Long-time beer drinker Ross Lewis gives some ideas on what to consume over the weekend.
The weekend is around the corner and it is time to consider what to drink for enjoyment at various events over the coming days.
So The Sip has looked at four circumstances for enjoying a brew and suggested beers that might suit the occasion.
The list will change each week.
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Night on the town
Mash Brewing West Coast Wheat – 4.5%
A great sessionable beer, the West Coast Wheat has the hefeweizen taste but isn’t overpowering, allowing you to have several at one sitting. There is definitely a touch of banana in the taste with some vanilla on the back end. A great dry finish that encourages the drinker to take another sip. Wheat beers always seem to have more taste after work on a Friday night.
Watching sport on TV
Lord Nelson Three Sheets – 4.9%
The Pale Ale keeps its taste from beginning to end. Of course there is a citrus tone to the brew but it has a nice malt finish. There is pleasant bitterness early and a light hopping to add to the experience. Drinkers can also detect some spices. More than appropriate to have a six-pack nearby when watching your team on the box.
For the dinner party
Endeavour Reserve Pale Ale – 5%
The label gives a hint that this something special by having Reserve in the title. This is a brew among the best in the country and it so delicious. The only pity is that it comes in a four-pack, not six. An appealing apricot edge among the stone-fruit taste. Certainly not overtly bitter. Even a hint of nuts. A good match with food, especially chicken.
Out to impress
Nail Clout Stout – 10%
This is handy if you’ve got the boss over for the Sunday BBQ and need to press him for a pay rise. If he knows his beer he will appreciate your willingness to share a bottle, thus allowing you to top up his drink, which is a little bit more special than most other brews. But it is worth it as Clout Stout is a perennial gold medal winner at the Australian International Beer Awards. There is the smell of roast coffee beans. It is slightly spicy early with a slice of licorice and chocolate. It has a wonderful creamy mouthfeel. This drop is outstanding and worthy of a nod of approval.