Chasing Ale’s Top 5 of 2015

  Well, it’s 2016. Time for me to write what could easily be the only solo post I do this year – the 5 best Aussie beers I had in 2015. Because tradition To be honest, 2015 wasn’t a fantastic year for me. Plenty of ‘real life’ occurences got in the way of my beer time,…

The Hottest 100 of 2014

Welcome to 2015! It’s that time of year again, when I copy and paste my first post from the previous year and slap “Welcome to 2015!” at the start, making it all seem fresh and new. I could also just say “it’s once again time to vote for the Local Taphouse’s Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers!”,…

The other OTHER hottest 100

This past week-and-a-bit there’s been a lot of buzz about the latest Hottest 100 results – by which I mean the Local Taphouse’s Hottest 100 craft beers, not the Triple J hottest100. Although I guess it’s generated a little buzz as well. Anyway…as always I voted for my favorite beers, and I’m happy to say…

The Hottest 100 of 2013

Welcome to 2014! It’s that time of year again, when beer nerds across the country try to cut through the drunken haze of memories that was the previous year to remember the best beers that they tasted, so they can compile a list of their favourite five and vote for them in the Local Taphouse’s…

A test of Sessionability

It needs to be noted from the start that this post isn’t designed to promote binge drinking. I’m merely putting my body on the line for science, so that you don’t have to. Please, don’t try this at home. Unless it’s the next Grand Final day… Sessionable – it’s a word that I’ve been hearing…

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…

Holgate Millennium Falcon

I’ve made it clear in the past just how excited I get when I discover a new single batch beer in my part of the world. However up until now I’ve only written about the Little Creatures range, which is a tad unfair. There are plenty of other fine Australian breweries who are supplying my…