Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve

Christmas in Australia. It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s sunny, and I’m pretty sure Santa has to trade in his usual winter garb for a pair of board shorts and pluggers when he visits. So I always find it hard to appreciate typical Christmas ales from the northern hemisphere, as they’re pretty much designed to be enjoyed in the snow or…

Yep, bloggers can brew beer…

…and I’m not talking about just any beer; I’m talking about fresh, tasty, exciting brews that push boundaries and make people go wow! (ok, it helps to have a brewing mastermind behind the scenes as well) Tuesday night saw the culmination of 3 months of planning, drinking, more planning, more drinking, brewing, even more drinking, and some hardcore social media flooding by myself…

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…

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…

The secret is out…

Those of you that keep up to date with social media may have noticed that something special happened in Brisbane yesterday. A collaboration of sorts, involving myself and five other Brisbane based bloggers (plus one who was present in spirit, while physically being located on the other side of the planet), at one of Brisbane’s…

Le Merle

Today is a day for celebration! Why? How many reasons do you need? 1. Its Friday. That should be enough of a reason right there, so go have a beer 2. This is the third post that I’ve done in as many days! That’s unheard of, so have another beer 3. The beer that I’m…