A freelance writer with an interest in just about everything.
Published October 4th 2011
With summer just around the corner, we're starting to see more and more days boasting what I like to call "perfect beer-drinking weather". You know the sort of days I mean - you've swapped your winter woollies for boardies and a t-shirt, the sky is ridiculously blue and you can almost smell a hint of summer in the air.
With Daylight Saving kicking in, it gets harder and harder to wait around for 5pm so you can finish work and knock back a cold beverage or two. After all, a hard-earned thirst does need a big cold beer, but the identity of the best cold beer is up for debate.
Yes, I know the Germans know a thing or two about brewing, but I want to know what your favourite home-grown drop is. And yep, I also know plenty of the so-called "Aussie" beers are now owned by big foreign companies, but forget about that for the moment.
I have to say at the pub I am partial to Coopers (Green) Pale Ale if it's on tap and I the James Squire (Amber, Golden & Pale)Ales always go down nicely at a summer BBQ!!!
By Anonymous Wednesday, 5th of October @ 05:12 am
Boags Premium is my pick. Less than four hours until it's time for my first of the weekend!
By Anonymous Friday, 7th of October @ 02:16 am
So many to choose from! Coopers green, Squires golden ale, even bluetongue goes alright... man I'm feeling thirsty
By Anonymous Friday, 7th of October @ 02:26 am
Very very good topic. I like the bees knees, being a girl, any of the matilda bay beers too.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer Friday, 14th of October @ 03:49 am
Coopers pale aleis my pick
By Anonymous Friday, 14th of October @ 03:50 am
Mountain goat (strong, brown,malty,complex) is my husband Paul's favourite. Mine is Rogers (not as heavy,spicy,fragrant, full of flavour). Great beers.
By cathi - reader Saturday, 15th of October @ 02:29 am
Squires Amber Ale
By Anonymous Monday, 17th of October @ 11:31 pm
My husband likes My Wife's Bitter (Burleigh Brewing Co.) but I think it has more to do with the name than the drink.
His new favourite is Beez Neez (Matilda Bay).
By Anonymous Monday, 9th of January @ 03:13 am
Tim Knappstein - Amazing crisp fruity taste with a traditional beer character. Matso's mango Beer is another great summer beer. A Mid-strength - Rogers. Coopers Green is a great allrounder.
By don - reader Wednesday, 18th of July @ 12:56 am
Well Ferals Hop Hog literally has been Australias best beer for the last two years, and is my favourite too! Colonial Breweries Kolsch goes down a treat on hot days though and Ferals Watermelon Warhead is the best example of a Belgian Sour I've found outside Belgium.
By Tom Zaunmayr - senior reviewer Tuesday, 2nd of October @ 01:33 pm
Moo Brew Pale Ale - yum!
By kim.c - reader Thursday, 25th of October @ 10:30 pm