24 kilometres north of the Milton Post Office on the Princes Highway is a dirt road called 12 Mile Creek Road. 7 or so clicks along this well maintained dirt track is a terrific bush walk. It is terrific because it is extremely short (150m) and provides one of the greatest vistas of the South Coast. Unlike Porters Gap Lookout which is well sign posted and promoted on the highway, you get no indication that the George Boyd Lookout exists. The George Boyd Lookout is actually better than the Porters Gap lookout and is well worth a visit. There’s actually a 850m walk through a rainforest, but if you just want the lookout it is only 150m. The Lookout sits on a hugh slab of rock and a sign marks all the spots along the coast from Sussex Inlet to Pigeon House Mountain. There’s a few rocks to scramble upon and we found a really unusual formation we christened Helmet Rock. Great for sitting upon and contemplating the vast forests below.
George Boyd Lookout is also a great spot for beerp0rn, and it is only appropriate that a great South Coast beer has a great South Coast backdrop. Sticky Figgy Brown Ale is a pretty unusual drop even by HopDog Brew Works standards. It is a Belgian Styled Brown Ale that is made rich and beautiful with the addition of caramelised figs. It pours a deep brown and has a fruity, boozy (in a good way) aroma. This is a great winter beer – and you should lay your hands on one if you can.
When I first read the blog the images hadn’t rendered. I expected a slightly different shape for Helmet Rock.
Saucy and raw beauty that beerporn is, my friend. What a fantastic location for a wonderful beer!