Food and Drink
Posted by Simon Lewis
15. Apr, 2011
Kooinda means ‘Happy Place’ and indeed this beer will take you to that place!
This is a genuine Australian beer success story. Five down to earth blokes with a passion for beer set about brewing in a shed in a back yard in Rosanna, Melbourne. The result? In our opinion Australia’s best Pale Ale.
Now with a brand new brewery to play with in West Heidelberg they have upped the production, sent one of the guys in to work full time and are plotting more beer goodness to descend upon the not so unsuspecting Melbourne public.
An instant success, this beer has already won numerous awards, including a gold medal at the AIBA and a Top 5 placing in the recent Local Taphouse Top 100 Australian Craft Beers, as voted by the public.
Both quenching and hop serious, this has gorgeous citrus and stone fruit aromas that run into the palate, backed by a smooth biscuity malt. A whack of hops at the end leaves you in no doubt that this is a serious beer while being approachable and sessionable. Just wonderful.
For a full range of stockists visit: www.kooinda.com.au/stockists
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