Category: Beer

Hottest 100 Craft Beers 2016 – I’m Going Local

Hottest 100 Craft Beers 2016 – I’m Going Local

It's that time of year again. I'm not talking about the holiday season, which admittedly, I haven't really been getting into as much this year. No, I'm talking about voting season for the yearly Hottest 100 beers. Two years running I've posted my top 5 picks, with last year getting in a sneaky bonus 5 votes. … Continue reading Hottest 100 Craft Beers 2016 – I’m Going Local

Bavarian Bier Cafe – Oktoberfest

Bavarian Bier Cafe – Oktoberfest

I have an app on my phone, which I’m sure many of you have, called “Timehop”. As fun as it is looking back on those fond memories, between the months of September and December, it gets a bit depressing. It was during this period back in 2013, the wife and I had packed up our … Continue reading Bavarian Bier Cafe – Oktoberfest

My 5 Summer-time Smashers

My 5 Summer-time Smashers

Spring may be the official season, but recent hot weather has thoroughly convinced me it’s summer. For me, there is no better way to beat the heat then to crack a cold one and enjoy what Australian beer has to offer. Hot times like these call for something a bit easier to drink. Nothing too … Continue reading My 5 Summer-time Smashers

5 Tips to Have a Great Beer inCider Experience

5 Tips to Have a Great Beer inCider Experience

It's finally happened; I've lowered myself to the lowest common blogging denominator: lists. The penultimate of click-bait, used to rack up hit counts and page views while imparting absolutely zero content. Before you send an angry mob, brandishing pitch forks and torches, hear me out first. This will be my second time at the Beer … Continue reading 5 Tips to Have a Great Beer inCider Experience

Noisy Minor – Admiral Ackbar

Noisy Minor – Admiral Ackbar

Last month, I was honoured to be highlighted in the inaugural “Aussie Beer Bloggers” feature on the Crafty Pint. I’m happy just to find out people read what I put up, but to be recognized like that was something else. To say I was a bit chuffed would be an understatement. As I wasn’t sure … Continue reading Noisy Minor – Admiral Ackbar

Media Release: Hawkers Beer

Media Release: Hawkers Beer

I remember back to when I walked the Bridge 2 Brisbane back in 2013. After it was done, we had gone to a Turkish restaurant and I saw this beer called "961 Beer Lebanese Pale Ale". I remember it having a very interesting flavour, with the addition of thyme, sage, chamomile and various other herbs. … Continue reading Media Release: Hawkers Beer

My Votes for this Years H100

My Votes for this Years H100

I finally sat down and started to think about all the fantastic beers I had in 2014, and there was a lot. Australia has so many new brewers and beers of high caliber that it's really difficult to narrow down a select few. Readers of the blog may remember my dilemma on choosing a selection criteria, … Continue reading My Votes for this Years H100

Hottest 100 2014

Hottest 100 2014

It's that time of year again. No, not the twinkling of Christmas lights and the frantic cash-grab which is the holiday season; I'm talking about the Hottest 100 vote from the Local Taphouse. Last year, I based my picks solely on new check-in's. While this wasn't necessarily a bad criteria, I couldn't help but think … Continue reading Hottest 100 2014

A Quick Argument for Cans

A Quick Argument for Cans

For your consideration: Cans v. Bottles.   A lot of hub-ub has been made over cans recently. They really are a great vessel for transporting beer. The typical benefits preached are their storage and shipping capability, being smaller and stack-able, as well as the complete lack of light they permit through, preventing skunking. And really, if you're … Continue reading A Quick Argument for Cans

Technically Enjoyable

Gather ‘round kids, and let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, I was what one would call a “raver”. I used to go to all night dance events to listen to a style of music I loved and that wasn’t available for consumption by mainstream means. This music captivated me and drew … Continue reading Technically Enjoyable