North America: Round Two

The above photo is a picture of a US twenty-dollar bill. I picked it up during my North America trip last year, and it was still in my wallet when I returned home. It was such an awesome trip, I just couldn’t bring myself to covert my last twenty-dollar bill back into Aussie dollars. Instead I decided that I was going…

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…

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…

Rogue Dead Guy Ale

I first tried the Rogue Dead Guy Ale towards the beginning of my beer journey, off tap at the Sail and Anchor hotel in Fremantle. You could say that it was a bit of an epiphany beer for me as well. This was at a time when I was still finding my feet in this…

Rogue XS Imperial India Pale Ale

I recently I added a pair of Spiegelau IPA glasses to my ever growing beer glass collection. They’re pretty sweet, and anyone who’s a fan of hoppy ales should definitely get a pair. But I’m not here to talk about the glasses; head over to 250beers if you want a more in depth look at…