For the most part, it's been the breweries of South East Queensland that have been redefining how people think of the state's beer scene in recent years. But, at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards, Hemingway's – who operate twin brewery venues in Cairns and Port Douglas – chipped in too, picking up a trophy for their Prospector Pilsner and a gold for this lager. And, if you want to enjoy success in Far North Queensland, knowing your way around a lager is no bad thing.
Tunnel 10 uses a blend of Old and New World hops atop the palest of malt bases to create a beer that doesn't sit too far away from the big brewery lagers that still dominate the Aussie landscape. There's a touch of lemon, soft spice and a light sweetness at play and, with bitterness kept low, you can see it having broad appeal.
- 20 IBU
AIBA 2019 – Gold