HOP TO IT: Kevin Reynolds and Glen Patterson are keen to keep the fizz in 2019 as they try the weird and wonderful beers lurking behind bars around Warwick. Sticklers for crafty brews, they say the more interesting, the better. Kevin is giving the Four Pines Ruby Ale a crack.
HOP TO IT: Kevin Reynolds and Glen Patterson are keen to keep the fizz in 2019 as they try the weird and wonderful beers lurking behind bars around Warwick. Sticklers for crafty brews, they say the more interesting, the better. Kevin is giving the Four Pines Ruby Ale a crack. Marian Faa

NEW YEARS NEW BEERS: 10 quirky brews you must try in Warwick

THE streamers have come down and the champagne bottles are in the bin, but you can still keep the fizz flowing this new year.

Break away from your classic brews and keep 2019 interesting by as you sip your way through some of the quirkiest beers in Warwick this month.

With some wild and exotic flavours in the mix we're not saying you'll love them all, but at least you tried something new.

And you never know... you might just find a new frothy favourite!

 

Afends Hemp IPA.
Afends Hemp IPA. Contributed

1. Young Henry's Afends Hemp IPA, Warwick Hotel

DID someone say "hemp day"?

Hands down the most controversial beer in Warwick, you won't see a marijuana plant anywhere near this beer due to Australian labelling laws.

This crooked collaboration between Newtown brewery Young Henry's and Byron Bay hemp clothing brand Afends' is best sipped from a pot... or five.

Fresh on the market since November, you can find the fun brew at the Warwick Hotel.

2. Brookvale Alcoholic Ginger Beer, the Criterion Hotel

BEFORE anyone gets into a bar fight - yes, ginger beer really is beer.

Unlike ginger ale, ginger beer is brewed the same way beer and the proof is in the pint.

This spicy addition to the Criterion Hotel has been reminding customers of the flavoursome concoctions their mums used to make at home.

 

Yenda Session Ale,
Yenda Session Ale, Contributed

3. Yenda Session Lager, Condamine Sports Club

'YENDA' your week with this refreshing tipple, which is perfect for summer with its thirst-quenching flavours.

Described by its inventors as "not too challenging" the drink is exactly what you need after a long week at work.

It is crisp, has an alcohol content of 3.5 per cent and is in very limited supply at the Condamine Sports Club.

Manger Stephen Domjahn said he pulled out a carton to give regulars something new to try and he's waiting to see if it will be a hit.

 

James Squire The Chancer.
James Squire The Chancer. Contributed

4. James Squire's The Chancer, Rupert's Bar and Grill

TAKE a chance on this stubby and if it tickles your fancy, sink a few.

Noted for its distinctive golden colour, The Chancer is brewed using toasted grains of wheat and barley with Amarillo hops for a tropical fruit aroma.

5. Strongbow Blossom Rose Cider, the Warwick Hotel

OKAY, we give in. This one isn't a beer but you always need a token cider in the mix.

Don't freak out, this rose cider is refreshing, floral and not too sweet.

But don't be mislead by it's pretty-in-pink appearance, at 8.2 per cent alcohol volume this blushing beauty packs a punch.

Find her at the Warwick Hotel.

6. Four Pines Ruby Beer, the Criterion Hotel

WHILE we're on a rosy thing, have a try of this little gem.

The ruby beer (yes, it's beer) has a sweet-sour flavour with citrus notes and a deep ruby colour.

It's yours if you head to the Criterion Hotel.

7. Matilda Bay's Lazy Yak, The Warwick RSL Memorial Club

AS THE name suggests, this beer is the perfect way to relax.

Very fruity in flavour, the Lazy Yak pale ale is best paired with a nice, hearty meal for full indulgence.

Grab it by the horns at the Warwick RSL Club.

 

Furphy Refreshing Ale.
Furphy Refreshing Ale. Contributed

8. Little Creatures' Furphy, the Criterion Hotel

NAMED after the engineering company that built Little Creatures' breweries in Freemantle and Geelong, this tribute beer is one to toast in the new year.

What you'll find is a clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer with subtle fruity flavours and aromas.

Deep gold in colour and slightly hazy, find it at the Cri.

9. Rusty Yak Gingery Ale, the Condamine Sports Club

IT'S not available just yet, but in a couple of weeks time you'll be able to polish the rust off this gingery brew at the Condy.

The latest addition to the 'Yak' family, this delicious, flavoursome ale might divide drinkers.

Have a try, if you're game!

10. Guinness, O'Mahoney's Hotel

YES, it's an oldie but a goodie and it's not too easy to find on tap.

This famous Irish beer is darker and smoother than any stallion you're talking to on Tinder.

Pair it with a pie at O'Mahoney's and you've got yourself a true treat.



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