When I hear about a great new beer that’s just been released it can be hard to temper my expectations before I get my hands on it.
I don’t want to build it up so much before I try it that it ends up feeling less impressive than my over-active imagination.
What’s even harder is trying to temper that enthusiasm for a beer that is being made on the day I hear about it.
That’s the case with the collaboration brew Southerly Buster. It’s a joint effort between the Illawarra Brewing Company, HopDog, Black Horse Brewing (the beer-making arm of Black Rock Brasserie) and Shark Island Brewing Company. The first two are from the South Coast and the last two from southern Sydney and they got together to brew a beer for Sydney Craft Beer Week.
As you might expect when six brewers get together (IBC and Shark Island have…
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