The turn of the century – 1999 to the end of 2000 – was a wild time.

History had ended! Fluoro pastels and baggy pants ruled! Y2K! The fat dripping beats of Dre and Snoop spilled out of speakers everywhere as hip hop finally hit the stratosphere, and West Coast craft beer was similarly taking off in a big way.

Of course, that was then and this is now and as it turned out history didn’t end! Dr Dre and Snoop endured – did somebody say Menulog? – and even fluoro pastels, big pants and the Taliban have made a comeback, sadly.

Another thing that’s stuck around though – and more power to it, we say – is craft beer, and in particular West Coast IPAs. So what better kind of beer to celebrate IPA Day with than a nod to the classic, old-school West Coast style?

That’s The Chronic for you. A king-size hit from the hop, full of dank piney flavours and shimmering tropicals: a double-sized tribute to the daze of old with everything layered together in seamless harmony.

At 8%, the beer’s nice, piney bitterness is followed by a rich profusion of our favourite hops, in a throwback to the OG stylings of IPA pioneers. Sure, it’s a little nostalgic, but who cares when the beer’s this good?

Get some mates over. Crank the Kenwood stereo and settle in on the brown couch for an epic sesh. The West Coast is calling, and Dr Dave has a four-pack of The Chronic waiting for you with your name on it.

Interested? Score some of The Chronic from our online store, or a stockist near you… before it all disappears in a puff of smoke.


Ambarvale Hotel, Ambarvale
Balmain Wine Shop, Balmain
BamVino Cellars, Green Point
Beer Cartel, Artarmon
Beer Deluxe, Albury
Berkeley Vale Cellars, Berkeley Vale
Bitter Phew, Darlinghurst
Blue Gum Hotel, Waitara
Bottle-O Lambton, Lambton
BottleKegCan, Jannali
Bottlo'Briens, Cronulla
Bull & Bush Hotel, Baulkham Hills
Cannons Liquor & Co, Googong
Cellarbrations, Drummoyne
Charlie's Liquor, Panania
Club Rivers, Riverwood
Coledale Fine Wine, Coledale
Coogee Bay Hotel, Coogee
Craft Cartel, Wentworthville
Cringila Cellars, Cringila
D'vine Cellars, Wentworth Falls
Dickson Taphouse, Dickson ACT
George IV, Picton
Georgetown Cellars, Georgetown
Harts Pub, The Rocks
Hops and Vine, Hall ACT
IGA Liquor, Warriewood
Knickerbocker Hotel Bottleshop, Bathurst
Knickerbocker Hotel Bottleshop, Bathurst
Lane Cellars, Orange
Leura Cellars, Leura
Liquor Emporium, Alexandria
Liquor Emporium, Marrickville Metro
Liquor Emporium, St Peters
Liquor Legends, Ashfield
Liquor Stax Kahibah, Kahibah
Little Bay Cellars, Little Bay
Little Bottler, Bellambi

Little Bottler, Manly
Lock Stock & Bottle, Abbotsford
Loftus Liquor, Loftus
Lugarno Cellars, Lugarno
Midway Cellars, Denistone East
Murray's Liquor, East Blaxland
Oldfield Cellars, West Gosford
Page Bottler, Page ACT
Panania Cellars, Panania
Paul's Corner, Salt Ash
Plaza Cellars, Narooma
Plonk, Fyshwick ACT
Ponte Bar and Dining, Nowra
Porters Liquor, Glebe
Prohibition Bottleshop, Kingston ACT
Quakers Cellars, Quakers Hill
Red Bottle, Alexandria
Red Bottle, Broadway
Red Bottle, Redfern
Red Bottle, Sussex Street
Royal Albert, Surry Hills
Sackville Hotel Bottle Shop, Balmain
Sapphire Cellars, Merimbula
Spot Cellars, Randwick
Supercellars, Banksia
The Bottlo, Glen Alpine
The Bottlo, Narellan Vale
The Loose Dozen, Dulwich Hill
The Oaks Hotel Motel, Albion Park
The Prince Bottleshop, Merewether
The Taphouse, Darlinghurst
Thirroul Cellars, Thirroul
Tighes Hill Cellars, Tighes Hill
Titus Jones, Marrickville
Union Hotel, Newtown
Upstairs Wines, Ettalong
Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay
Whitebridge Cellars, Whitebridge
Winston Hills Hotel Bottleshop, Winston Hills