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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 189: Badlands IPA
Badlands IPA

Pours a slightly cloudy copper colour. The head is beige, large and very foamy Some carbonation is visible.

First sip: BLOODY HELL THAT'S NICE! I mean, very malty, with a faint grapefruit citrus taste. Moderate hops taste which fades to a mild, lingering bitterness. Mouth-feel is medium and creamy, with a mild carbonation tingles on the tongue. Nice beer-burp.

Now. Bloody hell, that's nice. My "first sip" sucked down a quarter of the glass. On the bottle this is labelled as "dangerously drinkable." They are right! This beer is a yummy, yummy beer!

Badlands Brewery is a local brew-pub. It is a part of the Agrestic Cafe and Second Mouse Cheese Company. The cheeses are made from the Little Big Dairy Co whole milk, a Dubbo dairy. The cafe sells food that is mostly sourced locally. thefoxaroo had a gluten-free vegetarian meal, plus my baked beans. I had the Ploughman's Breakfast - sausage, egg, fried mushrooms, fried tomato, spinach, fried halumi cheese, smashed avocado, baked beans, sour dough toast, and more bacon than I would eat in a week. When it arrived I just stared at it in disbelief, then I gave away the baked beans. It. Was. Awesome. And it defeated me.

Cheese factory, brewery, cafe, less than a 2 hour drive from home. I have found my favouritest place in the world. I hope the other beers I bought are as good as this.

Badlands IPA
Badlands Brewery (no content, under construction)
5.2% alc/vol
330ml bottle

Badlands IPA

Same again sir? Yes! Oh yes! More!

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We are so going there! Is there a hotel nearby? I need to set up camp as it's unlikely they have rooms to let at the bar :P

Edited at 2016-11-24 09:42 am (UTC)

The Badlands/Agrestic is at 426 Mitchell Hwy, Orange NSW 2800. It's on the northwestern outskirts of Orange (a stupid name for a city 9_9 ), which, luckily for Den, is the corner nearest to where he lives in Dubbo.

This was my first visit to Orange, so I'm unfamiliar with the area and I didn't see any hotels or motels along the way. It's a sizeable city with a population of over 40,000, so I'd expect there to be some decent accommodation, although not necessarily near the brewery itself.

If you plan a visit please let me know. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up with you. The Aussie dollar is still dropping at the moment, so you'll certainly get value for money.

Perfect! :)

As long as I am in good company and receive beer and cheese for my money, I'm happy :P

I have little intention of driving 2 hours after a proper pub dinner with a few brews, plus 2nd breakfasts sounds Awesome!


Sounds like this is a very memorable beer!

Wish I had time to catalogue all your beer reviews. I'd like to be able to rate them according to your response and sort them by order of appreciation. I started a spreadsheet a while back, but I get no time to work on things like this. :(

This sounds like a very nice beer! If I liked beer, I'd be wanting to try one. As it is, I hope you have more chances to drink it.

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