Would you like to be able to open your door in the morning to find some new and exciting craft beer sitting on your doorstep? Well in our modern world this has become a reality! The internet is a beautiful place -some say- and there are now a selection of different online retailers offering beer, wine and spirits straight to your doorstep, and whilst this may not be as instant as a short trip to liquor store it can be a sure fire way to keep your fridge topped up with fresh beer. Now many of these services just deliver the beer, wine or spirits that you order to your doorstep (like we will once we’re moved into our new home), however we have been asked to provide some of our beer for a delivery service that is rather unique.
The Beer Crate offers two monthly delivery services of 8 or 12 beers, each containing beer from four different craft brewers. We are very proud to announce that we will soon be featuring in one or more of their crates! We cannot tell you which one (as we honestly don’t know) however if you are lovers of craft beer like us then we’re sure that eight or twelve new craft stubbies being dropped off on your doorstep once a month by the beer stork sounds like a fantastic idea!beercrate.com.au also known as The Beer Crate, was created by a couple where ones love for the other person and their love of craft beer helped to catapult them into the realm of epiphany. You can read the story of their inception here; but we’re here to tell you about the services they offer.
Also, if you're thinking you’re too old for an advent calendar then you may want to rethink that answer you gave your better half as these guys offer an advent crate featuring 24 hand selected Aussie and Kiwi beers. A beer for every day of the festive season, who can argue with that!
Indian Pale Ales (IPA) are heavy on the hop side. The red IPA hails from the United States and, therefore, they are even hoppier than their father, the English IPA. As a rule of thumb, the IPA has a higher alcohol content than its pale ale lineage, however, for the red IPA, we can also factor in the fact that red ales are also generally brewed stronger than their pale ale counterparts. This makes for a strong beer in a red IPA.
Hefeweizen is a straw coloured, usually hazy beer which is very attractive when served in the traditional Bavarian hefeweizen glass in the summer sunshine. Hefeweizens are made with at least 50% wheat in the mash and are not found to be brimming with hops, the flavours mainly come from the yeast instead. You see “Weizen” means wheat (you might remember that from our Dunkelweizen article) and “hefe” means yeast. These, as said, are the main two flavour components of a hefeweizen and the yeast used adds distinct clove and banana notes. Making these beers the perfect, easy drinking beverage in the sunshine.