Beer and cider review – Kosciuszko Brewing and Napoleone & Co

Kosciuszko Brewing Company Pale Ale – schooner $4.50
The Banjo Paterson Inn, Jindabyne, now has on tap (and in bottle from next month) its first Kosciuszko Pale Ale, brewed on site by Lion Nathan’s Chuck Hahn. It’s a deep golden colour, with a beautifully fresh, aromatic hops aroma. The palate’s malt-rich, smooth, ultra fresh and cut through with those tasty, bitter hops.

Napoleone & Co Yarra Valley Apple Cider 330ml $5
This is the second batch of cider from Yarra Valley orchards established in 1948 by the Napoleone family, owners of Punt Road Winery. It combines several varieties – including granny smith, pink lady and Johnny gold. It’s pale coloured and fresh with a zesty, refreshing acidic bite in the finish.

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