"The Anzac Biscuit Stout combines two of my favourite things - biscuits and beer. It's a match made in drinking heaven. The brewing process was great to be part of. It's been a lifelong dream of mine to brew my own beer so I was like a mad scientist at 4 Pines," says Mick.
Andrew McConnell, a Beer Mimics Food veteran who dazzled beer-lovers with his Signature Relish Ale at last year's event, has concocted the Asian-inspired XO Sauce Ale for this year's offering. The blend of dried scallop, chilli and garlic with an ale may divide the masses, but McConnell believes the brew is a classy crowd-pleaser.
"XO sauce originated in Hong Kong and after living there for many years it became one of my favourite flavours. I love the sweet, savoury, umami qualities of the sauce which I think will pair really well with a good cold lager," said Andrew.