Mix Twelve Beer: The Summer Hydration Pack

Here’s a selection of interesting, thirst-quenching cans perfect for any beer lover.

Sailors Grave Brewing ‘Altocumulus’ Tangerine Dream
A delightfully-crushable Berliner Weisse made with the zest and juice of tangerines plus a handful of cumquats. The addition of oats in the brewing process adds some creamy texture. Orbost

CoConspirators Brewing Co. ‘Matriarch’ New England IPA
Cloudy, textural, full and bright; this New England IPA is a textbook example. It’s filled with enticing aromas of pineapple, ripe peaches and lemonade which follow through with gusto on the palate. Melbourne

Wolf of the Willows XPA
Made in an west coast American style with a light, but firm, malt character and a bunch of Mosaic, Centennial and Galaxy hops for their tropical fruit notes – lots of passionfruit, citrus and guava. Melbourne

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Blood Orange Gose
Here’s a tart, refreshing gose that has been made with blood oranges and soured with sea salt and coriander. Sounds strange but tastes delicious (read: don’t think, just drink). Boonville

Colonial Brewing Co ‘Pioneer’ IPA
This experimental IPA features “a hop variety out of Tasmania known only as HPA-016”. To taste, notes of resinous pine, pithy grapefruit and ripe citrus surge through the palate. Margaret River

La Sirène Urban Pale Ale
From a fresh batch of what became our favourite thirst-quenching beer last summer. Melon, grapefruit and black pepper seamlessly interact before an assertively bitter finish marked by citrus zest and pine cone notes. Alphington

Garage Project Day of the Dead
Inspired by the Aztec beverage xocolatl (prefiguring chocolate as we know it) this is a black lager brewed with smoked chipotle chili, cocoa and agave additions. Complex but eminently drinkable. Wellington

Kaiju! ‘Krush’ Tropical Pale Ale
It’s all in the name, folks. As such, we don’t have a lot to say about Kaiju’s summer-loving beer, but what we think you should know is this: It’s clean, juicy, refreshing and so easy to drink. Melbourne

Sailors Grave Brewing Law of the Tongue
‘Law of the Tongue’, from legends Chris and Gabbie Moore, is “a smokey oyster stout brewed with Wapengo Rocks oysters and Sunrise limes”. It’s full, complex and obviously ideal alongside some fresh oysters. Orbost

Hop Nation Brewing Co. ‘The Punch’ Mango Gose
Subtle brine, loads of fresh mango and a little more texture than you might expect in a gose. This, icy cold, should be your go-to refresher on a hot summer’s day. Footscray

Garage Project ‘Hatsukoi’ Neo Tokyo Lager
From the brewers: “Hatsukoi, meaning first love, is a Japanese inspired pilsner. Brewed with light malted barley and rice using the traditional first press method. Clean, crisp with a delicate noble hop character.” Wellington

Dainton Family Brewery Cherrywood Smoked Rye Baltic Porter
At 8.8% ABV, this award-winning drop is made for ending long feasts with. To wit: smoke, cocoa, earthy rye, toffee, baking spices and tobacco leaf set the dark and brooding tone. Carrum Downs