Majestic Leopard

Majestic Leopard

Let us introduce you to our first National Limited Release of 2018 - Majestic Leopard. 

Cats are mysterious creatures, they prowl around neighbourhoods and homes with a knowing feline grace. But there is one cat that has more elegance and style than the rest. This cat looks unassuming but it’s a Majestic Leopard. It transcends lifetimes with it’s true spirit captured within a tiny endearing house cat. Don’t be fooled by it’s appearance; this cat is fierce.

At 5.0 ABV our Majestic Leopard gives off all the qualities of a bigger beer through the use of Mosaic, Eukanot, El Dorado and Vic Secret hops which cause an overfow of pungent peachy, freshly squeezed mandarin and berrylicious bubblegum aromas & flavours, all whilst gracefully slinking in as a small, unassuming package. Take a sip and enjoy a lurid session that takes your soul to new places and transcends lifetimes. 

We'll be releasing this little beer on the 2nd March at the Brewery and at selected venues on the same day. Cans will be leaving the brewery the same time, we'll update stockists next week.

Sydney:

Modus Operandi Brewing Co, Mona Vale

The Taphouse, Surry Hills

Newcastle:

The Grain Store

Brisbane

The Tipplers Tap

Melbourne

The Local Tap House, St Kilda

Adelaide

Warradale Hotel, Warradale

Perth

Dutch Trading Co, Perth

Tasmania 

Saint John Craft Beer Bar

Canberra

To All My Friends, Cook (Launch date is Thursday 8th March).

The results are in.

The results are in.

Firstly, a massive thanks to everyone that voted for us in the GABS Hottest 100. We were as intrigued as anyone, this was always going to be interesting and it was good to see some new faces in the crowd. We’re stoked that we placed five beers in the 100, thank you again to everyone that voted for us. We didn’t want to funnel the votes towards two or three beers and so entered a few. We’re proud of them all and so it felt wrong not putting them forward. There’s a child analogy I’m sure.

But as we see it, there were plenty of highlights. We were the 4th most voted for brewery in the country. Future Factory was one of the highest limited releases, for a one-off beer to be voted gives us enormous pride. The vote conversion on that is very high –clearly our voters love a limited release! The vote isn’t the be all and end all, and lets face it, it’s all a bit of fun but to be voted 4th most popular brewery and have three beers in the top 21 is not bad for a local independent (that supports independents). We’re already up and running for 2018 having released two of our keg only limited releases – Sunstroke & Twisted Melons. We have a new brew in the pipeline for a bigger release which we’re excited about. More details on that one to follow shortly. 

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More results!

The Hottest 100 wasn’t the only comp going on last weekend. Hopquest 2.0 took place at Beer Deluxe in Fed Square in Melbourne. A massive thank you for everyone that attended. It was a great day filled with amazing beers! The competition was tight and all the brewers put forward beers of a new level. We were runners up on the day with Hop Nation pipping us for the top spot. Congrats to them. Sunstroke will have to be the best New South Wales beer for this year’s Hopquest!

 

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Events!

We are getting out and about more and more. Last year we attended or hosted an epic number o events and we want to push that further. Keep an eye on our Facebook page where we share tastings, tap takeovers, dinners, brewery events and of course limited releases.We'll put a few on instagram and of course here but for most things FB's the way to go.

Thanks to everyone that messaged us after our last blog. Super interesting to hear your thoughts. We'll reply with some actions in due course but keep them coming. Slack has been a channel that we're investigating and so that might become a thing for the subscribers. Talking about feedback, we’ve had some chat around our launches, so this year we’re going to continue to improve to make sure as many people get a chance to get their hands on our limited releases. What that means will see bigger releases and more events! 

