Growler's Picks

 

 

 

Each month Growler selects delicious tipples from wineries and craft breweries from our collection to showcase. Keep an eye out for him on bottle labels during your next visit to the bottle shop for great deals, rare selections and staff picks. 

Almanac Beer Co.

From California – SourNova – Previous release, Peach sold super fast, so you have to be quick!
I'm drinking the Strawberry right now. Very forward lactic acid, creamy on the mid palate, really refreshing and a great punch in the face. WOOOF!

Craft Sours

Top (from left)

 

1.Temple Brewing - Okinawa Sour Blonde Ale

2. Moon Dog Brewery – In The Crumble The Mighty Crumble Dessert Sour

3. Hop Nation Brewing Co. - Red Rabbit Sour

 

Front (from left)

 

1. 3 Ravens Brewing – Acid Original Sour Beer

2. Sauce Brewing Co. - Peach Sauce Berliner Weisse

3. Woolshed Brewery - The Big Orange Kettle Sour
4. Exit Brewing - Passionfruit Sour


 

Esoterico

Inspired by the most ancient wines known the man, Esoterico is a mixture of incense-like aromatics, astringent tannins and a brilliant amber colour. The perfect wine for those hard-to-match foods such as aged cheeses and spicy dishes.

Fresh Beers

From left

 

1. Moon Dog Brewing - How Now Brown Cacao Nitro 

2. Dainton Brewery - Third Birthday Anniversary Ale

3. Dainton Brewery - The Hybrid Single Hop Neipa 

4. Garage Project Trillium - Hāpi Sessions: Aro Street

5. Colonial Inquest Imperial Stout

 


 

Blind Corner 'Blanc'

A blend of Sauv Blanc and Chenin Blanc. A classic dry white, naturally fermented with NO fining. Juicy, stone fruit, grassy notes with a pink tinge.

L.A.S Vino

Vino Albino PNO - 80% Noir, 20% Chardonnay. All Malo, wild ferment 'Strawberries & Cream'. Not sweet, and has a dry finish.

 

Wildberry Springs Chardonnay - Fresher, lighter style of Chardonnay. Wild ferment + Austrian barriques (20% New) Full Malo.

Domaine du Pas de L'Escalette

Pressed in whole bunches, bringing aromatic complexity & freshness. Aromas of red fruits. Vibrant palate with a long finish. 

Da Bois LS Merchants

100% Semillon, 6 weeks on skins & barrel-aged for a further 6 months. Contains no preservatives.

Rightbank Merlot

Smooth velvety style. Berries, spice & dark chocolate. This cold season, each bottle of Rightbank Merlot comes with a recipe to create your own mulled wine at home. Spices included.  

October Wine Tastings

 

 

You will also have the opportunity to sample Growler's monthly wine selections for FREE in the bottle shop every Friday and Saturday, 5pm to 8pm. See our August tasting calendar below and learn a little history from their creators along the way.

TASTING: FRI 11TH - SAT 12TH

HEAD WINES

Since the beginning Head Wine’s focus has been on single site Rhone varietals and as far back as 2006, Alex started making whole bunch Shiraz, pushing for larger format oak and earlier bottlings. A whole tribe of new, young producers have over the last decade really pushed this boundary — figuratively, as well as literally into the region’s higher elevations. Alex started the Old Vine Grenache in old foudres in 2013 and won the trophy at the Barossa Wine Show. As Alex says with a smile, "...these styles are here to stay."

 

TASTING: FRI 18TH - SAT 19TH

FOX CREEK

Fox Creek has a passionate winemaking history based on a standard of excellence strived for in every drop that bears our name. It’s a life-long passion that dates back to 1984 when Helen and Dr. Jim Watts purchased a 32 hectare McLaren Vale property on Malpas Road, for a delicious diversion — becoming winemakers.

TASTING: FRI 25TH - SAT 26TH

RICCA TERRA

Ricca Terra Vintners is 16 years in the making. Ashley & Holly Ratcliff have grown and sold their grapes to some of the greatest winemakers in Australia. Today, Ricca Terra Vintners has established the mantra to blend grape varieties in the vineyard rather than in the winery….and make wines of interest with stories to tell!