Tag: craft beer

Craft Beer Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Craft Beer Doesn’t Have to be Scary

It’s happened. While at a BBQ, a mate handed you a beer unfamiliar to yourself. It looked foreign. It seemed to be in a language you were pretty certain was German and had acronyms like ‘IBU’ which you could only assume stood for ‘International Beer Union’ or ‘Intact birthing uterus’. You gave your mate a … Continue reading Craft Beer Doesn’t Have to be Scary

The Pumpyard has Arrived! 4 Hearts Brings Ipswich the Fresh Stuff

The Pumpyard has Arrived! 4 Hearts Brings Ipswich the Fresh Stuff

It’s been a long wait, but the 4 Hearts brew pub in Ipswich, The Pumpyard will finally be opening tomorrow, March 11, 2015. Wade Curtis, head brewer, has made quite the splash already in Brisbane these past few years with his signature Pale Ale (which ranked 49 in this year’s Hottest 100 Beers) as well … Continue reading The Pumpyard has Arrived! 4 Hearts Brings Ipswich the Fresh Stuff

Blind Leading the Blind #3 – Hefeweizen

Blind Leading the Blind #3 – Hefeweizen

Hefeweizen. The name conjures memories of eating white sausage, pretzels and a tall glass of Paulaner for breakfast in Bavaria. My mouth is salivating just at the thought of it. The style is as German as lederhosen and Hasslehoff. Doing this style was a welcome change from last month’s debacle which was the pale lager tasting. Although … Continue reading Blind Leading the Blind #3 – Hefeweizen

Media Release: Brewsvegas – Brisbane’s craft culture exposed, beer by beer

Media Release: Brewsvegas – Brisbane’s craft culture exposed, beer by beer

It's here! It's finally here! The much anticipated launch of the Brewsvegas 2015 events calendar! Head over to http://www.brewsvegas.com to check it out now! --  MEDIA RELEASE  -- February 24, 2015 Brewsvegas - Brisbane's craft culture exposed, beer by beer   24th February 2015, Brisbane, Australia Brewsvegas is a grass roots, community minded celebration of Brisbane's … Continue reading Media Release: Brewsvegas – Brisbane’s craft culture exposed, beer by beer

Top 5 of January 2015 – A Month in Review

Top 5 of January 2015 – A Month in Review

Not so long ago on a blog not unlike this one, there was a monthly addition highlighting the top 5 new beers I had consumed. Due to life doing what it does best and getting in the way laziness, it fell by the wayside, but for 2015, I’ve decided to resurrect it. Admittedly, this is still … Continue reading Top 5 of January 2015 – A Month in Review

Blind Leading the Blind #2 – Pale Lager

Blind Leading the Blind #2 – Pale Lager

I will admit, there are many things in this world I don’t understand. I don’t understand how people can be loud and obnoxious in the Quiet Carriage on the train. I have difficulties with comprehending the use of 3 kg of packaging for a single memory card. And I don’t get Pale Lagers. Unfortunately for … Continue reading Blind Leading the Blind #2 – Pale Lager

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

Happy Brew Year! 2015

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, I sit here in the humid, Townsville heat and think back to the year that was. When I did my first Brew Years round up last year, I had really only been in operation for about 5 months, with all but a mere 2 weeks being in … Continue reading Happy Brew Year! 2015

Blind Leading the Blind #1 – Pale Ale

Blind Leading the Blind #1 – Pale Ale

Drunken conversations breed bad ideas. “Watch me climb this tree”, “Let’s go streaking”, or “We should buy a bar!” are but a few of the horrible flashes of genius that can pop into existence whilst inebriated. I must admit, I've had my fair share, most of which I refuse to share out of pure embarrassment. … Continue reading Blind Leading the Blind #1 – Pale Ale

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