Wherefore art thou, liver?

It’s been a BIG weekend here in Brisbane. Saturday started out with a phenomenal day of beer, buses, and buddies (best alliteration I could come up with – sorry) on the Fortitude Brewing/Noisy Minor Shout, while Sunday saw day 1 of the event we’ve all been waiting for: Brewsvegas! To say my body is a little beaten up is an understatement, but I’m surviving. Continue reading

Lonely Pint: A Brisbane Beer Travel Guide – Embassy

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.

Choices in the CBD are getting better, and this week we visit one of the best, the Embassy.

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Worlds Greatest Shave @ Newstead Brewing Co

When asked to come up with characteristics of a typical “beer person”, a few traits spring to mind. Some may attribute them as being snobby or maybe enthusiastic. Some may view them as bearded hipsters, while others may see them as discerning people looking for the best taste. But normally, the terms “hero” and “philanthropist” aren’t the first to spring to mind. 5 guys with varying levels of hair did there best on the 13th of March to change that perspective and braved the razor to help take down leukemia. Continue reading

Lonely Pint: A Brisbane Beer Travel Guide – Green Beacon

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.

We head to the Newstead/Teneriffe area once again for the fantastic, Green Beacon.

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Why I’m Afraid to Drink

I haven’t re-blogged much, but this one just has to be done.

This Is Why I'm Drunk

family portrait The oldest family portrait I have.

The naivete of youth is a powerful blinder, obstructing our view of the world at-large through shades of innocence.

Experiences at the time may seem foreign to a young mind, filtered through a prism of wonder and misunderstanding. Of course, we don’t realize this until years later when those memories are still blurry, but now manipulated and changed by passed time in some kind of cyclical joke played by our brains.

After we have enough time to digest what was, we finally begin to absorb the magnitude of what it means. People and places are the nutrients flowing through our system, providing us energy that propels us into our future as we grasp at our past, trying to hold on to what we think we once knew.

There are many defining moments along my path from beer drinker to enthusiast. There are people and…

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