Bennett taps you into craft paradise

LOCAL INSTITUTION: The Hotel Bennett in Hamilton has a big choice of international beers, old staples and craft beers from some independent breweries.
LOCAL INSTITUTION: The Hotel Bennett in Hamilton has a big choice of international beers, old staples and craft beers from some independent breweries.

The Hotel Bennett in Hamilton has one of the largest array of draught products on tap in Newcastle, with 22 beers, one cider and Canadian Club and Dry on tap.

The laid-back local favourite has a big choice of international beers, old staples and craft beers from some independent breweries.

From Young Henrys the Bennett stocks the Real Ale,  based on an English Ale and their Newtowner and limited release Summer Hop ale which both just got places in the the top 100 craft beers in Australia.

The Hop Ale is a strong 6.1%.

The Bennett has a couple of specials from Cricketers Arms in Melbourne with their Keepers Lager being only $5 a schooner and their Summer Scorcher $6 a Schooner.

A few old favourites of the Craft Beer scene are available, including Mountain Goat Steam Ale and Coopers Pale Ale, Coopers Sparkling Ale and their new edition which is the Coopers Session Ale.

Hotel Bennett has you covered for St Patricks Day coming up next month, with Guinness , Kilkenny and Magners Irish Cider  promotions running and plenty of giveaways.

There will also be Irish music on that afternoon and evening.

Marking Chinese New Year this Friday, February 15, there is  Tiger from Singapore and Sapporo from Japan which is the perfect complement for meals from the Oriental Kitchen restaurant which has been in the hotel for over 20 years.