Thornbridge Jaipur

I’ve mentioned before some of the pitfalls of chasing down beers from the epic list; specifically the fact that sometimes I’ll stumble across one during a drinking session that’s left me in a state of inebriation. Usually when I consume a beer under this influence, it’s very easy to see all the positives about it…

Spending IPA Day with Australia’s Best!

Calling any beer is the ‘Best’ is a pretty audacious claim that’s almost guaranteed to attract some criticism. There’s just so many different styles and flavours of beer out there that comparison becomes near impossible. However, I can confidently state that the Feral Hop Hog IPA is the best beer in Australia. Period How can…

What’s the deal with IPA?

This is my post for The Session #77, aka Beer Blog Friday. Basically a host blog is chosen, they choose a topic of discussion, and others blog about it. Get the full lowdown at Justin’s Brew Review, the host for this month’s session. The question this month – Why is IPA such a big deal?…

NYC Debrief: Part Two – Beers from the List

Stone Ruination IPA (#112) ‘Ka-blam’ is one way of describing it. ‘Kaboom’ would work too, as would ‘wow’, ‘whoa’, or ‘f*ck’. This is a true hop explosion. But with a name like Ruination (the act of ruining or the condition of being ruined – politely written on the rear label) this comes as no surprise.…

Burleigh Brewing FIGJAM IPA

Anyone who has even glanced at my blog will probably know that my favourite style of beer by far is the IPA. Unfortunately, quality IPA’s are hard to come by in your average Queensland bottle shop; there’s a handful available, but nearly all of these are US imports. It’s very rare that we see a…

Happy IPA Day 2012

This year, on Thursday 2nd of August, craft beer fans/geeks/tragics united to celebrate a beer style that is at the core of craft beer movement; the great India Pale Ale. With copious amounts of hops and equally big malt profiles, IPA’s push the boundaries of what a beer can be, and have converted many a…

Leafer Madness

Finally, I can officially say that I’ve tried 100 beers off my epic list! I wanted my 100th beer to be something special, and in my brain special = expensive. So I went on a quest looking for the priciest beer available to me in Brisbane at the time. The winner, at $56 for a…