#ThrowbackThursday: Chimay Bleue

When I started this blog two and a half years ago, I’d already been searching for the beers from the epic list for about eight months. So I’d already managed to find quite a few of them – around 80 actually – before I decided to begin scrawling drunken notes on the back of coasters…

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…

A day with Deschutes

Aussies have recently been blessed by a flood of US beers hitting our shores, most of which have not (officially) been seen down under before. One of the new breweries sending their wares across the ocean is Deschutes from Bend, Oregon. I was pretty excited about this, because I knew that there were a few…

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…

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…