Pacific Ale (Golden Ale/Blonde Ale, 4.4%). Stone & Wood, Byron Bay, Australia. $8.65 per 500ml bottle.
It’s probably a bit late to be returning to the Australian beers, seeing as it’s now Waitangi day and I really should be getting on with the NZ brews waiting for me in the fridge. This one is worth doing though. It has just topped this list of the best Australian craft beers of 2011 which probably says more about the drinking options in Australian than anything else, but as it hails from Byron Bay, my old home turf, this one feels kind of special. Continue reading