Tag: craft 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)

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

Nundah – Brisbane’s Newest Hot Spot

Nundah – Brisbane’s Newest Hot Spot

Nundah means “chain of water holes” in the local Aboriginal dialect, but aside from nearby Kedron Brook which borders its southern edge, it hasn’t really lived up to its name.  Its main drag, Sandgate Road, has been lacking in choice for locations to whet your whistle on a Friday after work for many years now. … Continue reading Nundah – Brisbane’s Newest Hot Spot

Blind Leading the Blind #4 – Stouts

Blind Leading the Blind #4 – Stouts

8 months. It's taken 8 months to get another Blind Leading the Blind post out. Luckily, this time around, Chasing Ale was the one on the ball, pushing to get everything done. This stout tasting was meant to be something for winter, as drinkers tend to gravitate more to the darker, richer styles during the … Continue reading Blind Leading the Blind #4 – Stouts

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

Rohan’s Pretentious and Judgmental Food Journal – Stitch Bar, Sydney

Rohan’s Pretentious and Judgmental Food Journal – Stitch Bar, Sydney

I thought Rohan had given up his food journal after a whopping 1 entry, but it would appear I was incorrect; he's simply as lazy as I am.  Rohan is currently down in Sydney for work and while 'bored', he decided to do an interesting little write up on 'Stitch Bar' in the CBD. Hopefully, … Continue reading Rohan’s Pretentious and Judgmental Food Journal – Stitch Bar, Sydney