Beer review — Fish Rock and Knappstein

Fish Rock Brewery Leather Jacket Lager 6X330ml $18
Was it the riverside ambience at the Pickled Octopus, Tuross, that made Leather Jacket Lager and Red Emperor Amber Ale taste even better than on their release last year? With fresh beer-battered flatty fillets and char grilled dory, nothing could’ve been more refreshing than these brews from Mittagong. See

Knappstein Enterprise Brewery Reserve Lager 330ml 6-pack $16.95
In the year since its release Knappstein Lager seems to have taken on a cult status. It’s a stunningly good drop brewed in the historic Knappstein Enterprise Winery building in the Clare Valley, once home to a brewery. Winemaker Paul Smith’s brewing mentor is fellow Lion Nathan man, Chuck Hahn.

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