Stuff you may have missed

Firstly, I must apologise for my recent disappearing act – it’s been 32 days since my last post! Oh the shame… But there were a few valid reasons for my absence: It’s difficult to run a blog when your home internet access mysteriously disappears for 25 days straight (thanks again Optus!) I’ve been ridiculous busy with work, and since work pays the bills,…

Brooklynites, Mountain Goats, and me

I was planning  on taking this weekend off, relaxing with a few fine brews without worrying about taking notes or writing  anything about them. You know, just chilling out…but now I’m furiously packing my bags, looking for my toothbrush, a notebook, and my best drinking boots. Arghh!! You see, today is the day that I…

The Noisy Minor Shout

Ok, I know I’m falling WAY behind with the recap of my North America trip, but I need to take some time out to mention some local noise that I heard over the weekend. Noisy, yellow, beer fuelled noise that could be heard echoing through the streets of Milton, Teneriffe, New Farm and West End.…

Green Beacon Brewery

Last weekend I trekked down to Teneriffe to check out Brisbane’s newest craft beer spot, the Green Beacon Brewery. It’s been over a year since I first heard rumours about the brewery (see Black Ladles detective work here), and the anticipation over its opening has been high. Finally, on Australia Day weekend 2013, the roller…

The Wig & Pen Brewery & Tavern

I’ve recently visited the nation’s capital for work, which also gave me the chance to check out the local beer scene. Canberra has some seriously cool beer spots – bottle shops filled with craft and international brews, and some funky little bars serving good food and beer (Debacle in Bradon gets an honourable mention here).…

The Townsville Brewery

Last week I was sent to the city of Townsville, North Queensland for work. I was very excited by this…not the work part of course; this was my chance to finally visit the Townsville Brewery. I’d heard many good things about this place, but also had a slight trepidation based on bad experiences I’d had…