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Previous Brews

Previous Brews

Our previous special batch beers, which may well just return one day:


7.0% ABV
This is the one we have been waiting for! After 9 months of residence in Cape Byron Distillery whiskey barrels the Moonless Midnight Stout has taken an altogether different worldly form.

The intense coffee and chocolates combine with the oak, bourbon and whiskey flavours imparted from the barrels to create the most silky smooth Stout you will have ever tasted. The perfect balance of tannins, roasts, sweetness and heat. Stoke up the fire, it's time to enjoy that barrel aged goodness.



4.7% ABV
Picture this... 1
895, Liege, Belgium: a family bakery called GiCoPa specialises in sweets based on candied sugar, marzipan and speculoos.

 GiCoPa is also famous for “Monkey Balls” - the Very Sour Cherry or “couilles de singe”. This citric cherry candy cheekily takes its name from its shape and pink colour.

The very sour outer layer surprises the taste buds, makes your face pucker up and your mouth water before you go back for more of the sweetness hidden inside.

This creation is a kettle sour and we have gone extra sour on this one. Masses of Monkey Balls candy has been added for that perfect balance of sweet, sour and cherry tartness.

Santè, Santè!!



4.7% ABV
An historical beer with origins dating back over 500 years to Germany. This slightly soured tart wheat beer has been created with the succulent 'Pigface' (Karkalla) plant which you may have seen growing in the sand dunes in our local area. The pigface was sourced from our good friends at Pocket Herbs and adds its own unique saltiness.

Coriander seed enhances the floral and spice notes leaving you with a seriously refreshing beer with bright flavours. Perfect for cleansing the palate with a rich savoury food accompaniment. Enjoy!



4.6% ABV

Introducing our Cherry Good Sour. A kettle-soured inspiration using lactobacillus that has been brewed with masses of ripe cherries added post-fermentation. Brewed with a saison yeast to enhance the fruit character in its aroma and taste.

You can sip on this sour to experience a refreshing palate cleansing beer that has been balanced with the sweet and sour in mind to allow those cherries to shine! Enjoy the autumn days with this one by your side.



5.4% ABV
With the help of our Rebuild The Northern Rivers auction prize winner Andrew Russell, we have brewed this German style Dunkel with a Belgian tilt. This is a seriously complex Dunkel. Deep toasted notes combined with intense malt and caramels from additions of Belgian candied sugars offer a taste that will leave you pondering that last sip for quite some time.

Smooth and rich, a restrained bitterness and relatively dry finish that allows for drinking in quantity! Say no more... bar person, Dunkel please!



4.2% ABV
This beer is in the style of a ‘Radler’, a light in alcohol beer from Europe brewed to quench the thirst of the Alpine cyclists riding down the hills - and get them home in one piece.

A helles lager with an infusion of lemon and lime offering a zesty finish, it’s perfect for the summer sunshine. We’ve brewed this one just for the Bangalow Film Festival, so take your own ride around the Hinterland hills and Bangalow’s main strip, then sit back and relax to your favourite movie with this drop in hand.



5.8% ABV
Our Peach Saison is a traditional Farmhouse Ale. We’ve added bucketloads of fresh white peaches from the Buckley farm just outside of Bangalow which provides a fruity punch.

This saison has been crafted from a variety of grains, finished with a wild yeast that promotes phenolic flavours and adds fruit and spice. The beer finishes dry and has a crisp bitterness that is balanced with the peach sweetness. Enjoy this one in the Spring sunshine!



4.5% ABV
Meet Tygerclaw, our Japanese inspired sour lager! Sour lager?? Yes an unusual teaming up of bedfellows. This collaboration with the team at Brisbane’s Netherworld sees a kettle sour combined with lager yeast and additions of cherry blossom flowers (Sakura).

This adds an incredible flavour of floral blossom and earthy notes that are balanced out with a smooth lactic sourness and a clean finish promoted by the lager yeast. Tygerclaw Sakura Sour Lager! Kanpia!



6.6% ABV
**Very Limited Edition** This is the father of our Stout. It has been aged on oak in our Cape Byron Distillery whiskey barrels, infusing the beer with its unmistakable whiskey and bourbon flavours.

