Side-By-Side Tasting: Hills Cider Hop Edition 2016 and 2017

Side-By-Side Tasting: Hills Cider Hop Edition 2016 and 2017

When my good friend Sam, Queensland rep for Hills Cider, asked me if I wanted a couple bottles of their Hop Edition to try and possibly write an article about them, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I’m already a big fan of the cidery, and have a very special place in my heart for … Continue reading Side-By-Side Tasting: Hills Cider Hop Edition 2016 and 2017

Media Release: IPA Day Comes to Ballistic Beer

Media Release: IPA Day Comes to Ballistic Beer

Salisbury's Ballistic Brewing is ready to raise lupulin tolerances for next months IPA Day. I'm sure this award-winning brewery will grace punters with some A+ IPA's. --  MEDIA RELEASE  -- 19 July 2017 IPA Day takes over Ballistic Brewery Every August all over the globe beer enthusiasts get together to celebrate one of the most … Continue reading Media Release: IPA Day Comes to Ballistic Beer

Pirate Life Mosaic IPA

Pirate Life Mosaic IPA

All aboard the hype train… WOOWOO!!! I usually end up grabbing the “latest and greatest” beer months after they’ve made their splash; when punters have generally forgotten about them and moved onto their next shiny new toy. But after some lively ‘debate’ in a few beer-related Facebook forums, I decided to take the plunge and … Continue reading Pirate Life Mosaic IPA

Why I don’t Use the Word ‘Craft’ and Why You Shouldn’t Either

*** WARNING – INCOMING RANT POST ***   There has been a lot of debate lately on the recent news of Lions departure from the CBIA by retiring the memberships of their Malt Shovel (James Squire), Little Creatures, and White Rabbit labels.  While the discussion is lively, I’m going to touch on a related issue … Continue reading Why I don’t Use the Word ‘Craft’ and Why You Shouldn’t Either

Best Valued Brewsvegas Events!

Best Valued Brewsvegas Events!

  It's that time of year again! The 4th annual Brewsvegas festival is kicking off next week and I for one am pumped that it's back. With such a large program, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to select your itinerary and if you're a bit of a spend-thrift like I, you tend to … Continue reading Best Valued Brewsvegas Events!

Hottest 100 Beers 2016

Hottest 100 Beers 2016

December. The month conjures images of Christmas, hot weather, and of course, voting for the Hottest 100 beers. The annual popularity contest polls the nation and has been presenting the results of Australia’s favourite craft brews every Australia Day since 2008. While some cry foul that the larger brands get more recognition in the poll … Continue reading Hottest 100 Beers 2016

Ballistic Brewing (or how I missed out yet still didn’t miss out)

Ballistic Brewing (or how I missed out yet still didn’t miss out)

One of the little perks of running a beer blog with minimal readership is that you get the occasional invite to a launch or tasting night. Unfortunately, now being a member of the hospitality crowd, things get a bit more difficult to get to. So when I was invited to the Ballistic Brewing tasting event … Continue reading Ballistic Brewing (or how I missed out yet still didn’t miss out)

Beer InCider 2016

Beer InCider 2016

This post should actually be titled, “Hey, I documented virtually nothing during my time at Beer InCider so I’m doing everything from a shoddy, inebriated memory”. It just doesn’t have a great ring to it, though. One of the reasons there is a distinct lack of recorded info is that I hosted a pair of tastings … Continue reading Beer InCider 2016

My 5 Summer-time Smashers 2016-17

My 5 Summer-time Smashers 2016-17

Around this time last year, I made a decidedly early post about my favourite 5 smashable summer beers. I've decided, since I'm sweating again, it might be time to dig this idea out and once again dive into the lowest form of blogging: lists. As before, my criteria for selection comes down to this: the beer … Continue reading My 5 Summer-time Smashers 2016-17

Media Release: Double the Good, By Having a Burrito and a Beer

Media Release: Double the Good, By Having a Burrito and a Beer

Two great companies doing a stellar job to make the world a better place have teamed up. The launch is going to be across the road from where I work as well! --  MEDIA RELEASE  -- 30 August 2016 Two great Aussie companies on a mission to do good have teamed up to offer customers a … Continue reading Media Release: Double the Good, By Having a Burrito and a Beer