Newstead Brewing 3 Quarter Time Session Ale – SUPERCEDED

Newstead Brewing Co

The first time we encountered Newstead's 3 Quarter Time, there was reluctance to give it a go. Not because there was any fear that it would be terrible, but because it was not long after 9.30 in the morning and we had a long day on the road ahead visiting breweries and venues around South East Queensland. We'd called into a Brewsvegas at which men were enjoying a brewing, BBQing and barbering workshop at Brewski.

"It's only 3.4 percent."

"Oh, OK then."

And weren't we glad we were cajoled into accepting a bottle as it's a mid strength that punches well above its weight, with soft grain, stone fruit and citrus aromas combined with an impressively full body and a tight, drying bitterness. Sure, we needed a coffee afterwards for the drive up Mt Tamborine and on to Currumbin Waters that followed, but we didn't regret starting the day with a beer. It's since gone on to win Champion Specialty Beer at the Craft Beer Awards, quite a feat for a small beer in a category that will have attracted all manner of weird and wonderful.

Mid Strength
35 IBU

Champion Specialty Beer at 2015 Craft Beer Awards

Newstead Brewing Co

67 Castlemaine Street
QLD 4064

(07) 3367 0490
Open Hours

Mon to Thurs: 10.30am to 10pm
Fri to Sun: 11.30am to midnight