Heavy raisin and tobacco are accentuated with vanilla that is accustom with a good whiskey. Have a seat on our vintage leather couch in front of the fire with a glass of this number in hand.



5.1% ABV
What do you get when you add a whole heap of freshly picked, local pecan nuts to a traditional British brown ale? The Barefoot Brown! Being released for the Harvest Food Trail, this limited edition brew has been made in collaboration with our mates at Barefoot Farm in Eltham. These guys produce some of the best pecan nut products around, and our pecan nut brown ale infused with their nuts is definitely no exception.

This beer boasts the colour of rich mahogany and possesses a malt forward profile with notes of biscuit and chocolate, with a fine balance of bitterness.

The pecan flavour comes in late to finish off what is a perfect beer for this colder weather. So settle in by the fire with a big glass of our Barefoot Brown, and dream about a warm blanket of pecan goodness.



3.5% ABV
This is a very limited edition Harvest Trail Happy Sour. We’ve taken our delicious wheat based Berliner-Weisse style sour beer and infused it with fresh, locally grown guavas from our good friends up the road at Newrybar Guavas.

Also added are native lilly pilly fruits from the trees right out the front of our brewery. It doesn’t get any more local than that! The result is a delicious effervescent beer with a crisp finish and a hint of the guava fruit sweetness.

Add to this the juicy acidity and malty mouthfeel and we have ourselves a true Harvest Trail delight.



7.3% ABV
The Dubbel Drunk Monk is a Belgian Style Dubbel - a complex mix of rich toasted malts combining flavours of raisins and plum. Dried fruits and caramels accompany the hints of banana in the phenolics. Hold it up to the light and let your eyes drink in that rich reddish copper before toasting to the monks that created the style, then welcome the complex brew to the palate.



3.5% ABV
There’s no better combination of words than “happy” and “hour”. So we’ve dedicated our latest special batch brew to this winning time of day. Raise a glass to our newest brew on the block, our Happy Sour.

This is a wheat based Berliner-Weisse style sour - a kettle sour where the lactobacillus is added over a two to three day brewing process until a favourable lactic acid profile is produced. This creates a beer with a crisp finish and juicy acidity.

Its aroma has a slight lemony fruitiness and is reminiscent of sourdough bread. In future, our Happy Sour will lend itself to the additions of seasonal fruit harvested from the local area, so be sure to keep watch on our latest brews news!



3.4% ABV
This traditional English Style Bitter is a collaborative effort with our good mates at The Eltham. Low alcohol and carbonation make this one very sessionable beer.

The malt profile exhibits notes of light caramels, biscuit and bread and low roast flavours compliment a hint of hop fruit. A hazy creation because that’s where a lot of the flavour is residing! Light on alc, so you can enjoy those extra couple of beers with us.



8.5% ABV
The first in our series of staff brews, helped along through recipe development and brewing by our Belgian born bar manager, Sarah.

Inspired by a Belgian beer brewed in an abbey where the lunar calendar played an important role in the monastic life. The monks only brewed this beer at a very specific time: that of the full moon. This practice, based on ancestral and astrological beliefs, was supposed to guarantee better quality and conservation of the beer.

This beer displays a golden colour, delicate bitterness and the addition of amber candied sugar makes it a formidable Belgian Triple. It is said that after two or three of these, people take on the form of other worldly beings.....Werewolves!



6.8% ABV
This is our most lip-puckering of creations yet! Using a magical strain of lactobacillus 'Helveticus’, we have dialled up the flavour intensity. A tip of the hat to our local legend Simon who supplied masses of delicious tangelos from his trees around the corner.

What even is a tangelo, you ask? Think a cross between a naval orange and a grapefruit, giving a unique sweet and tart flavour perfectly complementing the style. A perfect palate cleanser with any meal, with enough heat to warm those winter bones!



5.8% ABV
The Märzen or March beer is the traditional beer sold in Europe for the German Oktoberfest. As the name suggests this beer is traditionally brewed in March and lagered in cold caves during the summer for enjoying at the October festival. A malty amber German lager that presents rich toasted bread crust and caramel notes and finishes with a soft, elegant and clean malty finish. Enjoy this one at our very own beer hall at Common People. October has arrived, PROST!



