Hope you got to enjoy the BECK 'n CALL Lager last month. It was so popular that it ran out for a couple of days. Sorry if you missed out but you're in luck as there's a drop more available now.
With both Bastille Day and US Independence Day this month it was a toss up between dedicating July to French or American beers – both won!
So the French beers FROGGY ALE & KRONNIES LAGER (if you like a beer popular since 1664) are available, plus the American beers BOSTON'S BEST & GOPHER GENUINE DRAFT. Later in the month AMBER STEAM will be available if you like Anchor Steam Beer from San Francisco.
The two American beers will be on tap for sampling on Saturday 4th of July from 10-2pm, while the two French beers will be available for sampling at the same times on Saturday 18 July.
Unfortunately, due to liquor licensing laws a small glass of only one of the above beers is allowed to be sampled on the day but the other beers can be purchased in 6 packs/cartons to take home and try at your leisure.
American and European beers not your style? Then the ever-popular JOAGS PREMIUM is beer of the month (BOM). This full flavoured Tasmanian style lager is well suited to mid-winter beer drinking.
If you prefer stronger, darker beers to get you through the winter then the WEIRDO ALE, ISLAND ALE & HORNY'S WHEAT STOUT are the ones to try. If you want the strongest & darkest then RUSSIAN STOUT is a must.
The increasingly popular PALE ALES are a happy medium between lagers and dark ales. Horny Wombat's two signature Pale Ales – SHAGGY WOMBAT & HORNY'S PASH - have quickly become favourites. The previously rationed Pash Ale is now flowing freely but still be quick as it disappears fast by those who enjoy a beer with a hint of passionfruit.
The new gluten free (GF) beer – SILLY WOMBAT LAGER – has been given the heads up and is available in bottles at present. Depending on demand hopefully the Silly Wombat will be permanently available in 6 packs. There is also now a much wider range of GF beers if you want full brews or ask about GF share brews.
The HORNY WOMBAT HOODIES are causing a stir with sales of the maroon ones and blue ones neck and neck. That score is sure to change in a few weeks though!
Fancy a Weekend of Darkness? Then the Scratch Bar in Milton is the place to be on 24-26 July. This annual winter event in its 3rd year will feature up to 30 different dark beers. More info at ScratchBar
Time for a jaunt? The Top Shelf Boutique Drinks Festival, dedicated to premium & craft drinks, is on in Melbourne over the weekend 8-9th August. Evidently craft beers will shine and there will be free sampling. Find out more at Top Shelf
The Beer InCider Experience is back at Albion Park Raceway in September. Presale tickets are already available and general tickets go on sale July 3rd. There will be more than 130 craft beers and ciders available. The feedback from Beer InCider 2014 was that it was an experience not to be missed. More info here at Beer in Cider
If all the above is not enough, and you're looking for a warmer break, then head to the NT around mid July for the annual Beer Can Regatta. Maybe even take part in the Can Boat Challenge, plus much more at Beercan
Finally, Beauty & the Beer - a must for any beer loving man! Carlsberg has just released male grooming products made with real Carlsberg beer. Sorry, no Horny Wombat beer grooming products just yet!
If you're on holiday – enjoy. If you're not – there's still beer!!
Wishing you a beery, and hopefully not too chilly, July.
Horny Wombat Team
HORNY WOMBAT HOODIES are now available.
Choose from Maroon, Blue or Grey
Island Ale is now available as choice for mixed 6-packs/cartons. This is a good winter copper ale.
BIG CAT LAGER was a hit in May as Beer of the Month (BOM). BECK 'N CALL LAGER should be equally as popular in June as BOM with it being a bit more full bodied for the cooler weather.
With the Queen's Birthday this month why not try a good English Ale like WEIRDO ALE at 7.3%. It will be available as a share brew plus in 6 packs/cartons from mid June. For a lighter style English Ale ODD BOD is as popular as ever. So if you enjoy English Ales these should impress you.
There have been many requests for ANTLER BROWN ALE which has also become a favourite and is now back in the fridge plus available as a share brew.
The RUSSIAN STOUT at 8.5% is so popular that its been selling out as it hits the shelf but should hopefully now be continually in stock over winter.
HORNY'S WHEAT Stout at 6.3% was also popular last month for those who prefer their stout not quite as strong but still with lots of flavour.
For those who still prefer a good lager even in winter the SUMO LAGER (if you like the Japanese beer Sapporo) has a fair bit of body to it and has been popular lately. Another ever-popular full flavoured lager is the JOAGS PREMIUM (if you like James Boag Premium).
HORNY WOMBAT HOODIES have got the tick of approval and should be in stock within the next few weeks to keep you warm during the coldest months.
GO GROWLERS! Evidently Australians are going crazy for Growlers with filling stations popping up everywhere. Fill your 2 Litre Growler with beer at the HORNY WOMBAT BREWER for only $12. Not got a Growler yet? Find out about our stainless steel Thermo Growlers with the HORNY WOMBAT logo embossed.
Fancy an Alementary Beer Tour on June 6th organised by the Scratch Bar in Milton to include a wander over to XXXX Brewery so a feel – and taste – of commercial and craft beers can be experienced on the same day. If Beer & Cheese are your vices then book quick for June 20th Masterclass at the Scratch.
If you like to venture far afield you may be interested in Adelaide's inaugural Beer & BBQ Festival in July with over 30 exhibitors.
To find out what share brews are available this month plus your choice for 6-packs and cartons either drop in or give us a call as the options change daily.
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A beery cheers from
Nigel, Paula & Horny Wombat