Blind leading the Blind #1 – Pale Ales

Collaboration – it’s one of those buzzwords that really grabs the attention of beer geeks everywhere. The thought of two of our favourite brewers teaming up to create something extra epic always garners squeals of excitement from the beer community. So now us beer bloggers are trying to get in on the action! I’ve teamed…

Baird Rising Sun Pale Ale

I love Japan. I’m not entirely sure why; maybe it’s because the food is amazing, maybe it’s because I’ve done Karate since I was 6 years old, or maybe it’s because Tokyo is the most insanely-fantastic-mind-orgasm of a city that I’ve ever visited. I love japanese film, anime, and crazy Japanese game shows. I’d move to Japan…

Birra del Borgo ReAle

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m easily impressed by unique beer bottles, in the same way that a six year old is easily impressed by bright colours. So imagine the child like squeal of excitement that escaped from my mouth when I found that they’d started stocking genie-bottle beers from Italian brewery…

Burleigh Brewing Hassle Hop

I was recently sent a bottle of the latest ‘Bit on the side‘ offering from Burleigh Brewing Company – the Hassle Hop Strong Pale Ale. This is the bottled version of the beer that Burleigh produced for the Great Australian Beer Spectapular (GABS) in Melbourne earlier this year. It was met with praise from the lucky few…