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.
I am always asked about the difference between craft beer and mainstream beer. It’s a curiosity my friends, family and acquaintances always chirp when they see me down my favourite crafty brew. It seems that it is a question that a lot of people have been asking, and while I’m no expert in brewing or… Continue reading Craft Beer Vs Mainstream – What’s the Bloody Difference?
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 and I stopped in to Frenchies in 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… Continue reading Thomas’ Pick – Frenchies Cafe
If you’re not already aware, 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
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
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