AIBA have put together a collaborative brew it is the first time three expert producers have been brought into the mix.
Winners of the 2014 AIBA will be announced on Thursday, 22 May as part of Good Beer Week, with highly prized trophies from a variety of categories on offer, including Champion Australian and International Beer and Champion Large, Medium and Small Brewery.