BotF is staying the Brassey Hotel in Barton, Canberra, which has a bar reminiscent of the bar in the Minder. It is the last place I’d expect to find a beer I hadn’t tried before.
1842 is so far the single offering by the Strickland Beer Group, founded by 5 brothers who stumbled across a “very rare, very old-world recipe” for a for a Pilsner style beer.
They claim to have created Canberra’s first “super-premium” beer. I reckon Canberra’s two other brewers who actually make their own beer, rather than outsource it, would argue differently.
It’s not bad boys, but it isn’t “super premium” either. There is a sharpness that does linger pleasantly, but this is no stand out.
Check the website for beer hyperbole at its worst http://www.1842beer.com.au