Tag: good beer

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

Media Release: Reef set for “Hoptimistic” future thanks to… A GOOD BEER

  --  MEDIA RELEASE  -- 26 November, 2015 A new craft beer company is set to shake up Australia’s $4 billion beer industry by brewing beers that help support uniquely Australian causes. And, if the venture takes off like similar projects in the US and the UK, Aussie pub-goers could be drinking “Great Barrier Beers” … Continue reading Media Release: Reef set for “Hoptimistic” future thanks to… A GOOD BEER

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

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

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

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