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!

Thomas’ Pick – Billykart West End

Living in South Brisbane/West End gives me endless choices for food and drinking venues. I’m seriously spoiled, so when when I heard that a Billykart establishment was going to be nestled at the bottom of Aria’s Botanica Residences, I may have squealed a little. Chef Ben O’Donoghue’s Billykart Kitchen in Annerley is a wonderful place to… Continue reading Thomas’ Pick – Billykart West End

Smuttynose Brewing Company – Baltic Porter

We can thank the Baltic States for this number… Well, sort of. Based on English porters, and introduced to the Baltic states in the 1700’s, the English porter was  bastardised to reflect the stronger and sweeter Russian Imperial Stout. Born is the Baltic Porter; rich and luscious. The Smuttynose Baltic Porter is a treat for the senses. It’s… Continue reading Smuttynose Brewing Company – Baltic Porter

Opening Soon – The Catchment Brewing Co – West End

West End is definitely getting its score of drinking and eating haunts. Chief among them is a brewery! I was thrilled to get an invite to Catchment Brewing Co’s Family and Friends event on Saturday 21 November. Of course I RSVP’d faster than a hornet with ‘roid rage, predominately because I wanted to support my good friend,… Continue reading Opening Soon – The Catchment Brewing Co – West End

Noisy Minor Brewing Co – ANZUS IPA

Noisy Minor’s ANZUS IPA is a tribute to the Australian, New Zealand and United States hop growing nations. The ANZUS is Noisy Minor’s take on the great American IPA, but without malt immoderacy. There is no doubt that we are all familiar with Noisy Minor’s ANZUS IPA. It’s been in the The Local Taphouse Hottest 100… Continue reading Noisy Minor Brewing Co – ANZUS IPA