Fancy a little more to try? If you need a taster that is 200mL tall (think 4 of them in your paddle) then you won’t be disappointed at Ironbark Hill Brewhouse. At Ironbark Hill you will find another example of Hunter Valley creativity. By now you’re probably thinking that you’ve tried all the beers the Hunter would have to grow your beer belly? Think again! Ironbark Hill Brewhouse is a “round the world” trip of beers with their American Pale Ale, Black Forest Stout, German Pilsener and English “Hazelnut” brown ale.
What about the ladies (or the simply adventurous)? Try the Wheatermelon (fruit beer), Pear cider or traditional Apple cider.
Here’s the exciting part about a visit to Ironbark Hill Brewhouse … when you find the beer you love you can take home a Growler.
Er… have I gone mad? Is this something to do with dogs????
If you speed type into the online slang Dictionary (click here and I’ll save you the trouble!) you’ll find that a growler is a British slang word (most commonly used from 1840 – 1950 but it is making a comeback with Australia’s strong interest in craft beers) that refers to a glass, ceramic or stainless steel bottle (that looks like a mini-barrel) used as a take away container for craft beers. It can be sealed to keep your beer fresh (your beer should be consumed within 4-6 hours of opening your growler to be at it’s peak) and it’s a great way to save the environment as your growler can be washed and re-used or refilled.
The best part? You can enjoy a 1 Litre or even a 2 Litre growler (4 pints) at Ironbark Hill Brewhouse. Purchase one of their branded growlers or bring your own (but please wash it first – you’d be surprised but people do bring unwashed growlers and of course this interferes with the flavour of your freshly poured beer!)