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Backlane Brewery

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As detailed in some of my posts earlier this week, I'm at a bit of a loose end at the moment. No home, no woman, no brew gear :(

Was thinking of drowning my sorrows at the Gunn Island tonight, :chug: then read this on their website:
Indian pale ales were traditionally brewed strong, with generous additions of hops to survive long sea voyages from Britain to the colonies. Our version is rich & hoppy, using Kent Goldings hops giving it a floral aroma, tending to turn herbaceous, even weedy, as it warms. The palate is smooth and very mouth coating. The bitterness lingers long after the swallow, a reminder to the drinker of a bygone era.
Is it just me or is this a bit unappetizing? Has anyone ever tried this brew with the bitter weedy taste that coats your mouth? :blink:
And at $7.00 for a "large" (don't know if that's a schooner or a pint), maybe I should stick to the $16.00 jugs of Coopers pale ale from Fitzroy St. Cellars.

Website here for further reading.
 

dickTed

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Only went there once. Don't think I'd go back, 'specially with Bells just around the corner.
 

Sean

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dickTed said:
Only went there once. Don't think I'd go back, 'specially with Bells just around the corner.
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Yeh - can't say that any of their beers would get me back in a hurry either.
 

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Bell's is better but you guys are being a bit harsh.

The IPA is quite good. The ESB (forgot what they call it) is also nice.

The lager is not too impressive but not a bad drop.
 

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Hi Sean,
what are the beers like at your towns new Brewery?

tdh
 

Sean

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Clean - no faults or anything, but rather commercial and boring in my opinion.
 

captain_booze

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yeh the gunn island's beer is nothing special, although i go there a lot as it is my local.
anyone who's ever been there notice the serious echo problem? when it gets busy it sounds like squabling pigions in there.
 

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I just read on the website that the brewrey is now gone as of Nov last year? :huh:

what's up with that?
 

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I thought it was owned by matilda bay now & brewed a couple of local beers eg Barking Duck
 

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