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