Newstead Brewing Co – Wastelands Red Rye Ale

Getting beer mail is an enormous treat and a great privilege. I never in a gazillion years thought that I would receive beer IN THE MAIL! So to kick off what I hope will be more blog posts, I’d like write this post as a thank-you to Newstead for sending me the Wastelands Red Rye Ale.

beer-mail-newstead-wastelandsWastelands is Newstead Brewing Co ‘s second bottled small batch release, the first being The Outpost American Stout (totes delicious). I didn’t know their small batches are all named after old Brisbane venues and clubs.

Wasteland was a nightclub pumping out local underground electronic music. Well at least I think this is the venue they’re referring to.

Of course the brew has no semblance to a mind bending rave club and I’m far too boring to own hi vis attire, but it’s endearing that a great Brisbane brewery and venue immortalises the names of old Brisbane Venues.

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The brew itself was just lovely. Very enjoyable. It was malty, spicy and hoppy, beautifully stinky, pleasantly bitter and a bears a colour that would rival the most glorious terracotta tile.  I’d have to say that a six pack would do just nicely on a crisp spring afternoon. Although it would be great anywhere, anytime. Even a sweaty, cheek chewing, hi vis, beat heaving club.

You can pick these up at any bottle shop that stocks good craft beer.

The Technical

Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Citra, Centennial

Malt: Pale, Rye, Caramunich, Biscuit, Chocolate Rye

AVB: 6.5%

IBU: 71

Colour: Terracotta

This beer was sent to me by Newstead Brewing Co. I do not get remunerated for any posts. Any opinion in this or any of my posts are objective. It is my policy to not post a review where the product has not completely tickled my titties or has not provided enjoyment.

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