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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 131:Mudgee Porter
Mudgee Brewery Porter

Pours a deep black with lots of bubbles clinging to the glass. The head is thick, tan, and noisy, and very gradually fades away. The line between head and beer is sharply defined.

First sip: Sweet, but dark roasted malts, a little caramel, and a lot of fruity flavours. A mildl hops after-taste that lingers. Mouth feel is a little thin and fizzy, but nice. Beer burp is nice.

Yes, the head is noisy. I could hear the bubbles popping and crackling as they burst. And the fruity flavours are a sort of mix of citrus, plums, and berries. It needs a little more hops to balance that - it seems a little light on hops to my taste. But this is a nice ale. I could drink lots of it.

Looks like my trips to Dubbo will be passing through Mudgee more often. And it's a restaurant! Looks like the perfect place to stop for a second breakfast.

Oh, and cheese? A nice sharp cheddar is perfect.

Mudgee Porter Ale
Mudgee Brewing Co.
4.3% alc/vol
375ml bottle

Mudgee Brewery Porter

Same again, sir? Yes please.

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Established 2007? :)

"Looks like my trips to Dubbo will be passing through Mudgee more often."

Would that be anything like Seagoon being distracted by the Mortlake Brewery?


Lithgow... Portland.... Kandos... Mudgee Brewery...

Hmmm... Mudgee Brewery!

(Yes I know you wouldn't actually pass through Kandos, but there wasn't much on the map between Sydney and Mudgee)


Lithgow, Wallarawang, Cullen Bullen, Capertee, Ilford, Mudgee.

I know the road well. 8)

Re: Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 131:Mudgee Porter

Cullen Bullen, Capertee, Ilford I haven't heard of before.

Wallarawang I know for a few things - the power station, the story abot the two 46 class units that ended up there when they couldn't be detatched from a freight train at Lithghow or Bowenfells due to problems with the points, and the name was mentioned in a children's book I read years ago.

The book was "Whistle Up The Chimney" by Nan Hunt with illustrations by Craig Smith (I've only just recovered the name by Googling keywords). It was especially interesting, and quite sureal. A cat named Tom Bola (a play on an old word for a raffle) lived in a house with Mrs Millie Mack an old lady whose fireplace frequently had steam trains rushing out of it (apparently due to her burning old pieces of railway carriage). Near the beginning of the story the cat fell off the mantlepiece onto one of the trains and spent most of the book lost wandering the railways until he found the specific train to take him back home. Wallerawang was actually included in a poem sung by a gang of fettlers rushing along the track on a trolley.
"Clear the line for the flying gang...
There's a trains derailed at Wallerawang...

I wish I could remember the name of the book. I remember the illustrations as being superb. The book cover shows up in a Google image search and is impressive.

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