11 July 2011

Warners at the Bay and Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black growler style!

Warners at the Bay bottle shop here in Beaut Newcastle NSW Australia that currently boasts over 900 beers from both Aussie craft/macro and sweet beery nectar from around the world-My kinda place : )

When I first stumbled upon this great institution a few years back the sign out the front stated over 500 beers from around the world, it has certainly grown since then! Looking forward to when they crack 1000!
 Everything from your standard macro lagers, Fine Ales,Heffes, Belgians, Tasty Stouts,Aussie/NZ/US~Canada craft beers- to the extreme end of craft brewin' Such as Mikkeller, Brew Dog and EPIC~  Mmmmmm..... hOPS!
They also have a extensive range of PROPER glassware behind the counter mostly branded from the respective breweries. I always cave in to a impulse buy of a beaut glass on the way out with my usual case of brewed goodness and/or interesting singles.   
Mark the manager is a great bloke always willing to give advice of what to try out according to your taste, favorite style or season.
He and the staff have introduced me to some wonderful brews over the last couple of years such as Burleigh Brewing(Gold Coast), Stone & Wood (Byron Bay) and Yeastie Boys(NZ) .Cheers Mate!

They have recently brought in an awesome growler filling station where you purchase a beaut refillable 1.89 litre glass growler bottle from them for about $10AUD (yours to keep!). Then the staff will fill it up for ya with the brew of your choice/budget out of six taps which are constantly changing with local and international brews.It really is a great idea-for example a bottle of the Brew Dog/Mikkeller Colab brew "I Hardcore You" retails for about$30~40AUD for a standard 330ml stubbie where as a fresh growler fill of the good stuff was $25~32 bucks!

Check out their twitter page 'ere for the latest line up.
I was lucky enough to pick up a growler of  Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black IPA when it was on tap and it was sensational!

 Very aromatic & hoppy on the nose from those fantastic fresh Nelson Sauvin & Cascade NZ hops.   Massive hop hit with a big roasty malt undertones on the mouthful with a satisfying bitter twang. Really sends ya beer sensors into overload wanting more and MORE!!(ok settle down now :)  At 6.0%ABV it is very drinkable and should be paired with anything spicy and burnt to complement the roastyness and hop hit. Spicy bbq'd chicken Satay comes to mind....... YUMMO!
If you are lucky enough to be in Newcastle pop in and see the crew at Warners at the Bay- NSW's and I reckon Australia's premier bottle-o!
They are at :
320 Hillsborough Rd,Warners Bay NSW,2282 Australia

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