Rohan Harper, Shane Carter, and Craig Morrow – holding up the bar – are some of the first to try the great range of new beers available at the Yamanto Tavern.
Rohan Harper, Shane Carter, and Craig Morrow – holding up the bar – are some of the first to try the great range of new beers available at the Yamanto Tavern. David Nielsen

Top time to try out new brew

IF you like something a little bit fancy and you don't mind paying a few extra bucks for it, then the Yamanto Tavern is the place to be this weekend.

The tavern is celebrating the release of the Critics' Choice 100 best beers by putting some of the top 10 on tap.

Mainstream beers will make way for the likes of Stone and Wood Pacific Ale and Little Creatures Pale Ale in the festival of amber fluid they've coined Turning off the Mains.

While not all of the top 10 was available in keg form, bar manager Peter Coultas said all of the beers would be available in stubbies, except for Little Creatures Big Dipper, which was a seasonally available beer.

The three-day celebration began yesterday afternoon.

"I've had heaps of phone calls from beer connoisseurs who are geared up for a big one," Mr Coultas said.

After taking an early mark from work yesterday, pub regulars Shane Carter, Rohan Harper and Craig Morrow were convinced to try something different from the norm.

Although not regular craft beer drinkers, the trio liked the Feral Hop Hog IPA, the Stone and Wood Pacific Ale and the Little Creatures Pale Ale.

"I usually drink Toohey's Extra Dry so this Hop Hog certainly has a different taste," Mr Carter said.

"It's not too bad at all."

 

10 Good ones

Feral Hop Hog India Pale Ale

Stone and Wood Pacific Ale

Little Creatures Pale Ale

Holgate Temptress Chocolate Porter

Bridge Rd Brewers, Chevalier Saison

Little Creatures Big Dipper

Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale

Knappstein Reserve Lager

Mountain Goat

Murray's Angry Man Pale Ale



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