The subject of entire tomes of esoteric literature over countless centuries, the notion of the Third Eye as the seat of our consciousness or as a window into the true vision of the nature of all is a persistent one, and is defined as follows by the Collins English Dictionary:

Third eye

  1. The pineal gland, believed by some people to be the source of spiritual insight.
  2. The latest Akasha Project release, a triple-good Mid Coast IIIPA of such fabulous power and flavour that some have compared it to the mythical ‘soma’.

Ok, ok. So maybe Collins didn’t include that second definition – but perhaps they should. Because Third Eye is here, and it’s all set to blow the cobwebs out of brain-pans up and down the country.

Pouring straw-coloured in the glass and bursting forth with powerful tropical aromas thanks to the chemical wedding of the ultra-flavourful Bru-1 hop – known as the pineapple hop – with the lemony lime and melon airs of Cashmere, this triple IPA is purpose-brewed for peak experiences.

You know that meme from the Tim and Eric Awesome Show where a bespectacled guy in a black skivvy is enacting the enormity of the Big Bang against a background of exploding stars? This is that, in a can.

Offering a huge a-bangabang of hops up front with a nice, dry finish, at 9.6% ABV Third Eye is one to meditate on rather than smash, if you can resist the temptation to do so. Slightly hazy with fruit salad characters and a light, beautifully balanced bitterness, go too hard on this one and you’ll probably start seeing through time.

Adepts of the craft will find much to admire in its depth and complexity. Thanks to the artfulness of its brewing, however, those new to the temple of hops will still find it an approachable elixir… so long as they don’t plan on being terribly productive after a session.

Take a seat, crack a can, and go boldly into the Akashic realms with Third Eye.

NSW Stockists

Beer Cartel, Artarmon
Blaxland Cellars, Blaxland
Bomaderry Supercellars, Bomaderry
Bottler at Rivett, Rivett ACT
Bull & Bush Hotel, Baulkham Hills
Camperdown Cellars, Darlinghurst
Candamber Liquor, Weston ACT
Cellarbrations at Adamstown, Adamstown
Coledale Fine Wine, Coledale
Commodore Hotel Bottleshop, McMahons Point
Cutty Cellars. Crows Nest
D’vine Cellars, Wentworth Falls
Gladstone Hotel, Dulwich Hill
Liquor Emporium, Alexandria
Liquor Emporium, Hurlstone Park
Liquor Emporium, Marrickville Metro
Liquor Emporium, St Peters
Lock Stock & Bottle, Abbotsford
Loftus Liquor, Loftus
Loose Dozen, Marrickville
Midway Cellars, Denistone East

Midway Cellars, Denistone East
Mingarra Recreational Club, Mingarra
Mr Liquor, Ramsgate
Mr Liquor, South Coogee
Murray's Liquor, Glenbrook
Northmead Bottlemart, Northmead
Oldfield Cellars, West Gosford
Plaza Cellars, Narooma
Plonk, Fyshwick ACT
Prohibition Cellars, Curtin ACT
Prohibition Cellars, Kingston ACT
Red Bottle, Broadway
Red Bottle, Sussex Street
Royal Albert, Surry Hills
Sapphire Cellars, Merimbula
Spot Cellars, Randwick
Stanmore Cellars, Stanmore
Steves Cool Booze, Kingsford
The Bottlo, Glen Alpine
The Bottlo, Narellan Vale
To All My Friends, Cook ACT
Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop, Warners Bay
Westside Hotel Bottleshop, Dubbo

VIC Stockists

A Point of Difference Liquor, Mitcham
Cellarbrations, Tottenham
Far Side Beers, Hawthorn East
Grape and Grain, Moorabbin
Hop Supply Co, Bendigo
The Goods Shed, Wodonga
Village Vineyard, Fitzroy North
Wine Republic, Northcote

QLD Stockists

Bottlemart IBIS Central, Sangate
Bottlemart Boondal, Sue's Corner, Boondal
Cellarbrations Buderim, Buderim
Cellarbrations Treetops Tavern, Burleigh Waters
Cellarbrations, Birtinya
Cellarbrations, Camp Hill
Cellarbrations, Greenslopes
Craft'd Grounds, Albion
Harry Brown's Eatons Hill, Eatons Hill
Hayy Browns PA Hotel, Booval
Liquor Legends Stafford Tavern, Stafford
Liquor Legends, Saltwater Creek Hotel, Helensvale
Saccharomyces Bottle shop, Taringa
Tugun Beach Cellars, Tugun
Yandina Hotel, Yandina