5.1% ABV
Our latest offering is a Fresh Hop Rye Golden Ale. This beer has been hopped the entire length with fresh hops cones or hop flowers. The hop cones can only be sourced fresh once a year and an absolute truckload has been added to this beer offering aromatic pine, citrus and floral notes.

The malty backbone of this beer is a Vampire Rye grain that imparts a spicy, bready and peppery flavour. The Rye also offers a notable creamier body and mouthfeel. A unique and complex beer that is a perfect winter drop.



4.5% ABV
"La Bise” - the lovely French greeting of a sweet, gentle brush of both cheeks. Translating to “the kiss”, it’s the perfect name to describe Common People's newest creation, our Raspberry Rosé Sour.

Inspired by a French rosé, La Bise exhibits fresh raspberries on the nose and notes of strawberries and cream on the back of the palate. It’s a kettle sour with baskets of fresh ripe raspberries thrown in the ferment from our friends at Blueberry Fields in Brooklet.

Light on the sourness so the fresh berries shine through, it’s perfect for cleansing the palate after rich foods and for quenching the thirst on these warm summer days.



4.8% ABV
Based on a traditional Czech pilsner with not so traditional additions of new world hops from both sides of the Tasman.

In the Aussie corner it's Australia's greatest contribution to beer... Galaxy hops, showcasing citrus, peach and passionfruit. In the New Zealand corner it's Nelson Sauvin hops with its distinctive white wine and black current notes.

This fruity pilsner is decidedly smashable!



6.6% ABV
The deep red copper indicates a big malty backbone showcasing eight (yes eight!) different malts! Flavours of dark caramel, toffee and raisin are evident, combined with a big hop profile, notes of grapefruit and dare we say it... cannabis! This beer finishes with a robust bitterness, is well balanced and full of flavour. Hold this one up to the light of the fire and drink it in!



5.8% ABV
This style of malty, copper coloured lager originates from Vienna, just like the notorious neurologist Sigmund Freud.

Due to its slightly sweet, roasted caramel notes, and delicious malty finish you’ll be hard pressed to keep this one in your subconscious and not accidentally mention it in your next conversation!



4.5% ABV
Common People Brewing Co are once again proud to sponsor the Bangalow Film Festival, with its world class films and small town charm offering.

Like last year, we have brewed a special batch beer available exclusively in our tasting room and at the festival. This year, we present the Take Two Fruity XPA.

It’s bright in colour and crisp in flavour with a fruity and fabulous taste to match the exquisite line up of films in this years’ program. You’ll taste a full tropical fruit basket in this one, with notes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, lychee and more.

Take Two is best enjoyed in front of the fabulous films screening at BFF.

And that’s a wrap!



7.6% ABV
For over 100 years it has been sitting behind the breakers, just north of Byron Bay's Main Beach. Mostly submerged, with some parts rising above the surface, The Wreck is an unmistakable icon, sculpting the coastal landscape. To some it's a surf break, to others a snorkelling site, a place to hone your diving skills, or a swimming adventure. The Wreck is a BIG part of Byron Bay and we've created a BIG beer in its honour. This style originated on the West Coast of the USA and is a favourite of the craft beer industry. Made with a mixture of grains, including seldom seen quinoa, Wreck of The Bay has been infused with African pepper “Grains of Paradise”, giving a floral and spicy finish to this beer. Triple dry-hopped offering a huge nose and pallet of citrus and ripened tropical fruits. A complex creation balanced to perfection.




6.5% ABV
A Cold IPA? What is a cold IPA exactly?

A cold IPA is a dry, crisp, clean IPA that hearkens back to the type of IPAs that were fully hop-forward. In other words, our Bit Fresh! Cold IPA showcases both the bittering potential of hops as well as their flavourful oils against a simple grist backdrop of barley and malted corn.

The clean backdrop is achieved by using a lager yeast in place of an ale strain. Although it is fermented warmer than your usual lager, it is fermented colder than a normal ale, hence the name - cold IPA.

The ripened fruit and citrus characteristics from the Ekuanot, Eclipse and Citra hops shine through and finish with a robust bitterness and a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. All of this keeps things as fresh as a cool Winter’s morning on a hot Summer’s day. 

Bit Fresh! They say…


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