Bargara Brewing Co brew in a gas fired DME 14HL kettle. All our beer is made on 100% rain water making our beers some of the cleanest tasting crisp beers on the planet. The purity of our water allows the flavours of our uniquely selected ingredients to shine through.
The second mid-strength in the Bargara range, Hip Hop is a session IPA that pours a golden orange colour with mild floral/fruity aromas from the use of Summer and Galaxy hops. At just 3.5 percent ABV, don’t expect a big malt driven backbone and tons of bitterness; instead this beer is light in body but strikes a balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness that would equally suit those looking to transition into bigger flavoured craft beers or seasoned IPA drinkers looking for a lower ABV.
Our signature Lager. Smooth, crisp and full of flavour. We think it’s the best Mid-strength Crafted Lager in Australia, we hope you do too. A crisp, European style Lager, the Turtle Lager is brewed following traditional methods with noble European hops like Hallertau used for bittering and aroma. The result is a mid-strength lager that’s smooth and easy drinking with just the barest of bitterness. It’s designed to be the perfect crossover beer for those just discovering craft beer and also for anyone wanting a thirst quenching session beer after a long day in the hot Queensland sun.
Our fruity, clean, crisp 3.5% Social IPA brewed for The Good Beer Co and the Australian Marine Conservation Society with 50% of profits going to support ACMS’s conservation projects. A very easy drinking beer, perfect for those long, hot Queensland days on the reef.
The Sombrero is a Mexican style cerveza brewed with rice as part of the malt bill but what makes this beer unique is its dry hopping with shredded native lemon myrtle leaves. The beer pours a very pale yellow colour, sending forth a distinct peppery lemon scent – no need to add a slice of lemon or lime here. Very refreshing summer lager.
Pouring a light golden yellow colour, the Drunk Fish Pale Ale is slightly sweet and nutty thanks to the addition of locally sourced macadamia nut and bush honey. Those aromatics come through on the nose and palate due to a careful addition of hops that doesn’t overpower these subtle, delicate flavours. It’s an easy drinking pale ale with medium carbonation and a clean mouthfeel.
Made with the same hop varieties as the mid-strength Turtle Lager but brewed with Vienna and Munich malts too, this Czech style bright lager pours a pale golden colour with a thin white head that laces nicely in the glass. Light bodied, the Thirsty Turtle lager is crisp and clean, with a hint of pithy citrus bitterness designed to call you back for more.
A unique all grain “proper” Ginger beer. This 4.8 percent ABV drop is brewed with three additions of locally sourced, dried ginger from Bunda Ginger. The result is a well-rounded and warm ginger mouthfeel accompanied by a surprisingly lemony zing, one the brewers attribute solely to the ginger. The warming flavour of the ginger is evident too, albeit without being overpowering.
Simple, 4.8% semi-sweet cider. Just good apples, rainwater and let the yeast do it’s thing.
Deep amber/copper in colour with a soft white head, the Rusty Roo is an Irish style red ale that has all the benchmarks of a quality red: caramel and toffee malt flavours are countered and balanced by the citrusy and spicy flavours from the Cascade hops. Mild carbonation helps to produce a full, rounded mouthfeel to complete the picture.
The Goldihops golden/pale ale pours a beautiful golden orange with a thick white head. This beer is designed to sit between the two categories: not too malty and not too hoppy. Goldihops has been designed with the climate and local drinking community in mind with a full, rounded mouthfeel delivering slightly sweet malts and soft, fruity aromas.
Dominated by wheat malt with additions of Munich and Pilsner, the Phat Heffa is some of a cross breed: a hefeweizen that generates most of its aromatics from the use of a Belgian ale yeast. Look out for tell tale characteristics of banana and clove dominating. It’s pale in colour and highly carbonated – an easy-drinking wheat beer that finishes nice and dry, with hot summer’s days in mind.
The original English IPA recipe used in the mid 1800’s when the British were sending beer to India and people to Australia. With all English ingredients, this big beer celebrates, ingenuity and authenticity. Simply a stunning beer. This is a must for any craft aficionado.
The local public wanted it and the brewery obliged. The Hop Chief is the first higher ABV IPA the brewery produced and is a sign that the drinking public of Bundaberg has been developing its tastes over the years since the brewery first opened its doors.
Inspired by West Coast US IPAs, the Hop Chief uses four malt and four hop varieties, including Tomahawk (hence the name), Cascade and Centennial. The result is a beer that pours with a deep copper hue and offers up citrus and pine resin aroma wise and a hop bitterness that’s balanced somewhat by a malt backbone sizeable enough to hide the ABV pretty well.
This dry stout is made with a combination of roasted malts and torrified wheat to produce a beer that pours jet black with a thick tan head. Swirl the glass and aromas of roasted coffee leap out while there’s little astringency on the nose and in the taste. The wheat contributes to a full, smooth mouthfeel as well as aiding in head retention and adds some biscuity characteristics too. Bitterness from the hops and roasted malts adds to the flavour nicely too. EBC 70, IBU 28, ABV 4.7% Malts: Ale, Torrefied Wheat, Roasted Barley, Medium Crystal. Hops: Topaz, Willamette, EKG, Ella.