Archive’s Grape vs Grain

My blogs are very few and far between these days. There are many reasons, but chief among them is my insatiable consumption of everything delicious, no holds barred. I have zero discipline, no self control. Essentially, I’m getting fat. I am a walking lava lamp so a little restraint has been needed. Notwithstanding the above, I hopped along to… Continue reading Archive’s Grape vs Grain

Newstead Brewing Co – Wastelands Red Rye Ale

Getting beer mail is an enormous treat and a great privilege. I never in a gazillion years thought that I would receive beer IN THE MAIL! So to kick off what I hope will be more blog posts, I’d like write this post as a thank-you to Newstead for sending me the Wastelands Red Rye Ale. Wastelands is Newstead… Continue reading Newstead Brewing Co – Wastelands Red Rye Ale

Archive Tap Takeover -Stone Brewing Co.

Last Thursday I got off my ample backside and headed to Archive for the Stone Brewing Tap Takeover. I’ve been laying fairly low lately so to retire the glorious role of being a home body, I broke the outing drought with this event hosted by Archive Beer Boutique. To be honest I hadn’t looked at the beer list… Continue reading Archive Tap Takeover -Stone Brewing Co.

Craft Beer Vs Mainstream – What’s the Bloody Difference?

My friends and family ask me about the difference between craft beer and mainstream beer; a curiosity they always chirp when they see me down my favourite crafty brew. So, given I am no expert in brewing or beer, I’ll attempt to give my tuppence worth! First, let’s distinguish a microbrewery and a large commercial mainstream… Continue reading Craft Beer Vs Mainstream – What’s the Bloody Difference?

Yeastie Boys – Stairdancer Pacific Ale

I’ll admit I was pretty excited to taste this brew mainly because I loved the label. I am sometimes a bit superficial like that, but I’ve written about craft beer being holistically appealing, so I’m going hang my hat on it. Also, I was bloody thirsty! The Stairdancer is a wheat-based session ale totally suited… Continue reading Yeastie Boys – Stairdancer Pacific Ale

Thomas’ Pick – Frenchies Cafe

Thomas and I stopped in to Frenchies at Wynnum with some good friends after a little stroll along Wynnum’s Esplanade. Owned and run by Joanna and Kieran, Frenchies pays homage to their furry kids; French Bull Dogs.   Apart from being pet friendly (obviously), they are the only establishment that I’ve been to that specifically caters for your… Continue reading Thomas’ Pick – Frenchies Cafe

Brouwerij Alvinne – Sigma

If you don’t already know, I LOVE SOURS! Seriously… Dutch brewery Alvinne has created a deliciously fruity dark sour that will spark your interest; the Sigma. It’s a unique little bugger. Bitter, sour, sweet, and dry! A great combination of fruity flavours, balanced, and very quenching. Now, I understand that sours are an acquired taste, and that… Continue reading Brouwerij Alvinne – Sigma

Stone & Wood – Cloud Catcher

For thousands of years the Bundjalung people have known the sacred Mt Warning as Wollumbin, meaning Cloud Catcher, which remains a geographical icon and place of cultural significance for Aboriginal people, indeed Australia, and now the image that features on Stone & Wood’s Cloud Catcher Ale. When Stone & Wood expanded its operations to an old… Continue reading Stone & Wood – Cloud Catcher

Stone Brewing Co – Delicious IPA

Beer buffs know that Stone Brewing Co brew awesome big bottomed, hop combo’d Californian IPAs, and are always experimenting to burst new hoppy flavours into the IPA arena. Enter, Delicious IPA. Granted, the name isn’t all that creative, but it’s pretty much on song. It is a hoppy brew made for those who love a… Continue reading Stone Brewing Co – Delicious IPA

Nive Beef Jerky – It’s a little bit delicious!

When you’re asked to try jerky and blog it, what’s a boy to do… Of course I shoved as much as I could in my face and shared (a little bit) around. Now, here’s the blog. Since 2004 Doug and Rachel Cameron have owned and operated and  Nive Beef beef company in Nive Downs (No 4… Continue reading Nive Beef Jerky – It’s a little bit delicious!