Prancing Pony Brewery – Sunshine Ale

This last week, it’s been hot! You know summer is coming in Brisbane when blinking induces bum crack sweat. It’s times like these when my thirst is insatiable… well almost. If there is a refreshing brew handy, it tends to do the trick. The Sunshine Ale was just the ticket! Adelaide’s Prancing Pony Brewery has… Continue reading Prancing Pony Brewery – Sunshine Ale

Need a Mead? Have a Read…

I had never tasted mead before. It’s a beverage that never really crossed my mind, until the good guys at Next Door Cellars gave me a bottle of Smoothbeard Sparkling Mead to try and review. Mead to me was something from the Viking Age; fermented honey, water and spices, and the ancestor of all fermented… Continue reading Need a Mead? Have a Read…

Mikkeller – Hues 2014 – Lambic Style Gueuze

There are times when you have to stop and pucker up buttercup… This is that moment. Mikkeller’s Hues Gueuze is a spontaneous fermented beer that is aged in Hungarian oak barrels. No, spontaneous fermentation isn’t wizardry, it’s an old process where beer is fermented with wild yeasts that naturally occur in the environment where the… Continue reading Mikkeller – Hues 2014 – Lambic Style Gueuze

Kaiju! & Killer Sprocket – KaKS Cotmari – Black Rye IPA

What happens when a Japanese monster and a murderous cog are genetically combined? Keep reading… Kaiju! and Killer Sprocket joined forces to create a one off brew in November 2014 for a ‘meet the brewers’ event. Both brewers were vying for the most hoppy, malty brew. It was an unorthodox outrageous science experiment. Think Rocky… Continue reading Kaiju! & Killer Sprocket – KaKS Cotmari – Black Rye IPA

Pirate Life Brewing – Pale Ale

Pirate Life /’pʌɪrət lʌɪf/ noun Do what you want, when you want, wherever you want. Pirate Life Brewers Jack and Jared aka ‘Red’ launched their beers at Archive last Thursday, a fitting place for a couple of shady, thieving, pillaging, and scurvy ridden ex BrewDog rouges. Not really (insert winking emoticon), these guys are a… Continue reading Pirate Life Brewing – Pale Ale

Modus Operandi – Former Tenant – Red IPA (RIPA)

So, the story is that this gem is named after the Modus Operandi Brewery’s former tenant; an ‘export importer’ that diversified its operations to include ‘indoor hydroponics’ (wink wink) The beer is packed with Mosaic and Galaxy hops which fills the glass with the heady aroma of the hooch; an apt name for a beer… Continue reading Modus Operandi – Former Tenant – Red IPA (RIPA)

Brisbane Brewing Co – Gnarley Wine – Barley Wine

Why, why, why would the crazy brewers, Brendan and Simeon, of Brisbane Brew Co (BBC) brew the biggest beer that has ever been brewed in the history of Brisbane Brew Co…? Why the bloody hell not! This English style Barley Wine is an absolute corker! The confirmed rumour is that 535 kilograms of grain was… Continue reading Brisbane Brewing Co – Gnarley Wine – Barley Wine

BrewDog – ‘Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents’ Imperial IPA

I have tasted my own medicine, and it was bitter! How could you not love a beer that’s inspired by the father of pharmacology, Dr Jonathan Pereira’s 19th century medical textbook description of Indian Pale Ales? This beer will add gravitas to the statement ‘beer is my medicine’. Seriously, if Dr J says that the… Continue reading BrewDog – ‘Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents’ Imperial IPA