Twisted Melons

Twisted Melons

We’ve been fast out the traps this year! The second beer release of 2018! We’ve done a collaboration with The Gilbert Street Hotel in Adelaide to celebrate the Hottest 100. It's their first collaboration and they were up here recently helping us brew a refreshing Watermelon Gose. It’s got a solid wheat malt base and the Watermelon flavour is coming through really nicely with some coriander giving it a bit of depth, it’s 5.6% and so there’s a bit to it. We’ve named it Twisted Melons and it will be pouring at some very limited spots. The Gilbert naturally but here’s the list. 

Twisted Melons

This Saturday Celebrating the Hottest 100 

Modus HQ @ModusOperandiBrewing 

We'll be throwing a Hottest 100 Party on Saturday 27th where both new beers will be pouring. Definitely not one to be missed as we'll be shouting the bar if we get placed in the top 10 of the GABS Hottest 100. 

Gilbert Street Hotel, @gilbertsthotel  Adelaide SA 

To celebrate the Gilbert's first Collab beer & the Hottest 100, they'll be throwing a cracker of a party! Carpark Cricket is a go-er! As well as a BBQ & Smoker. It looks like a hot one in SA and so what better way to catch the GABS announcement and listen to the Triple J Hottest 100!

The Welcome Hotel, @TheWelcomeHotel  Balmain NSW

We're doing a Sumo sized 7 tap takeover at the Welcome on Saturday 27th. There'll be a sumo suit challenge, ping pong tournament and both our new beers - Twisted Melons & Sunstroke - pouring. Plus the same rule applies as Modus HQ, if we get a beer placed in the top 10 of the  GABS Hottest 100 we'll be shouting the bar middy of our Session IPA. So if you can't make it up to see us at Modus, get down to The Welcome.  

The Royal Albert @royalalberthotelsurryhills

In the name of supporting Australian businesses, they'll be pouring a decent selection from Australian owned breweries, including Modus. There'll be free pies during the top 10 countdown and smoked Aussie snags made in house. All this while they record the latest episode of Sessionable. 

Next week: 

Port Admiral Hotel @PortAdmiralHotel (Mon) 

King Head Hotel @thekingshotel  (Tues)

Bar Torino @bartorinoadelaide (Wed)

 

Sunstroke Double IPA

Sunstroke Double IPA

Here we go! 2018 is up and running! We’re kicking things off as we left off - Introducing Sunstroke DIPA. Our latest unfiltered Double IPA. Brewed especially for Hopquest 2.0, where it will be in the mix with some of Australia’s best hop forward breweries. Come along this Friday 26th to Beer Deluxe Fed Square, Melbourne @beerdeluxefedsquare to be one of the first to try it. 

 

Sunstroke is a summer DIPA with some serious stone fruit aroma and tropical flavour and pine finish. It’s a big beer at 8.6% but you’ll be reaching for it on a hot summer’s day and it will do the trick. 

 

From Saturday 27th January there will be some very select venues pouring the new beer. 

We'll of course be pouring it at Modus HQ. We're throwing a Hottest 100 Celebration and while looking back at 2017 we're cracking on with 2018! We're super excited to share this very limited run with our loyal locals and get involved. But the GABS Hottest 100 will be watched as we listen to the Triple J Countdown, every time one of our beers is placed on the GABS ladder, we'll be shouting the bar. Can't get better than that!

If you can't make it to Modus, here is a list of the few places you'll find it:

The Welcome Hotel,@TheWelcomeHotel Sydney. We’ll be doing a tap takeover with seven taps during the hottest 100 countdown. Every time our beers get placed, we’ll shout the bar. Let’s hope it’s a successful day! 

The Local Taphouse St Kilda,@thelocaltaphouseSK Sat - Hottest 100 Countdown and staff favourite taplist 

The Beach Club @thebeachclub58  Collaroy, Sydney 

The Old Canberra Inn @TheOldCanberraInn  ACT

The Grainstore @GrainStoreBar Newcastle, NSW

From Monday 29th January you’ll be able to grab a pot or two at:

Mr West @MrWestbar Melbourne Vic

Beer Deluxe @beerdeluxehawthorn Hawthorn Vic