Wednesday, 15 July 2020


Episode 18 - Show Notes 

Melbourne is back, in COVID-19 lockdown, & so is the Beer O'Clock Australia Podcast. Hopefully the podcast brings you more joy than lockdown... Hope everyone out there is coping with the constantly evolving situation we all find ourselves in. We've got a bumper episode for you all this week!

If this is your first time listening to a Beer O'Clock Australia podcast, welcome! We change the segments up a little each month, however most months we'll discuss some of the latest news from the beer world, we'll talk about some beers that we've been enjoying over the last month & we'll crack something interesting from my cellar.

This month there was a heap of news to get through, highlighted (lowlighted?) by the recent mainstream coverage of Blackhearts & Sparrows decision to stop stopping Colonial Brewing beers because of the connotations of the name. We feature our first ever interview on the podcast, with Dan Taranto from The Otter's Promise talking about the impact of COVID-19 on his business. We also managed to slot a Ukrainian lager into the Ranking of Lagers as well as discussing Range Brewing at length. Hope you all enjoy!

 Show Notes

News Items (2:00)
  • Colonial Brewing dropped by Blackhearts & Sparrows fallout
  • White Brick Brewing & Byron Bay Brewing's venue close
  • Marmite supplies in the UK struggling due to shortage of used Brewers Yeast
  • Lion cyber security issues
  • Distillers struggling after shifting to hand sanitizer production
  • GABS dates moved again
  • Deeds Taproom finally approved!
  • The Tasting Paddle (22:23)
    • Cantillon Australia Drop
    • Catchment Brewing hit Worst Beer Blog
    • Tired Hands brewing their take on Furphy & S&W Pacific Ale
    • QLD launch their TAFE brewing course
    • Funk Estate rescued from administration
    • Dollar Bill sign up to Black is Beautiful
    • Broo placed in ASX trading halt again!
    • Canadian barley soaring in China after Australia/China tariff kerfuffle
    • New hop varieties link (here)
What We're Drinking (29:54)
  • Blackhearts x Stomping Ground Bramble On
    • Blackberries, Raspberries & Silvanberries
  • Stomping Ground New Releases
    • Resinator, Hatchpot, Upside Down
  • Mr Banks Feels Series
    • Citra, Idaho, Mosaic
  • Mr Banks Lager Life
  • Bentspoke Flemm
  • Modus Operandi Hazy Series
  • Garage Project x Trillium Sunrise Valley
  • Bridge Road Jimmy's Bake Shop
  • Mountain Goat Hazy Pale
Interview (51:11)
Ranking of Lagers (1:09:30)
  • This month we add Lvivske from Ukraine
  • The largest brewery in Europe being in Ukraine is one of many fascinating facts about Ukrainian beer that gets discussed in this segment
  • The new rankings are as follows:
    1. Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
    2. Tennent's (Scotland)
    3. Carlsberg (Denmark)
    4. Quilmes (Argentina)
    5. Kingfisher (India)
    6. Gullmack (Norway)
    7. Lvivske (Ukraine)
    8. Sapporo (Japan)
    9. Birra Moretti (Italy)
    10. Corona (Mexico)
    11. Steinlager (New Zealand)
    12. Heineken (Netherlands)
    13. San Miguel (Philippines)
    14. Cantina (El Salvador)
    15. Stella Artois (Belgium)
    16. Tusker (Kenya)
    17. Budweiser (USA)
    18. Skopsko (North Macedonia)
    19. Tiger (Singapore)
    20. Karlovacko (Croatia)
    21. Singha (Thailand)
    22. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
    23. Bintang (Indonesia)
    24. Vonu (Fiji)
    25. Cusquena (Peru)
Brewery Deep Dive (1:19:07)
  • Range Brewing
  • The biggest hype brewery in the country at the moment
  • Limited releases only
  • Based in Brisbane, opening a taproom in Abbotsford
  • Call Your Friends 2.0, Mustard, In the Evening, Little to the Left, Wait, What?
Noz's Cellar (1:30:40)
  • Petrus Cherry Chocolate Nitro Quad
  • 8.5% ABV
  • It's as dumb as it sounds!
So there we have it guys, thanks for sticking around if you've got this far. As we said in the ep, if you're able to like/comment/subscribe to our podcast on your app of choice that would be greatly appreciated as it lets more people find the show. We'd love your feedback on our interview with Dan as well as if ther is anyone else you'd like us to try and get on the show. We're hoping to touch base with a few more people from different parts of the industry to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on them. As usual; or if you have any feedback, comments or questions. Until next time...

Remember it's always Beer O'Clock somewhere in the world!

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