Over the festive season, we went and whipped up a little something we think you’re going to love… a brand new beer from a brand new hop, as featured in the Beer Cartel Christmas Canvent Calendar!

Welcome to the world, Talus.

As beer nerds will know, the Talus hop is quite new. Formerly known by the dashing designation HBC 692cv, which sounds more like a remote planet Ridley Scott might have dreamed up, we’ve taken this uniquely appealing hop and given it the Akasha initiation.

Complex and novel, with a few flavours and aromas that will likely be new to hopheads, Talus packs a punch of big pink grapefruit, citrus rind, pine resin and tropicals, with dried roses and sage delivering hints of umami on the dry, exceedingly refreshing finish.

At 6.2% it’s full-flavoured yet, as ever, brewed with balance, and is uniquely true to this innovative little bud’s nature. It’s approachable for those new to the craft, with enough going on to tantalise the beer adepts. And it’s sure to be a summer favourite, no matter the occasion.

It’s fitting then that the Great Conjunction, that meeting of Jupiter and Saturn in the skies above, was riding high at its arrival into the world of beer devotees when we pulled back the veil on it just before Christmas for the Canvent Calendar. It’s practically Yuletide in a can.

In fact, if the Talus hop had been around a couple of millennia ago, the Three Magi might have swapped out the frankincense or myrrh for it on their way to a certain stable… it’s that special. Gift yourself some natural magic today with the splendorous flavours of Talus.


Balmain Wine Shop, Balmain
Bamvino Cellars, Green Point
Blaxland Bottlemart, Blaxland
Blue Gum Hotel, Hornsby
Bull & Bush, Baulkham Hills
Camperdown Cellars, Leichhardt
Cellarbrations Drummoyne, Drummoyne
Cutty Cellars, Crows Nest
D’vine Cellars, Wentworth Falls
Georgetown Cellarbrations, Georgetown
Liquor Stax Park House Hotel, Mona Vale
Lock Stock & Bottle, Abbotsford
Midway Cellars, Denistone East
Murray’s Glenbrook Cellars, Glenbrook
Northmead Cellars, Northmead
Oldfield Cellars, West Gosford
Platinum Liquor, North Strathfield
Prince of Wales Bottle Shop, Merewether
Sackville Hotel, Balmain
Tacking Point Tavern, Port Macquarie
The Bottle O, Lambton
Tighes Hill Cellars, Tighes Hill
Tom’s Cellars, North Turramurra
Toongabbie Bottlemart, Toongabbie
Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop, Warners Bay
Winona Wine, Manly

Bucket Boys, Marrickville
Barnys Fine Wine and Ale, Rosebery
Native Drops, Bondi
Bellambi Hotel, Bellambi
Page Bottler, Page
Red Bottle, Alexandria
Union Hotel, Newtown
Liquor Emporium, St Peters
Cringila Cellars, Cringila
Crown West Cellars, Wollongong
Oak Barrel, CBD
The Mill Hotel, Milperra
Sapphire Cellars, Merimbula
Liquor Legends, Ashfield
Liquor Emporium, Alexandria
Steves Cool Booze, Kingsford
Porters Liquor, Alexandria
Coledale Fine Wines, Coledale
Bottlo, Narellan Vale
Mr Liquor, Ramsgate
Mr Liquor, Cronulla
Candamber Fine Wines, Weston
Loftus Liquor, Loftus
Berry Bottle Shop, Berry
Loose Dozen, Marrickville


Bottlehouse, Balaclava
Cellarbrations at Tottenham
Far Side Beers, Hawthorn East
Grape & Grain, Moorabbin
Hop Supply Co, Bendigo
Hopheads, Altona & Point Cook
Village Vineyard Fine Booze, Fitzroy North
A Point of Difference Liquor, Mitcham
Cork the Liquor Store, Boronia & Ferntree Gully
Hops & Vine Australia, Warrandyte
Local Bottle Store, Brunswick
Ritchies IGA, Carrum Downs
Ritchies IGA, Rowville
Union Wine Store, Ascot Vale
Wine Republic, Northcote


Cellarbrations Treetops Tavern, Burleigh Waters
Craft Wine Store, Red Hill
Craft Wine Store, Coorparoo
Cellarbrations Buderim, Buderim
Cellarbrations, Birtinya
Saccharomyces Bottle shop, Taringa
Harry Brown's Eatons Hill, Eatons Hill
Montel Alehouse
Liquor Legends, Carina
Bottlemart Boondal, Sue's Corner, Boondal
Vine Liquor Mart, Cleveland
Cellarbrations, Camp Hill
Yandina Hotel, Yandina
Malt Traders, CBD
Black Sheep, Newmarket
Cellarbrations NVT, Narangba
Harry Browns BRT, Bracken Ridge
Cellarbrations Big Fish, Caboolture
Valley Wine Store, Fortitude Valley
The Mill Cellars, Mudgereeba
Stafford Tavern, Stafford
Greenslopes Cellars, Greenslopes