Round 2: Lords Vs. Cavalier

March’s Craft Beer Fight Club got regal. We came, we raised our pinkies, and we were treated to a fine craft beer experience.

The bitter tale of two cities, where local boys from the Lord Nelson Brewery took on Cavalier Brewing from Melbourne.

Like many other craft brewery start-up’s, Cavalier’s story begins with a couple of lads and a homebrew kit at university about 12 years ago. Since 2011 they’ve been busier than a one-legged man at a butt kickin’ contest by brewing some award winning beers & by being the first to develop a beer to raise awareness and funds for charity. They kick started the battle with their Brown Ale (5%) featuring chocolate and caramel in the malts, finished off with some lovely dry roast.

The Sydney stalwarts of craft beer, Lord Nelson Brewery, have been brewing since 1841. The oldest pub brewery in Australia was made famous for their award-winning natural ales. And now, perhaps, their victory over Cavalier’s Brown Ale to take away the Golden Growler Award for Round 2 of the 2014 Craft Beer Fight Club.

It was a ripper of a night, thanks to all who were involved. See you at the next battle.

The only rule of Craft Beer Fight Club is that you never talk about Craft Beer Fight Club (except to other beer nerds, or your mum).