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…

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…

Sierra Nevada Harvest: Southern Hemisphere

I get excited whenever I hear about a beer that’s been brewed with fresh hops – the idea of juicy green hops imparting their juicy fresh flavours to create a juicy ale…it’s juicy. The Sierra Nevada Brewery’s Harvest series are fresh hop ales brewed with wet (fresh green) hops, either from Washington (creating the ‘Northern…

Happy IPA Day 2012

This year, on Thursday 2nd of August, craft beer fans/geeks/tragics united to celebrate a beer style that is at the core of craft beer movement; the great India Pale Ale. With copious amounts of hops and equally big malt profiles, IPA’s push the boundaries of what a beer can be, and have converted many a…

Baltika 4

My next beer is a Russian brew with no name, no description, and no style – just a number. 4 Is this a funky, minimalistic marketing tool? Or is it just stereotypically Russian? Either way, it’s also beer number 104 off my epic list. The bottle says: In this case ‘The Bottle Says’ absolutely nothing.…

Murphy’s Irish Stout

I’ve been a bit quiet on the ol’ blog lately, unfortunately real work has been getting in the way. I also feel like I’ve been a bit distracted from my main task of trying the 1001 beers off the epic list. This isn’t entirely a bad thing, since it’s been fantastic Aussie craft beer causing…

Greene King Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale

Beer number 102 off the epic list is another Greene King ale – the Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale. This is a chance for the brewery to redeem itself in my eyes after the horrible offering that was the Abbot Ale. Unfortunately, this is another ale that’s been packaged in a clear glass bottle…*sigh*, I know…