Aussie Beer Explorers

Every two weeks Dave and Dave taste and talk about Australian craft beer either from each other’s shed, craft breweries or bars.

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  • 103. Hops To Home Decemebr 2021...Last Episode Ever?

    Well it's our last episode for 2021...but could this be Aussie beer Explorer's last episode ever???   Nothing's set in stone yet, but what we do know is that after this ep we'll definitely be taking a break for a while. Thanks to everyone who's listened to us rabbit on for the last three and a half years, hopefully we gave you something fun to do while some of you were in lockdown at various times throughout the's crazy to think that for over half the time we've been gasbagging about beers has been during these "unprecedented times".   And a huge thanks to Hops To Home, who've been sending us a few extra beers to talk about each month. We've enjoyed trying beers we wouldn't have grabbed off the shelves ourselves, and as a result we've definitely broadened our horizons!    So for the final episode for 2021, Hops To Home sent us another 5 awesome beers to finish on: Gin Barrel Gose - Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company Pale Ale - Fields Brewing Co Strongarm Export Pilsner - Hop Nation ORB & The Gang NEIPA - Ocean Reach Brewery Enter The Dragon Dragonfruit & Passionfruit Hazy IPA - Bonehead Brewing Co Remember to stay subscribed so you'll know if/when we do anything next, and keep in touch on our socials...we'll probably still occasionally post stuff, there's still plenty left to explore out there...      Cheers, Dave and Dave.

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  • 102. Low Alcohol Special

    What a controversial episode this is...first of all, all these beers are 0.5% ABV. Yep you read that right, we've done a couple of mini-eps before, but this is our first ever full length low-alcohol episode! But as we talk about in this episode, this segment of the market is booming, so we thought we'd better jump on the bandwagon too...   Another big topic in this ep is that this is the second last episode of Aussie Beer Explorers!!! Maybe not forever, we're not sure yet, but at least for a little while we'll be giving your ears a rest. But feel free to stay subscribed, that way you'll be the first to hear if/when we decide to get going again.   So for our penultimate episode we had a go at 8 low-alcohol beers from around the country...and as a special treat for our long-time listeners we even brought back our favourite segment - bogan vs boutique! (Let's face it, Carlton Zero never stood a chance!).   Tropical XPA - Nort Beer Sidewinder XPA Deluxe - Brick Lane Mind Your Head Non-alc XPA - Hop Nation Mornington Free Non-alc Pale Ale - Mornington Peninsula Brewery Quiet XPA - Heaps Normal Free Time Alcohol Free Pale Ale - Bridge Road Brewers New World IPA - UpFlow Brewing Poolside DDH IPA - Big Drop Brewing Co
  • 101. Aether Brewing Summer of Sour Mini Episode

    Summer's finally here!! And along with it, good old Aussie Post brought us an early Chrissy present...3 beers from Aether Brewing's Summer of Sour release. So we thought we'd better smash it out as soon as we could in a mini episode! Forest berry Sour Nelson Sauvin Single Hop Sour IPA Rosé Sour
  • 100. One Drop Brewing Co Special

    ​Look out - Episode 100!   Can you believe it? Cos we can’t.. From humble beginnings in a small craft beer bar in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to a global sensation!!   And what a better way to celebrate the milestone with 6 (or 8) awesome beers from One Drop Brewing Co in Botany NSW.   As the east coast emerges from what we hope is the final lockdown ever, we thoroughly enjoyed these beers with a couple completely different to what we had tasted before…   Treat your ears to these beers (in more ways than one!):       •   Botany Bay Lager     •   Extra Pale Ale     •   Double Vanilla, Custard Pancake, Imperial Nitro, Thickshake IPA     •   Hearty DDH DIPA     •   VOID     •   Ginger Beer     •   Oatmeal Stout     •   Hazy Pale Ale
  • 99. Hops To Home November 2021

    ​November Hops to Home podcast has arrived!   Another 5 cracking beers delivered directly to our door from Hops to Home and two new breweries to add to our list..   Hop Skip & Jump IPA - Aether Brewing Conehead IPA - Boatrocker Razzle Dazzle Blood Orange, Mandarin & Hibiscus IPA - Bodriggy Brewing Co Pale Ale - Frenchies Brewery Stratum WCIPA - Local Brewing Co
  • 98. Hops To Home October 2021

    What the heck has just happened??  It feels like a  lifetime since we were in the same shed rabbiting on about beer...But jeez we were glad to be able to finally catch up in person and solve the worlds problems.   And what a perfect way celebrate the Melbourne Cup weekend with 5 cracking beers from Hops to Home!   Golden Ale - Valhalla Brewing Dankest IPA - Burnley Brewing Golden Hour in LA Hoppy Lo-Cal Lager - Wolf Of The Willows Hazy Pale Ale - One Drop Brewing Co Single Hop Citra Red IPA - Hope Brewhouse
  • 97. Cornella Brewery Special

    Dave had the chance to visit Cornella Brewery in between a couple of Melbourne's lockdowns a few months ago, and what an awesome looking venue it is! Right near Colbinabbin in central Victoria, it shares the grounds with The Shiraz Republic, there's a stage for entertainment, plus great looking onsite cabins overlooking the vineyard. There was no punters around at the time due to ongoing restrictions, but he was able to grab a few beers, and we finally got stuck into them: Spiny Rush Tropical XPA Winebeer Shiraz Sour Tinto de Verano Shiraz & Lemon Spritzer Hazy Bale Hazy XPA Happy Birthday To You Hazy IPA After Glow Amber Citranella DDH IPA