Australia Day 2014

Another Australia Day has come and gone, and the wonderful folks at the Crafty Pint and Local TapHouse have assembled the nations votes on the top brews of 2013. Most of the good beer swilling patrons flocked to various pubs to watch the countdown. I could do a blow-by-blow of the events, but there are those that can put it more eloquently then I, so to see a great summery of the list, check out BrewsNews here. Since I’m a bit more egotistical, I’m going to go over my top 5 picks and see how they stacked up.  Continue reading

Lonely Pint: A Brisbane Beer Travel Guide – Newstead Brewing Co

While I was on my travels to various places around the world, I thought to myself ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I had a Lonely Planet style book that would tell me where to go for a good drop?’. There are plenty of websites out there to find that information, but what I wanted was the hard facts; opening times, number of taps, variety, food etc. With that question still lingering in my mind, I decided to start up the “Lonely Pint” (see what I did there…) and highlight, in a travel guide fashion, the great places to drink in Brisbane. If you are new to this fair city, here on vacation, or just new to the whole Good Beer scene and would like to know where to go to explore deeper into it, this will hopefully be helpful.

This week installments looks at one of the newest guys on the block, Newstead Brewing Co

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Alementary – Get your learn on.

“That oxidization of that beer has skunked it. Too bad, it’s normally a very sessionable SMaSH”.

Did you just scratch your head and say “Huh”? Like a large percentage of people, better known as non-‘beer nerds’, the above phrase may has well be written in Latin or ancient Sanskrit. For those of us that do understand it, it’s taken a lot of time to learn through books, online research and being corrected after saying something dumb by those who know better (that last one may just be me). The whole process can be a bit daunting when starting out, but The Scratch has now made those first steps a bit easier. Continue reading

An Itch to Scratch

Yesterday afternoon saw me catching up with a mate of mine whom I hadn’t seen in almost 5 months. Since we were both currently not working (him because he was on annual leave and I because, well, I’m unemployed), we decided to go and grab a few beers and regale each other on tales of our adventures overseas. Continue reading

Lonely Pint: A Brisbane Beer Travel Guide – Brewski Bar

While I was on my travels to various places around the world, I thought to myself ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I had a Lonely Planet style book that would tell me where to go for a good drop?’. There are plenty of websites out there to find that information, but what I wanted was the hard facts; opening times, number of taps, variety, food etc. With that question still lingering in my mind, I decided to start up the “Lonely Pint” (see what I did there…) and highlight, in a travel guide fashion, the great places to drink in Brisbane. If you are new to this fair city, here on vacation, or just new to the whole Good Beer scene and would like to know where to go to explore deeper into it, this will hopefully be helpful.

This week we head to Caxton Street for Brewski Bar.

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Lonely Pint: A Brisbane Beer Travel Guide – Tippler’s Tap

First post of the new year and I’ve decided to come out swinging. Now that I’m back in Brisbane, I’ve got a lot of extra time and can now devote a good deal of attention to the blog. My apologies to all who have been reading it wondering “when the heck is he going to put something else up?”. I have a few things in the works that I hope you guys will enjoy. The first being the Lonely Pint Travel Guide.

While I was on my travels to various places around the world, I thought to myself ‘Wouldn’t it be great
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