Category: Beer

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

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

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: Operation Brewery Book Launched

Media Release: Operation Brewery Book Launched

I simply love what 3 lads from the Gold Coast have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. From gypsy brewers launching their interesting Eggnog stout to making a beer with Activision to brewery owners and authors, all in a few years. Today marks the launch of their book 'Operation Brewery'. -- … Continue reading Media Release: Operation Brewery Book Launched

Mornington Peninsula Nitro Sacchariferous Stout Coming to QLD

Mornington Peninsula Nitro Sacchariferous Stout Coming to QLD

Mornington Peninsula's #tinnage series reaches its sixth instalment this week. Coming hot off the heels of number 5, the 'Russell Brown' Belgian Brown Ale, the folks down on the Peninsula are coming full circle and re-releasing their first of the series, the Sacchariferous Stout. This time, however, things are a little bit different. With the … Continue reading Mornington Peninsula Nitro Sacchariferous Stout Coming to QLD

My Favourite Beer Travel Experience

I’m currently sitting on a plane that’s cruising along at 850 km/h and 10 km’s above the earth. This flight is the first leg of two on the way back home from a month long holiday in my home nation, Canada. I thought what better way to eat away some of the hours than to … Continue reading My Favourite Beer Travel Experience