- Getting back on track with my homebrewing
- #29 was a haphazard, watery, bitter ale
- The future of the Fortitude Valley in Brizneyland
This week, though, we’ve decided to do a State of Origin themed week. If you weren’t aware, the second game of Australia’s greatest sporting spectacle is this Wednesday and NSW might actually have a chance at ending Queensland’s unprecedented dominance, which will be painful to endure but is probably for the best in the long run. Or we could turn it around and trounce the Cockroaches in the next two games. We’ll have to wait and see. Anyway, keep an eye out for our (vaguely) Origin-based posts this week.
Here are the other highlights from last week:
- A taxing double standard – Australian Brews News
- Why Not Support A Beer Worker’s Strike Call? – Good Beer Blog
- Brooklyn Brewery Pop Up – The Beer Prole
- Tough Ted Tuppen Tears into Government – Tandleman’s Beer Blog
- Gallatin County Tavern Owners Sue to Block Distillery Permit – Growler Fills
- Little Creatures Single Batch – Mr Obadiah – 250 Beers
- Beer festivals: where will they be held next? – The BeerCast (lolz)
- Dan Murphys sells takeaway draught – The Shout
- Meanwhile, Lion’s Tap King home draught system is selling well – The Shout
- Alcoholics rejoice: a beer holder for your shower – Beer and Baking
Unfortunately, the running theme of this week’s MR links is influence – both government and corporate – on the boozing industry. Perhaps it is not to all readers’ tastes but it is important to keep an eye on powerful organisations, especially when those organisations seem content to tar the discerning crafty alcoholic with the violent thug alcoholic with the same brush.
In other news, The Age tells Gillard to go; Japan is going down the gurgler; Queensland dinosaur bones (a joke about the age of our Origin team might be appropriate here); Putin nicks a Superbowl ring; the Pace of Modern Life; and Massive Attack v Adam Curtis?