Congratulations to WA’s Brian Castledine – the winner of our Autumn magazine’s craft beer review competition for his take (and great snap) on Hop Nation’s Candyland Milkshake Hazy IPA.
In each issue of Beer & Brewer we ask readers to send in their own reviews of 120 words or less on a new or recent release. Each edition’s winner takes home the amazing Craft Beer Tasting Set four pack from Rastal – supplied to us by the legends at CraftyMerch – and has their review published in the magazine. You can find Brian’s winning entry on page 81 of our Autumn magazine and check out his Instagram page @craft_beer_photosphere for more of his great reviews and images.
To enter the competition in our Winter issue email your review (and pictures if you choose) to email@example.com. The prize includes your review published in the Winter magazine and 1 x Teku 330ml, 1 x Craft Master One 380ml, 1 x Craft Master Two 473ml and 1 x Craft Master Bowl 373ml Rastal glassware.
The deadline for submissions is April 15th 2021. Previous winners of the competion can’t win again.
Brian’s winning entry
Candyland Milkshake Hazy IPA
Style: Milkshake IPA
Big raspberry aromas precede a sweet, creamy raspberry run down, before a vanilla and lactose carriage delivers a cherry fairy floss-like finish to the delightful ending. Memories of perfectly presented lolly shops of old, both here and in New Zealand when I was a grasshopper, were recalled, but rest assured not enough to make me use a straw! And for that I’m glad, because during much of this Candyland experience I couldn’t sense the substantial ABV before I felt all warm and fuzzy by the last drop. Smooth as!
Glass match: Rastal Teku
Food match: Raspberry cheesecake